How to apply for the retreat?
By sending an application form and making a deposit. The application form should be sent till January 28th, 2020, by letter to the address
ul. Promienna 12
05-540 Zalesie Gorne
or by e-mail to
A deposit of 200 Euro should be made by bank transfer till January 28th, 2020 (the bank account details are given below). This books you a place at the retreat, provided there are still free places.
Retreat participation fee
Retreat participation fees are as follows:
- The 7 day participation fee is 430 Euro, with a deposit of 200 Euro.
- The 5 day participation fee is 360 Euro, with a deposit of 200 Euro.
After making the deposit by bank transfer, the balance payment should be made till February 6th, 2020. If you have to resign from participation due to chance occurrences, all payments transferred to our bank account will be returned to you provided you notify us about your resignation till January 28th, 2020.
The bank account for transfers is:
|account owner:||Zwiazek Buddystow Czan|
|bank address:||ul. Pulawska 15, 02-515 Warszawa|
|account no.:||PL 51 1020 1013 0000 0402 0336 9923|
|swift code:||BPKO PL PW|
Please bear in mind that all transfer costs are borne by the payer.
You may be willing to donate some money to help those practitioners who would like to attend the retreat but are not able to afford this because of difficult financial situation. The donations may be transfered to the bank account given above.
Rules of accepting participants
Preference in accepting participants will be given to people applying for 7 days, then to those applying for 5 days. In case of people applying for the same number of days priority will be given to those making an earlier deposit. Each person accepted to the retreat will be immediately informed about the acceptance. On February 11th, 2020, the list of participants and the reserve list will be established. People from the reserve list will be accepted to the retreat in case of resignation of people from the main list of participants. The deposit will be returned in full to applicants who are not accepted to the retreat.
Participants accepted to the retreat should arrive in Dluzew on February 28th, before 5:30 pm. The map with access routes to the retreat venue can be found here.
If you need help in getting to Dluzew and/or back, please let us know by e-mail.
If there is a considerable number of people needing assistance in getting to Dluzew and back, we will rent a bus (or minibus) which is going to leave downtown Warsaw on February 28th, at about 4:30 pm. The trip back to downtown Warsaw will take place at 11:00 am on March 6th. The cost of the return trip will be 30 Euro (one way trip 15 Euro), to be paid directly before the trip.
Each day the retreat begins with wake-up at 4 am and ends at 10 pm. It consists of a number of 30 minute (or a little longer) periods of meditation, and also includes physical exercises, work, interviews with teachers and Dharma talks.
- Participants with financial difficulties may apply for a discount in the participation fee. The request can be enclosed to the application form.
- It is not necessary to take a sleeping bag, meditation mat or cushion. Bedding as well as mats and cushions will be available at the retreat venue. However, if you use a kneeling meditation bench you should bring it with you.