The duty of thoughts and emotions is to arise and to pass away. Our duty is to not grasp or cling, to just let them be. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
how do i register for a pundarika foundation retreat?
Registration and payment information for Pundarika Foundation sponsored retreats is available in the Retreats section of the website. Retreat fees must be paid by credit card (MasterCard and Visa are accepted; American Express is not accepted). Payment of retreat fees can be made in two ways. You can pay in full or in two steps. The second option includes a deposit of half the fee amount with a final payment due 30 days before the retreat begins. All (excluding scholarship applicants) registrations incur a non-refundable fee; please see retreat cancellation policy below.
Registration for international and privately sponsored retreats (non-Pundarika) can be accomplished by contacting the designated registrar for that retreat to get registration and payment details. These contacts are listed in the Retreats section on the web.
what is the cost for a retreat?
Costs for retreats may vary slightly depending upon the venue. Please check the specific retreat site page for exact fees.
what happens if i need to cancel my registration?
Retreat Cancellation Policy
The purpose of our cancellation policy is to acknowledge that retreatants’ future plans can change unexpectedly and at the same time protect Pundarika from costs it incurs due to commitments to various vendors and paying for staff time that support the retreat.
Full payment of all retreat fees is due 30 days before the first day that a retreat begins.
If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the first day that a retreat begins, you will receive a refund less a $65.00 cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 15 and 29 days prior to the program start date, you will receive a refund less a $90.00 cancellation fee.
No refunds will be given two weeks before the retreat begins.
Certain programs have unique cancellation policies that supersede our general policy, and they are described on the program registration page on our web site for that particular retreat or program (normally these are non-Crestone retreats where host facilities have their own cancellation policies).
Cancellations must be requested by contacting the Registrar by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Refunds through PayPal will be credited to the same credit card with which your retreat fees were paid. Once the cancellation period is over, refunds are not possible and forfeited funds are considered “fee-for-service” payments (according to IRS) and are not considered eligible for tax-exempt status. In other words, they cannot be considered donations.
Other Related Fees: Changing Meals and Lodging
If you are not canceling a program or retreat but need to change a meal plan or lodging choice after your initial choices at registration, this has an impact on the people providing those services. If your meal plan and/or lodging is provided by Pundarika Foundation and if you make a change to your meal plan and/or lodging reservation, you will be charged a $25.00 administrative change fee. Please note that no refunds for food and lodging will be given two weeks before the retreat begins.
does pundarika foundation offer scholarships for retreats?
Scholarship assistance is available for people with serious financial limitations who would otherwise be precluded from attending retreats. (Please read the Scholarship Policy for criteria.)
what kinds of food and lodging options can i expect?
These options are described when registration opens for each retreat in the Retreat section of the Pundarika web site.
Please visit Getting to and From Crestone, CO for more information on directions and transportation. And for a Crestone retreat map, click here! Participants in Crestone retreats will need to find their own housing. Click here for a list of housing choices. Optional meal plans are offered at the Desert Sage restaurant near the Baca Townhomes (see Crestone retreat map).
can i stay in my lodging between two crestone colorado retreats?
If you are attending back-to-back Crestone retreats and would like to stay in your lodgings between retreats, you must confirm that with your lodging host that it is possible to do so. Your host will add the additional cost for the interim period lodging to your total fee. You will need to provide your own food during this interim period, as there will be no meal plan during this time.
what happens if a retreat is full?
When the retreat registration list is full, you can be placed on a waiting list. An e-mail template will be available for you to complete and send to the Registrar. Entry into the retreat from the waiting list is prioritized on a first come/first served basis. If a place in the retreat becomes available for you, you will be contacted by the Registrar, who will specify the period of time in which payment must be made.
What if I do not have my own transportation?
Now you can easily find or offer a ride to or from Pundarika Retreats and Programs. We invite you to share resources, get to know other dharma students traveling to our retreats and help the environment. View the Rideboard now to make a connection. And if Crestone, Colorado is your retreat destination, please visit Getting To and From Crestone, CO for more information on directions and transportion.