Registration

Registration Details

1. Accommodation and fee:

The course fee includes accommodation, meals, incidental costs and course fees and is calculated per night and per person. Here you can find the different accommodation options and their prices:

Room choicesAdult
[18 and above]
Teenagers
[13-17]
Children
[6-12]
Kids
[5 and below]
Single room with private shower & Toilet
€ 135 Not available Not available Not available
Room with 2 persons with private shower & toilet
€ 115 € 61 € 42 Not available
Single Room € 115 Not available Not available Not available
Room with 2 persons € 100 € 56 € 37 free
Room with 3 – 4 persons € 90 € 52 € 33 free
Room with 3 - 4 persons with private shower & toilet
€ 100 € 56 € 37 free

 

For safety reasons, the options for camper and commuter have been cancelled.

A room with private shower and toilet can only be booked if all participants are registered at the time of registration.

2. Duration of participation in a retreat or course

Participation in the entire course is required. Earlier or later attendance is not possible for organizational reasons.

3. Reduction

Discounts are possible for people in financial difficulties as well as for students and apprentices. You can select this option as "reduction" when registering online and then please send us a simple photo of an ID or document by email to registrar@eiab.eu. Please note, however, that this option is only available for rooms without private showers and toilets.


4. Registration procedure

a. Register for the course using the online registration form.

b. If there are any problems with your course booking, we will contact you as soon as possible.

c. Within 2 days of your booking, you will receive an official confirmation by email with all payment details. If you do not receive such confirmation, something is wrong and we ask you to contact us for verification.

d. Approximately 7 days before the start of the retreat, we will send you an announcement as to whether or not the course will take place and further important information about the EIAB.

 

5. Location of the courses or retreats

EIAB

Schaumburgweg 3

51545 Waldbröl

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

 

6. Dress code:

EIAB is both a Buddhist institute and a Buddhist monastery. Therefore, the dress code is the one that visitors must adhere to: Casual, low-key, restrained, not colorful, not flashy and loose, while keeping temperatures in mind.

7. Bed linen and towels

From 2023 bed linen will not be provided.

Each set of bed linen costs 10 €. If you bring your own, please let us know by email.
Hand towels are provided.

Please bring your own bath towels.

9. Arrival and departure times

Courses start at 19:30 on the first day and end after lunch on the last day (around 2 pm).

The arrival time on the first day is between 15:00 and 18:00. Dinner usually starts at 18:00, except for our large retreats which may start at 17:30.

If a course exceptionally starts at a different time, this will be clearly mentioned in the course description.

10. General stay:

The programme for a stay outside the course dates has long been cancelled. At present, we do not see any possibility of reinstating such a programme.

11. Cancellation and termination conditions

a. Cancellation by the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (hereafter referred to as EIAB):

The EIAB reserves the right to cancel an event at short notice if the minimum number of participants of 10 per course is not reached, if the course leaders are unable to attend or in the case of other unforeseen events. Participants will be informed of this in good time and in an appropriate manner.  In the event of a cancellation on the part of the EIAB, the participation fee already paid will be refunded in full. There shall be no further claims for damages.

b. Cancellation, withdrawal or termination by participants

Cancellations must be submitted in writing in all cases. If you cancel up to ten days before the arrival day, we will charge a fee of 50€ and transfer back the rest of your payment.

A cancellation fee of 100% of the participation fee will be charged for cancellations 0 to 7 days before the start of the course.

Getting a refund is not possible when leaving a course or retreat earlier.

12. Further information

Our lay course leaders are dependent on donations to cover their living expenses. We therefore ask that a donation be made to the respective teacher at the end of a course with lay course leaders. The amount of the donation is at the discretion of each individual.

The stay at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism as well as the participation in the courses and retreats is at one's own responsibility. The EIAB accepts no liability for personal injury or damage to property.

 

* Transportation: The EIAB is about 70km east of Cologne. Nearby stations are Schladern (12km) and Hennef (32km ) away.

There is a bus from both Schladern as well as Hennef to Waldbroel. They go to the bus station in Waldbroel, which is 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the EIAB. The bus stop with the shortest distance to EIAB is " Waldbrol Kreisparkasse " and " Waldbroel hospital ", about 5 min. to 10 min. walking distance.

See www.vrsinfo.de Tel: 0 800 6 50 40 30 or www.bahn.de for accurate information.

For taxi service : Tel: 02291-6666 (Taxi Hertrich).

For taxi from Bonn / Cologne airport : Peisker Auto-Ruf Waldbroel Tel: 02291-92100 ( www.auto-ruf-waldbroel.de/preise.html )

* Lodging: Since you might be together with other people in a room, it's good if you bring " earplugs " and an eye mask for sleeping - just in case . Switching to another room during a retreat is usually not possible. The EIAB is a community of practice, we also want to encourage you to practice the art of living together harmoniously. For your sleeping comfort during the winter it is good to bring a water bottle. It is not possible to bring pets to the EIAB.

* Food: Please do not bring alcoholic beverages to our center. The same applies to non-vegetarian foods. All meals at EIAB are vegan ( no eggs or dairy, etc.). We can not provide special dietary requirements. if necessary, please bring your own food for your special diet.

* Clothing: Out of respect for the monks, nuns, and the other retreatants, we would ask you to wear clothes that cover the shoulders and legs and that are casual, low-key, restrained, not colorful, not flashy, always keeping temperatures in mind. For the practice of sitting meditation, it is good if you have not so tight pants.

Please also bring slippers for your convenience in coming in and out of the meditation hall.

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If you have any concerns about your mental or physical condition, please contact us before registering!

For further information regarding your registration, please contact our office by email: registrar@eiab.eu.