In ticking the I agree with the Terms of Service box, you confirm the following:
Deposit & Payment
The deposit of £30 for weekend retreats and £50 for longer retreats is non-refundable and non-transferable. We do however allow you 7 working days after you make your deposit to change your mind within which time we will allow a full refund of any monies paid towards a retreat. For the balance of fees, we ask for this to be paid two weeks in advance of the retreat.
We will confirm your booking upon receipt of payment. Please check the details of confirmation immediately - we cannot accept any liability for incorrect booking details unless you notify us in writing within 7 days. No booking is final until payment is received in full. We reserve the right not to accept a booking in which case any payment will be refunded.
The balance for a retreat is due 2 weeks before the starting date. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your booking, as others may be waiting for a place on that retreat.
In the event of a cancellation, deposits of £30 (weekend rate) and £50 (longer retreats) are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Mobile phones, tablets, electronic devices
Mobiles, smart-phones, electronic notebooks, tablets, netbooks, laptops, smart watches, MP3 players etc. are not helpful or necessary while on retreat. We have found such electronic devices to be a cause of distraction for oneself and others.
For this reason please do not bring ANY electronic device whatsoever on retreat. If you are unable to do this, then our retreats may not be suitable for you.
We have an emergency telephone number: 01508 538112 which will be checked daily. Please give your family this number in case of emergency. In the event that you need to be contacted immediately with regards to an emergency which cannot wait until the following morning, the community phone number is: 01508 538076.
If you usually use your mobile phone as your watch or alarm clock, then please buy a timepiece or alarm clock for the retreat. Also, please bring paper copies of any study materials you might need.
If you have any questions about this, please contact the Guest Master in advance of the retreat. firstname.lastname@example.org 01508 538112
Accommodation is in small dormitories. If you have specific accommodation requirements please ensure that you notify us when you book as we cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to meet your requirements when you arrive.
We do not store card details nor do we share your details with any 3rd parties.
Once you have booked on a retreat with us we will send you occasional emails, if you want to opt out of these, on receiving one click the unsubscribe box at the bottom, or simply email us at the address below and we will be happy to ensure that you don't receive any future ones. We will also send you our yearly programme, if you do not want to receive this simply email us at the address below. If your contact details change at any time please let us know.
Your welfare and safety
If you haven't been on a meditation retreat with us before, please call the Guest Master on 01508 538 112 before booking, to check that the retreat is suitable for you and will enable you to get the most from your stay.
Are you well enough to come on retreat?
For your own welfare and safety please let us know if you have any special needs, disabilities or serious health problems such as diabetes or epilepsy.
If you have a clinical mental health condition (particularly if you are on medication), please call the guest master on 01508 538 112 before booking, to check that the retreat is suitable for you and will enable you to get the most from your stay.
We can provide simple alternative meals at lunch and dinner for those with a restricted medical diet. We offer rice cakes, oat cakes and ryvita as an alternative to bread. We do not offer any alternative restricted diet meals at breakfast. If you bring food with you, you may store it in the dining area, but please do not bring meat or fish of any kind.
All our food is vegan.
Whilst we seek to support the needs of all those who wish to attend a retreat at Padmaloka, we may contact you at our discretion to say it won't be possible for you to attend a particular retreat.
If you have any questions, please contact the guest master by email email@example.com or call 01508 538 112