seminar details &
frequently asked questions
Who should attend
Traditionally, this seminar attracts professionals who are involved in intercultural and diversity work. It may be of special value to trainers, educators, coaches, and counselors who deal with other people’s transitions while also living through their own. In our previous groups, we had people who literally wrote books on the subject as well as those who were just starting in the field. We also had a number of wonderful experiences with couples attending together and have been deeply impressed by partners whose jobs had nothing to do with intercultural or diversity work and whose deep humanity, curiosity, and richness of life experiences added real value to the groups.
We meet in a beautiful geological transitional zone in northern New Mexico, where its volcanic history has given us a stunning, sheltered environment with soothing natural hot springs just steps from our rooms, In the modest setting of the Bodhi Manda Zen Center, where most nights the Milky Way arcs overhead, and where each day we may find new perspectives. One more thing about the Bodhi Center – we had never had a meal here that was less than outstanding. Food is vegetarian, and any individual needs and dietary restrictions are always accommodated.
The seminar is limited to 20 participants.
fees and discounts
Seminar Course Fee: $ 795
SUPER EARLY BIRD special (before August 15, 2019) $ 695
EARLY BIRD special (before September 30, 2019) $ 745
You will find information about discounts at the registration site.
Lodging, meals (Friday dinner - Tuesday lunch), and use of various Bodhi Center ’s
spaces including hot springs and meditation halls.
Double or triple occupancy $440
Private rooms (a very limited number) $480
Lodging fees are paid directly to the Bodhi Manda Zen Center by check or cash at the time of the Seminar. Room assignment is done by the Seminar Coordinator based on the order of requests and availability.
Longer stay at the Bodhi Center can be arranged if desired for an additional fee.
Unless you live within driving distance from Jemez Springs, we suggest flying to Albuquerque on Friday and spending a night at the Sleep Inn (a very pleasant and affordable airport hotel). Based on previous experiences, your hotel bill should be around $ 65. It is better to drive to Jemez Springs in daylight. And having people arrive a night before allows us to manage carpools.
When buying your tickets to and from Albuquerque, plan to arrive in ABQ not later than at 11 am on November 9 (preferably a night before) and plan to depart from ABQ not earlier than at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 13. If your flight leaves in the morning of the 14th, you will need to make arrangements with the Sleep Inn.
Jemez Springs is about a 75-minute drive from the airport. Some of our participants rent cars; others contribute to share a ride. Our seminar coordinator works with participants to ensure that all of you will get to the seminar location and back to the airport as well as to all group excursions. In previous years we asked those not renting cars to contribute $ 60 toward shared transportation costs.