Register Here — 2017 East Coast Winter Retreat

Thank you for registering for the Winter Retreat! Please follow the registration steps below:

  1. Fill out the registration questionnaire (click here).
  2. Click to select your registration option from the table below. Then fill in the PayPal payment options. To pay by check, see below. For custom registration, click here. For information about discounts for affiliated groups, please click here.
  3. Please consider adding a scholarship donation, small or large, with your registration to benefit those with more limited financial resources. Your donation is doubled due to a generous matching contribution!
  4. That’s it!


Fri. 12/29 to Tues. 1/2


Fri. 12/29 to Mon. 1/1


Fri. 12/29 to Sun. 12/31

Single room

$617 members/affiliates

$649 general public

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$522 members/affiliates

$549 general public

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$427 members/affiliates

$449 general public

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Double room

$579 members/affiliates

$609 general public

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$493 members/affiliates

$519 general public

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$413 members/affiliates

$435 general public

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Special circumstances For special circumstances, a few on-campus suites (with en suite bathroom) are available, and off-campus lodging may also be permitted in limited circumstances. Please e-mail our registrar to describe your circumstances and inquire about availability (

Additional Info: Registration includes lodging, all meals (5-day retreat: Friday dinner through Tuesday lunch; 4-day retreat: Friday dinner through Monday lunch; 3-day retreat: Friday dinner through Sunday lunch), and teaching gifts. Except for special circumstances, in order to create a supportive retreat environment, all participants are staying on the St. Thomas campus.

Registration Deadlines: Early registration deadline is Thursday, December 7The final registration deadline is Wednesday, December 20

Payment Options:  You can pay a deposit, the full amount, or the balance due via PayPal below, or mail a check. Final balance is due on Wednesday, December, 20. Please note deposits are non-refundable except in special circumstances. Our refund policy is below. To pay by check, see below.

Questions, Scholarships: Please contact registrar Bob Hoffman ( for registration questions, or to inquire about scholarships based on financial need.

Room Types: Single rooms have one twin-size bed. Double rooms have one double bed. Double room prices are per person. Please choose a Double Room only if you have a roommate in mind. We will not assign roommates. In the event that your planned roommate is unable to attend, you may upgrade to a single room, subject to room availability (please contact the registrar (

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Registration and Lodging Options

For Nalandabodhi members or members of affiliated groups, please fill in “NB” or your group’s name. Otherwise, you can leave the affiliation blank. For double rooms, please also fill in your roommate’s name. For information about discounts for affiliated groups, please click here.

Single Room – 5 Days

Single Room – 4 Days

Single Room – 3 Days 

Double Room - 5 Days

Double Room - 4 Days

Double Room - 3 Days

Scholarship Matching Fund: double your gift

There are some who will not be able to attend without your scholarship support. Thanks to a generous $1,500 scholarship matching fund donation, your scholarship gift will automatically be doubled (up to $3,000 total). Please chip in whatever you can.

You can add a note to designate your scholarship gift for a particular individual or add other details.  (Sorry, because scholarship contributions go directly to benefit individuals, they are not tax-deductible.)

To inquire about scholarships based on financial need, please contact registrar Bob Hoffman (

Custom Registration

If you have contacted the event coordinators for scholarship assistance and a custom registration amount, or for other custom registration arrangements, you can pay the agreed upon amount here.  Please also enter who you made the arrangement with, and any additional details.

Pay by Check

To pay in advance by check, please figure out the correct registration amount via the options above.  Then make out a check payable to “Nalandabodhi” and mail it to the address below.  Be sure to include a note giving all other necessary details including # of days, room type, roommate preference (for double rooms), and affiliation if any. Mail to:

Nalandabodhi CT – Winter Retreat
c/o Bob Hoffman, Registrar
31 Woodland St. #6D
Hartford, CT 06105


If we receive your cancellation notice by Wednesday, Dec. 20, you will be refunded the amount paid above the deposit amount. To keep costs as low as possible and to cover fixed expenses,  we cannot guarantee refunds of the deposit amount except in the case that your application is determined to be an unsuitable fit for the retreat. After the conclusion of the retreat, if finances allow, we will review and allocate partial or full refunds of the deposit amount.

Cancellations after Wednesday, Dec. 20, are not refundable.


Retreat Check-In:  Retreat check-in begins at 1 PM, Friday, Dec. 29.  The first meditation session is from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. If you are unable to arrive for the first afternoon meditation session, please do your best to arrive by dinner time (5 – 6 PM). The first teaching session will be Friday after dinner.

Retreat Conclusion & Check-Out:  For 3-day retreat participants, the retreat ends after lunch at 1 PM, Sunday, Dec. 31. For 4-day retreat participants, the retreat ends after lunch at 1 PM, Monday, Jan. 1. For 5-day retreat participants, the retreat ends after lunch at 1 PM, Tuesday, Jan. 2. (If you are able to stay and help with take down for the retreat, we would be happy for your help.)


Participants will be asked to sign a standard waiver upon check-in at St. Thomas Seminary. You can download a copy here.


Complete Pricing Matrix 

Regular Registration, general public
5-day 4-day 3-day
Single room $649 $549 $449
Double room 609 519 435
Early registration, general public
10% discount from full price
5-day 4-day 3-day
Single room $584 $494 $404
Double room  548 467 392
Regular Registration, NB members & affiliates
5% discount from full price
5-day 4-day 3-day
Single room $617 $522 $427
Double room 579 493 413
Early registration, NB members & affiliates
15% discount from full price
5-day 4-day 3-day
Single room $552 $467 $382
Double room 518 441 370