Please read our notice below and complete this form to begin the application process for our Ladakh Pilgrimage 2020.
Ladakh Pilgrimage with Dr. Miles Neale - August 2-18, 2020
Thank you for your interest. The following registration must be completed for you to be considered for our pilgrimage. We want to ensure a cohesive group dynamic as well as a safe and quality experience for all those involved.
Our pilgrimage to Ladakh promises to be a very unique two week immersion into Tibetan Buddhism and Ladakhi culture. Because there are a fixed and limited number of spots available we expect this trip to sell out.
The pilgrimage is also a fundraiser, so in addition to the tour cost, and before we depart, you must also raise/contribute at least $500 USD towards our service project supporting the nuns of Dorjee Zong Nunnery in nearby Zanskar. Contributions are tax deductible through the Tibetan Nuns Project (
). Please work with us to ensure you are earmarking your donation appropriately.
We factor in many variables in our selection decision, such as your past meditative experience, mental and physical fitness, and suitability within the overall group dynamic. Priority is given to those enrolled in our Contemplative Studies Program (
). If you have never studied with Miles before, we suggest you join the CSP to develop familiarity with his teachings.
We do NOT discriminate based on such things as age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.
First and last name
Date of Birth
Home Address (street address, city, state, ZIP, country)
Emergency Contact (name, relationship to you, phone number and email
Passport country of issue
Passport date of expiration (must be valid for six months after we arrive in India on August 2, 2020)
I have studied with Miles on:
The Contemplative Studies Program
A prior pilgrimage
Other programs, online courses or workshops
I would describe my Dharma practice as:
Very committed. I have taken refuge, studied Buddhism for over five years, and have a regular meditation practice.
Growing Steadily. I have been studying for several years but my practice could use a boost.
Just Beginning. I have little to no prior experience with Buddhism and/or meditation and ready for a deep dive.
Have you ever traveled to India or a similar developing country in Asia before? If so, where and when?
This pilgrimage doubles as a fundraiser and you agree to contribute/raise at least a $500 USD tax deductible donation for the Dorjee Zong Nunnery in Zanskar prior to departure. It defeats the purpose if you just pay this yourself. In two sentences or less describe how do you plan to raise awareness and the funds?
In keeping with pilgrimage ethics we endeavor to offer a modest scholarship to offset the tour cost for one or two pilgrims. This is based on the generosity of our community and those with means. Would you like to contribute to our Scholarship Fund?
No thank you, but I rejoice in the merits of those giving and receiving financial assistance.
Yes, I can offer $500 to the scholarship fund
Yes, I can offer $250 to the scholarship fund
Yes, I can offer $100 to the scholarship fund
I can offer my frequent flyer miles to help offset someone's travel expenses
While we will not travel to Zanskar on our pilgrimage with Miles, we have organized a 7-day "extension" at minimal cost led by our tour operator Lungta Travels, which will allow a small delegation of pilgrims to meet the nuns of Dorjee Zong Nunnery. A minimum of 4 pilgrims is needed. Does this extension interest you?
Yes - I'm interested in learning more about the 7-day extension to Zanskar
No - 17 days of pilgrimage is enough, but I hope some lucky folks meet the nuns!
Ladakh sits at high altitude (3000 meters) and it's very common to experience altitude sickness. This can also pose more serious health risks if you have any preexisting medical conditions. Medical clearance and travel insurance are required. Please let us know if you have any health conditions and concerns.
List any prescribed medications (including dosages) you are taking.
Will you be bringing any medicine requiring refrigeration or special medical devices?
Room Preference - Note single rooms are limited.
Single Occupancy - NOTE single rooms are limited and based on first come.
If no single rooms are available I am open to sharing a room.
Double Occupancy - I want to share a room on this trip but DO NOT have a specific roommate I'm traveling with
Double Occupancy - I want to share a room on this trip and either DO have a roommate I'm traveling with or have a preference in mind
If sharing a room, what is your travel companion's name or who would be your preferred roommate?
If sharing a room, do you prefer
One Queen bed to share
Two separate Twin beds
Thank you for taking the time to register. We will let you know about our decision via email once the enrollment phase concludes. If accepted you must secure your spot with a $1000 nonrefundable deposit. Your room preference is not guaranteed and is only based on what is available at the time your deposit is received. Pilgrims must complete our required forms (Liability Waiver, Medical Clearance and Travel Insurance) and post them in a designated DropBox folder after once a link is emailed to you.
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