You will receive an automatic registration confirmation by email. Later we will send you an invoice together with General Information. Please retain that information for future reference. You can choose between receiving the invoice by email or by regular mail. With the registration confirmation your place in the seminar is bindingly reserved. The former registration fee does not have to be paid.
Applicants are expected to attend the entire course from start to finish. Costs resulting from delayed arrival or early departure can neither be deducted nor refunded. Payments in Swiss Francs or Euros to the following bank accounts following receipt of the invoice:
CHF (Swiss Francs): Postcheckkonto Stiftung Felsentor, CH-6354 Vitznau, Konto-Nr.: 60-520093-5, IBAN: CH4109000000605200935, BIC: POFICHBEXXX
Euro: HypoVereinsbank, D-München, Begünstigter: Stiftung Felsentor, Konto-Nr.: 667 533 678, BLZ: 70020270, IBAN: DE86700202700667533678, Swift BIC: HYVEDEMMXXX
In the event of cancellations up to two weeks prior to the start of the course, a handling fee of CHF 60 / € 40 will be charged. In the event of cancellations within two weeks prior to the start of the course, the entire amount must be paid. If the amount is not paid, it is still due. If an replacement person is found or if someone from the waiting list can be obtained, the paid amount minus the handling fee of CHF CHF 60 / € 40 will be paid back. We urge you to take out cancellation insurance. In case the course is cancelled on the part of Felsentor or the directors.
Persons who are studying or in training or persons without an income can obtain assistance regarding a part of the lodging costs or can carry out work in the house following the course. Those persons receive a reduction of CHF 70 for each day they work. Please apply early as positions are limited.
Double rooms and multi-bed rooms are available for many of our courses. You can put your name on a waiting list for single rooms when applying for the course. Showers and toilets are on every floor of the main house. The house provides towels. If it is possible to offer you a single room on your arrival, we ask you to please pay the additional charge in cash at that time (payment by credit card is not possible). The courses usually begin at 6 PM with a welcome greeting followed by supper. Arrivals are generally possible starting at 3:00 PM on the first day of the course. We cannot accommodate house pets.
Our meals are a mixture of vegetarian and vegan dishes. In other words, we occasionally use our own eggs and bio-dairy products. We can only take special diets to a certain extent into consideration. Please inquire at the time of your application about the possibility of special meals.
In many of our courses participants are asked to give Dana instead of a fixed honorarium. This is in accordance with the Buddhist tradition according to which the value of the teaching cannot be measured in money. The teachers are nevertheless dependent on donations (Dana) to make their living and to be able to teach. Giving and generosity are active aspects of spiritual practice. As a guideline we recommend as Dana for the teachers an amount of CHF 50 / € 40 per day. In some cases the actual travel and materials expenses of the teachers are calculated separately. Those costs are paid upon arrival for the course.
One hour of work in the house or garden every day is an integral part of every course. Mindful action is an important aspect of any spiritual practice.
Please bring the following items:
Warm clothes, solid shoes, rainwear and a flashlight are required at all times of the year. Please don't forget to bring along house shoes and an alarm clock. The path from the Romiti Train Station to Felsentor is not lighted (15 minutes on foot). The path is rocky and steep in some sections, and thus not suited for suitcases on wheels. We recommend bringing your belongings in a knapsack or a shoulder bag that you can carry. Baggage transport with our jeep is not always possible.
For arrivals and departures we offer a collective baggage transport, although depending on weather and road conditions this is not always possible. You will receive the exact times of the baggage transport by email together with your invoice and General Information. Persons wishing to have their baggage transported at times other than the collective baggage transport will be charged CHF20 for that service.
Please note that meditation courses and seminars are not a substitute for psychotherapy or medical care.
Disclaimer of Liability
Participation in courses is at the participant's responsibility. Neither course teachers nor Felsentor Foundation can assume any responsibility for personal injury or damage to property that might occur during participation in a course. By submitting your application you hereby warrant that you have agreed to this exemption from liability.