Course Policy

  1. Reconfirmation
    Within 10 days before the course begins you must reconfirm your intention to attend. If you have not reconfirmed by the day prior to the start of the course at 5 pm, your place will be canceled and given to someone on the waiting list.
    Reconfirmation can be done by post, email, phone or by visiting the centre between 4 pm and 5 pm daily except Sundays.
    Likewise, if your arrival will be delayed past 4 pm on the day the course starts and you have not notified us, your place will be canceled and given to someone on the waiting list.
    Please note that we are not always near the phone in the office and cannot be responsible in case of difficulty in trying to reconfirm by telephone.
    If at any time you know that you will be unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give your space to someone on the waiting list.

If you are on the Waiting List, please arrive at the Centre at 3 PM the day the course begins WITHOUT your luggage.
If you wish to put your name on the Waiting List, please visit the Centre at 8 am on the day course begins and write your name on the Waiting List sheet and then come back at 3 pm to find out if you have been accepted for the course.

What to Bring
Bedding: Mattress, pillow, pillowcase, one bedsheet, and one blanket will be provided to everyone. Please bring more blankets and/or a sleeping bag as required.
Clothing: Due to the high altitude of the centre, warm clothing may be required throughout the year. A raincoat or umbrella is advisable year-round, particularly during monsoon season. All students should observe the rules for modest dress as outlined in the Code of Discipline. Tight, transparent, revealing or otherwise striking clothing such as shorts, short skirts, tights and leggings, and sleeveless tops should not be worn. It is advisable to bring a shawl to keep warm during meditation times.
Laundry: Hand washing of clothes is not permitted due to lack of water. Laundry services are available at a reasonable cost.
Torch: A torch and extra cells will be needed.
Telephone: There is no STD/ISD facility for students on the course.
Others: Bring all the necessary items for the complete period of the course. Do your travel arrangements before the course. Personal food is not permitted at the centre.