What to Bring
Required Items:
  • Bedding: Top and bottom sheet for a twin-size bed and pillow/pillowcase. Sleeping bag and/or blankets.
  • Clothing: Bring enough comfortable, modest, non-binding clothing for the duration of your stay, as only minimal hand washing facilities are available. Temperatures: {Winter: 16°F-31°F} {May: 46°F-67°F} {Aug: 58°F-78°F}
  • Toiletries: Towel and all needed toiletry and personal non-scented hygiene articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, unscented deodorant, shaving and sanitary supplies, etc.) Please do not use scented perfumes or shaving lotions as others may be allergic.
Suggested Items:
  • Small travel alarm clock.
  • Footwear: easy slip-ons (e.g. clogs, flip flops, etc.)
  • A shawl or light blanket other than your sleeping blanket for use in the meditation hall.
  • Meditation cushion - we also have a limited supply. Meditation cushions at the site are very limited so please try to bring your own cushions if possible.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Liquid laundry soap if you intend to hand wash items.
Seasonal Items:
  • Jackets, sweaters, and/or shawls.
  • Raingear (boots, umbrella, raincoat), warm clothing, hat.
  • Unscented mosquito repellent.
  • Fans (most residences are not air-conditioned).
We Provide:
  • Meditation cushions: We supply a large base cushion for every student. We have a very limited supply of smaller sitting cushions, so please bring any additional cushions that you may need.
Do Not Bring
  • Modest dress is required: tight, transparent, revealing or otherwise striking clothing such as shorts, short skirts, tights, leggings, sleeveless tops or tank tops should not be worn at the center
  • books and other reading/writing materials
  • cell phones or palm pilots to be used during the course or as alarm clocks
  • electronic equipment
  • musical instruments
  • personal food items
  • tobacco in any form
  • non-prescribed drugs
  • perfumes or strongly scented toiletries
  • objects with religious or spiritual significance
  • jewelry or other unnecessary valuables

If you arrive with any of these items you will be asked to leave them with the management until the end of the course.