UPDATE as of June 15, 2020
We are pleased to say that we will commemorate this year's retreat by having practices online to include teachings on weekends and playing rare clips of video heart teachings given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
UPDATE as of March 22, 2020
We are currently putting the summer retreat registration ON HOLD as we do not know the outcomes of the global pandemic. It is possible that the summer retreat will be postponed. We will alert you on Facebook, email, and here when we know more. May you and your family and all sentient beings avoid infection by this disease!
You can use the 2020 registration form by downloading it to your computer, first, and then filling it out and emailing it to us. Note: Firefox will not support fill-able forms; please save locally on your computer or open in alternate browser. Sorry!
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Call the center at 607-656-9640 and ask them to mail you a copy.
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Faxing or Posting the Form
Fax number: 607-656-9912
Mailing address: 359 Hollow Road, McDonough, NY 13801
How to Email the Form - Do NOT include Your Credit Card Number!
If you want to email your form, you can do that by sending to retreat at palyul dot org. (It is not possible to send via "contact us.")
Then *call* the center with your credit card number (607-656-9640). See office hours below.
Never send your credit card or other personal information by email - we cannot guarantee its safety or privacy! Identity thieves scan email for credit card numbers.
You can email the form without any payment information, or fax to 607-656-9912 (pre-registrations only, please; during retreat time, use retreat office fax). We will need you to call with your CC number before the discount deadline for the application to qualify.
Notes about the form:
The "Fillable" form can be filled out if you download and/or otherwise open with Acrobat Reader. (You will be unable to save the form filled out if opened in your browser). Just save to downloads by clicking or right-clicking on the form and then open from your computer. You'll need to click "sign" for this to work. You can fill out the form and email it filled out, and mail payment separately. Or you can simply print out the form. Please do not email credit card numbers; leave blank. Please review the form from your email sent box to make sure that the form fields are completed!
Note about your class level:
The retreat is step-by-step so in the same way as you wouldn't skip to English Literature before learning to read, so you wouldn't skip to 4th year without completing the 1st.
Additionally, advancement to the following year is predicated on having spent the equivalent of one full month on retreat. This is not mandatory to accumulate all at once, but you can take a week at a time. However, if you wish to jump to the next level up after not having completed the full 30 days, you will be required to get a signed waiver from Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Fees Per Person:
Early-bird 10% Discount:
Full payment and registration form, complete and clear with definitive arrival and departure dates, must be received by the office postmarked no later than June 10.
Early-bird 8th Year 25% Discount:
For students who have completed all seven years of our retreat course, we would like to give a chance to attend retreat one week or longer in a shared accommodation at a 25% discount. As with regular retreat early-bird, full payment and registration form, complete and clear with definitive arrival and departure dates, must be received by the office postmarked no later than June 10. One week or longer and shared accommodation required.
Families with Children:
Children age 4 to 12 can stay with a parent at a discounted rate in a tent or room when the parent is paying the single room or tent fee. So the cost for a tent for the full retreat is $2150 for the parent and $632.50 for each child. (Dorms depend on the dorm selected, but follow the same pattern.)
Family rooms in the South Dorm are based on two parents staying with their children in the same room. The cost is $2530 for each adult ($5060 for two people) and $632.50 for each child age 4 to 12. It is also possible for one adult to stay in the room with more than one child, but family rooms are limited to triple or more occupancy and families with two adults are granted priority.
Cancellation and Refund Policy (NEW):
Please be sure to thoroughly review the cancellation policy here: http://retreat.palyul.org/cancellations-and-refunds and check the box on the registration form indicating you have read this policy.
Office hours - UPDATED
The office will be staffed part-time as follows. Please feel free to call during that time period with questions! You can leave a message on Skype also at skype name: palyul
The Skype account (and office) isn't staffed except at the times noted at the link below.
NOTE: during weekends with office hours, we will also webcast morning practice with Lama Sochuk on Ustream.TV channel palyul-webcast. Visit our broadcast page for viewing. Sang will be held at about 8:30 AM Eastern during this time period.