Zen and The Art of Inquiry, a Spring Annual Three Day Residential Intensive
Easter weekend, Friday April 10th through Monday, April 13th, 2020
Commonweal Retreat Center, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, California
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, contemplative silence and communication in safety.
Apply to attend this upcoming intensive, by answering the questions below and email to [email protected] Enclose a small format recent photo of yourself. Pitaka will interview you by phone. Next, pay the full amount to reserve your space using the Paypal link, or ask for another arrangement. Read this whole page for more details.
Your name and what name you like to be called...
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 use of drugs alcohol and smoking at anytime during the intensive, including before arrival?
Have you a history of addiction 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? awakening? (consider your answer deeply)
The food is vegetarian organic. (dairy and eggs included) Do you need special food?
Are you willing to follow a schedule and guidelines, such as as maintaining silence between activities and our daily schedule of meals, sleep, walking, resting, 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 or text 916-694-9440 to arrange a call with Pitaka. Messages are returned the same day. To apply for this intensive, send your answers and a small format photo of yourself to [email protected]
Pitaka will contact you within a few days for a phone interview.
Your commitment to attend and agreement to willingly follow the schedule and guidelines, for the benefit of all present, is essential for maximum benefit of all participants. Please consider this commitment carefully. It is essential to arrive on time and stay until closing on Monday evening.
The cost for accommodations and meals for this retreat is $600 for private rooms, $500 for a shared room. Airport pick up is included. You will be provided with a comfortable room, towels, bedding, beverages, meals 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 with detailed information via email, including what to bring and refrain from bringing, trip planning, and a reminder about arrival/departure times.
There is limited space, so it is best to apply as early as possible. This annual intensive is intended for anyone sincerely committed to Enlightenment through inquiry, contemplative silence and communication in safety