Application

PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION GUIDELINES COMPLETELY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.

All retreats must be approved by Pundarika Foundation, and your application is pending until it is reviewed by the Retreat Committee.

I. Qualifications

Solitary retreat in a remote area, especially for longer periods of time, can be a very powerful and opening experience and can also present challenges. With this in mind, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has developed the qualifying criteria for all applicants:

  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche must be one of your main dharma teachers
  • Attended a minimum of three retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
  • Maintained a daily meditation practice for at least one continuous year prior to the retreat for which you are applying.
  • Willingness to abide by the Five Precepts during the retreat:
    • I take as a training precept to refrain from taking life
    • I take as a training precept to refrain from taking that which is not freely given
    • I take as a training precept to refrain from sexual misconduct
    • I take as a training precept to refrain from unwise/unskillful speech
    • I take as a training precept to refrain from intoxication that clouds the mind

 

II. Application Process

  1. To apply, first check our calendar of availability.  Retreatants must arrive on Sunday and depart on a subsequent Sunday by noon. The minimum retreat duration at this time is one (1) week and the maximum retreat duration is twelve (12) weeks.
  2. Next, submit the Application (see button at bottom of Application form). Please review the application carefully before actually submitting the form, as your information cannot be saved.
  3. You will be contacted within two weeks after a completed application is received concerning the review results. Please see the Personal Retreats FAQ for pricing and payment information. There is no cost to apply. Please send any questions you may have to registrar@pundarika.org.