INFINITE CIRCLE STUDY AND PRACTICE PROGRAM 2020
Information and Application
Thank you for your interest in the Infinite Circle Study and Practice Program of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community (BLMZC). Please read all the following information carefully and be in touch with us when you have more questions.
We ask that you apply to this program so that we can assess if this is the right fit for your practice and interests. Each application will be followed up with a conversation with Joshin. Please fill out the application form here.
The total cost for the first year program is $1,296 ($108 per month), (see below for more information about payment and cancellation). This fee covers your tuition for the monthly online dialogue meetings, the monthly online small circle meetings, a periodic practice interview and the Curriculum and Source Handbook. It does not cover the four books that are required for study during the course of the year, the housing during the sesshin and the mala you have to raise for one of our Bearing Witness retreats.
For 2020, all participants are required to attend the Dialogues, scheduled every second Saturday of the month starting in January 2020 (except March 2020, 1st Saturday and April 2020, 3rd Saturday). The training is from 10am – 1pm Eastern Time in the United States.
In addition to the dialogue meetings, there will be monthly online small circle meetings scheduled by your Dharma Buddy in consultation with the small circle group.
DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELATION
We ask that when you are accepted to the program, you are ready to make a financial commitment.
If you need financial support to enter the training program, we suggest that you explore inviting your sangha or community to sponsor you.
If you have any questions about the time and financial commitments or if you need a payment plan to the Infinite Circle, please contact the Infinite Circle Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the application we ask you to make a $108 deposit towards tuition. Please note: If you are not accepted, all of the deposit but $35 will be refunded to you. You may pay the deposit by check or by PayPal. If you pay via PayPal, please add 2.2% ($110 total) to cover the cost of processing.
Late Application Fee
If you are submitting your application after December 15 please enclose an additional $35 along with your deposit to cover the cost of expedited processing.
If at all possible, we ask that you to pay for the entire year’s tuition of $1,296 all at once by check or by PayPal (add 2.2% “PayPal” fee to tuition ($1,325)).
Upon acceptance to the Infinite Circle, 50% of the tuition ($1,296) is due. Your final payment should be received at least 30 days before the program starts. .
If you cancel your enrollment in the Infinite Circle 30 days or more prior to the start of the training program, you will be refunded 50% of the tuition payments you have made up to that date.
If you cancel your enrollment 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit the tuition payments you have made up to that date, since we will not be able to fill your slot on such a short timeline.
Checklist for Infinite Circle Training Applicants
Please fill out the application form.