Spring Retreat 2019
From 4th of March till 31st of May 2019 Gomde Pyrenees will host a three month retreat based on the teachings from the Sphere of Refined Gold. To apply, first read the entire information email about this retreat carefully. You can find all the information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o-labvGK8L5duSP1NxvxZksZplkTN5y_ubeuVk8lB7I/edit?usp=sharing.

Having read it carefully, please fill in all the information below with full and total honesty. All information will be kept confidential.

The registration will open on 5th of October 16.00 French time. Please do not submit the form before so that everyone would have the same starting point.

This registration form is for the organisers to have a better idea of you, and it is equally for you to be able to reflect if you are ready for this retreat. Please take filling of the registration form as a practice of contemplation and reflection about what it means to participate in an intensive three month retreat.

What is your first name? *
Your answer
What is your last name? *
Your answer
What is your e-mail address? *
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What is your phone number? (with the international country code please) *
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What is your date of birth? *
About your background in meditation
To be able to have a sense of the group we would like to ask you a few questions about your background in meditation
Have you attended any other longer retreats before? How long, where? *
Your answer
Why do you want to attend this retreat? *
Your answer
In what ways have you prepared to attend a three month retreat? *
Your answer
Have you had the chance to ask Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche or your teacher for advice about doing this retreat? If yes, what was their suggestion to you? *
Your answer
Fulfilment of Requirements
To participate in this retreat one should ideally have received the teachings on Sphere of Refined Gold and also the Vajrasattva Empowerment. The minimum needed is to have received Dzogchen teachings from a highly qualified lama and a strong daily meditation practice.
Fulfilment of requirements *
Health issues
To ensure a smooth completion of the retreat and to be able to take quick measures in the case of emergency, to be able to participate it is mandatory that you inform us about your health history. All informations will be treated confidentially. Please keep in mind that Gomde is over an hour’s drive from the closest medical clinic of any kind, and 1.5 hours from any major medical facility. It is unfeasible to expect medical care during the retreat except for emergency purposes. Please bring a full three month supply of any medicines you moght possibly need during this time!
Do you suffer currently or did you suffer in the past from any mental health issues such as manic, psychotic, depressive episodes; anxiety or eating disorders; alcohol, drug or medicine dependency? If yes, please specify. *
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If yes, have you at any point been hospitalized due to any of these conditions? Please specify when and for how long.
Are you currently in psychological treatment? Are you currently taking any prescribed psychotropic drugs? Please specify.
Can you certify that your mental health condition is stable enough for a three month retreat in a remote place?
Do you suffer currently or did you ever in the past suffer from physical illnesses (cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, epilepsy etc.)? Do you regularly take any medicine? *
Your answer
Gomde Pyrenees is extremely remote and cannot provide prescription medicines or a physician’s care during retreat. Do you feel physically able to complete the three month retreat under these conditions?
Do you have any food or environmental allergies? *
Your answer
A few more small questions.
Thank you for going through the information and the form throughly. Please bear with us for the last few questions.
Is there anything else we should know?
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In case of emergency, who should we contact? (please also give the contact details)
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Do you have any dietary restrictions that the cook should be aware of? Which? Please only list things that are really serious medical conditions, not just preferences.
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The participant certifies by submitting this form that all the information is correct and that participation in this retreat will be at their own risk.
One small questions more. We cannot guarantee a specific allocation of room for you but in case it is possible and you have any preferences, we would consider them when making rooming list. If you are ok with very simple rooms, please also tell us as a few of the rooms might be very simple.
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After submission we will be in contact with you in a few days.
If you have any questions, please write to us at retreatinpyrenees@gmail.com.
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