Application for Prospective Retreatants

Thank you for your interest in offering retreat at Land of Calm Abiding. Living at Land of Calm Abiding (LCA) is a unique experience as it is one of the rare places on this planet conducive to calming the mind and experiencing the blessings of the enlightened ones. The land is situated in the center of public wilderness and Forest Service lands, far from the energetic environment of cities. People who go into retreat here often have highly meaningful and rewarding experiences that change their lives in beneficial ways. 

It is essential to understand that LCA is very remote with rustic conditions. Living here is like going on a long camping trip. Although we are very happy to assist you, when you come to LCA you must be able to take care of yourself spiritually, emotionally and physically. If you have never done a solitary retreat, then we suggest you start with one month. If that works well, increase your stay to two months. Slowly you will build up to the abilities of the yogis and yoginis.

Please take time to reflect on the following questions and answer them based on a realistic assessment of yourself and your circumstances. We look forward to hearing back from you and receiving your completed forms.

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(Note: If you are going to be in retreat for more than 3 months, please include a letter of recommendation from your teacher specifically addressing your plans for solitary retreat.)

Please also complete and return the Health Information Form and read the Meditator’s Agreement if you are applying to become a resident at Land of Calm Abiding. If you wish to apply for financial assistance, you must complete and return these forms as well.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions to help ensure your safety and well-being if you choose to enter solitary retreat.