Zen and The Art of Inquiry, an annual three day residential intensive
Easter weekend, Friday April 15th through Monday, April 18th, 2022
at Commonweal Retreat Center, Point Reyes National Seashore, Bolinas, California
Cost: $600, for private rooms, $500 for shared rooms. Daily vegetarian meals are included.  
​To maximize every participants benefit, there will be detailed guidelines given in advance for preparation during the two weeks before the intensive. Proof of both COVID vaccinations is required to attend. This is strictly required for the safety of every participant and staff.

There is limited space, so it is best to apply as early as possible. This annual Enlightenment Intensive is intended for adults who are choosing to participate in this profound activity and are sincerely committed to their enlightenment through inquiry, contemplative silence and communication in safety. Read the website content or speak with Pitaka for more detail.

Here's how to apply, answer the questions below. When you've finished press submit. Or if needed you may simply email the answers to all questions on the form by number and email to [email protected] 

If this is your first intensive with Pitaka, enclose a small recent photo of yourself. You will receive confirmation of your registration within 24 hours. Pitaka may choose to interview you by phone or Zoom.

Full payment is required to reserve your space, it's easy using the Paypal link, or write to request a partial work trade job if you need one. It is important to read the website content and this complete page for full details. 

I am requesting to attend the up-coming three day residential intensive, Easter weekend, 2021.

1. My full name and name I prefer to be called

​2. How I heard about the intensive

3. Marital status, gender identification

4. Phone number and email address

5. Spiritual orientation, religion if any, philosophy, yoga/meditation, study, etc.

6. State of physical and emotional health, any medications? side effects?

7. Do you have a history of addiction, depression or mental illness? (when? is it resolved?)

8. Do you wish to learn the art of inquiry? (a unique practice of focusing, intentional questioning, opening​ to something deeper than the every day) Does self-sourcing Truth interest you?

9. How do you wish to benefit by attending? Is your intention awakening to Truth directly? (consider this deeply)

10. The food is vegetarian organic. (dairy and eggs are included) Do you need special food?

11. Are you willing to follow guidelines, such as wearing modest clothing, maintaining silence between structured communication activities and our daily schedule of meals, silent meditation and active inquiry?

12. D​o you have trouble sleeping?

13 Are you willing to refrain from the use of all drugs, alcohol, and smoking at any time during the intensive, including before arrival?

14. I have read this entire page, understand the policies and agree?

mIportant, read this complete page so you will have all details. If you have questions send them via email. Also email to arrange a call with Pitaka if you wish. Emails are responded to the same day. The address is [email protected] Your commitment to attend and agreement to willingly follow the schedule and guidelines for the benefit of all present, is essential. Please consider this commitment carefully. It is important to arrive on time and stay through the closing on Monday evening.

The cost for accommodations and meals is $600 and includes a private room, a comfortable bed, towels, bedding, beverages, three meals per day and daily healthy snacks. Full payment is required to hold your reservation. Use the Paypak button and enter the amount for one or more reservations.

You will receive confirmation of your reserved space and receipt of payment via email, followed by a participant information letter close to the start date. This letter will include what to bring, a reminder about the safety guidelines, plus arrival and departure times. 

There is limited space so It is best to apply as early as possible. After receipt of your reservation, confirming and holding a space for you, no refunds are given. This is prohibited by the cost of the whole building site rental and our limited space. In the case of cancellation due to an emergency, a gift certificate for attending the following year will be given.

This annual intensive is for anyone sincerely committed to enlightenment and liberation. Support is provided before and after each intensive for daily meditation practice, bringing awakening into life and aligning our way of being with our realization. Attending three to five intensives and establishing a daily meditation practice is recommend