Retreat Procedure & Refund Policy

Registration Procedure

Registration applications for retreats and long-term programs must be accompanied by a deposit equal to half of the total fee. Lama Foundation prefers cash, checks, or money orders. Credit card companies charge Lama a percentage of your fee, but if convenience dictates please use Visa or MasterCard. The balance is due 30 days before the start of the retreat. Registration within 30 days of the start of a retreat requires full payment.

The registrar handles all registration and processing of payments. To register for a retreat, please register online via the button on any retreat page, and submit a deposit payment via check or credit card in order to hold your place in the retreat.  If you have any issues with online registration, or to pay by credit card, please contact the Registrar at 575-586-1269.

Retreat fees and long-term program fees include tuition (except those retreats that include “dana” — in which the teacher receives only the retreatant’s “dana” donations as honorarium), meals, and camping. Dormitory fees are additional and dormitory accomodations must be reserved to guarantee a place. Car camping is available, space permitting, and also requires reservations to guarantee a space.

Upon receipt of your registration materials, the registrar will send confirmation and retreatant information to your contact mailing address or your e-mail address. Please allow three weeks to receive mailed confirmation and retreatant information. Please be sure to notify the registrar of any special diet needs as early as you can.

Retreats start in the afternoon on the first day of the retreat. Retreatants are requested to arrive after lunch to register and set up camp before dinner. Orientation and evening programs begin after dinner. All retreats end with lunch on the final day. Guests are welcome to arrive early or stay late, but please make arrangements in advance with the registrar. Extra days are subject to Lama’s Visitor Fee, $25-$50 per day sliding-scale.

Refund Policies

Please make any refund requests to the registrar using the Contact Center.

A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all refund requests. During the three weeks (21 days) prior to the beginning of the cancelled retreat, the entire deposit is non-refundable.

There is no refund for a cancellation received on or after the first day of the retreat.

There is a processing charge of $75 on all returned checks.