For students enrolled in a course
As accommodation is limited, we often have waiting lists for our courses. It is your responsibility to confirm your registration 3 weeks before the course begins using the link in your confirmation email. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that another on the waiting list can attend.
If you have not reconfirmed by the 21st day (three weeks) before your course starts, your space will be given to someone on the waiting list.
Students will be accommodated in dormitory-style rooms in some cases with bunk beds. If you are unable for physical reasons to sleep on a top bunk, please let us know as soon as possible.
Bring enough comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for the length of your stay, as only minimal hand-washing facilities are available.
~ sweaters or other warm layers
~ slippers or house shoes – optional (outside shoes should not be worn inside)
~ hats, gloves, warm coats for colder months
~ warm jacket and/or raincoat
~ boots and/or rain boots (bring comfortable walking shoes for walking on uneven gravel paths)
~ shawl and/or sweater
~ warm hat (can also be used during meditation)
Please come prepared with clothing for unexpected changes in weather. Click here for the forecast.
All students should observe the rules for modest dress as outlined in the Code of Discipline. Inappropriate clothing:
~transparent, tight or revealing clothing
Tights or leggings should be worn only under a knee-length top or skirt. Pants must reach mid-calf. A short sleeve crew neck t-shirt is the best guide for what is appropriate for tops. Students are asked to wear shoes when outdoors to help to maintain cleanliness in the buildings.
~ meditation cushion and/or bench (a limited number of small/supplementary cushions are available)
~ mediation shawl or blanket – optional (separate from sleeping blankets)
~ small cushions for knees, etc. – optional
A base cushion will be provided for each student.
~ pillowcase (pillow provided)
~ bottom sheet to put over the mattress (mattresses are twin or full size so bring a large flat sheet that will fit either)
~ top sheet and warm blankets (one blanket provided)
~ if you snore, please bring Breathe Right nasal strips or a similar product
~ travel alarm/watch
~ unscented soap, shampoo, etc.
~ unscented deodorant
~ other unscented toiletries (shaving and sanitary supplies, etc.)
~ toothbrush and toothpaste
~ unscented liquid laundry soap for hand washing laundry – optional
Please avoid using items with strong scents or perfumes.
Health and Medications:
If there is any significant change in your physical or mental health, or medications, please notify registration. If you are presently taking medication, please remember to bring enough for the entire course.
Things to leave at home:
Students are asked not to bring any personal food, reading or writing materials or electronic devices for use during the course. These should be left at home or in your car. If necessary, they can be stored for you until the end of the course.
All cell phones should be checked in during the course and will be returned the morning of your departure.
Please arrive between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the date your course begins. After registration is completed, a light meal and orientation will precede the start of the course.
In case of an emergency during a course, friends or family can call (715) 235-2069 to leave a message for a participant. The message will be relayed promptly.