Zen and The Art of Inquiry, an annual three day residential intensive
Easter weekend, Friday April 10th through Monday, April 13th, 2020
Commonweal Retreat Center, Point Reyes National Seashore
Cost: $600 for private room, $500 shared room, vegetarian meals and snacks included
There is limited space, so it is best to apply as early as possible. This annual intensive is intended for adults who are choosing to participate in this intense activity and are sincerely committed to Enlightenment through inquiry, (which will be taught,) contemplative silence and communication in safety. The website content explains the intensive purpose and commitment.
Here's how to register... Apply to attend this upcoming intensive by answering the questions below and email to [email protected] Enclose a small recent photo of yourself. Pitaka will confirm your registration within 24 hours and may choose to interview you by phone. Then pay the full amount for the room you choose, meals and guidance. Payment is required to reserve your space, it's easy using the Paypal link, or write to request a partial work trade job if you need this. (One is available each intensive.) It is also important to read the website content for full details.
I am requesting to attend the up-coming three day residential intensive, Easter weekend, 2020.
How I heard about the intensive_________________________________________________
Name... and age
Email address...and home address
Spiritual orientation, religion if any, philosophy, yoga/meditation practice or related study...
State of physical and emotional health, any medications? side effects?
Are you willing to refrain from the use of drugs, alcohol and smoking at anytime during the intensive, including before arrival?
Do you have a history of addiction, depression or mental illness? (when? is it resolved?)
Do you wish to learn the art of inquiry? (a unique practice of focusing, intentional questioning, opening to something deeper than the every day) Does self-sourcing Truth interest you?
How do you wish to benefit by attending? Is your intention awakening? (consider this deeply)
The food is vegetarian organic. (dairy and eggs are included) Do you need special food?
Are you willing to follow guidelines, such as as maintaining silence between structured communication activities and our daily schedule of meals, sleep, walking, resting, silent meditation and active inquiry?
Do you snore? (If yes, you will need to reserve a private room.)
If you have questions send them via email. Also email to arrange a call with Pitaka if you wish. Email messages are returned the same day. the address is [email protected]
Your commitment to attend and agreement to willingly follow the schedule and guidelines for the benefit of all present, is essential. Please consider this commitment carefully. It is important to arrive on time and stay through the closing on Monday evening.
The cost for accommodations and meals is $600 for private rooms or $500 for a shared room. Airport pick up is included by request. You will be provided with a comfortable room, towels, bedding, beverages, three meals per day and snacks. There is no charge for Pitaka's guidance, however donations at the end are much appreciated.
You will receive confirmation of your reserved space and receipt of payment via email, followed by a participant information letter including what to bring, trip planning, and a reminder about arrival/departure times.
There is limited space, and private rooms are limited so it is best to apply as early as possible. This annual intensive is intended for anyone sincerely committed to Enlightenment. Attending three to five intensives and establishing a meditation practice is recommended