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COVID-19 Protocol and
Residential Retreat and Event Cancellation Policy
The following terms apply to residential (in-person) retreats.


COVID-19 Safety Protocols

With the latest variant (BA.2.86) now on the rise in the US, we are asking those willing to have an updated Covid-19 vaccine at least 10 days prior to arrival. This is not a requirement, but a request. In an effort to protect our dear Lama, staff, and attendees, the Dzogchen Center & Foundation also requests:
  • due to the uptick in recent cases, we are now requesting that all attendees perform a Covid-19 test within 24 hours of arrival and bring proof
    of testing to present at check-in (cell phone photo will suffice).
  • all guests bring an additional self-test kit with them.
  • any guest who exhibits cold symptoms (coughing or sneezing), but is still Covid negative, must use a mask in public spaces, otherwise, masks will be encouraged but not required. Please bring a supply of masks in the event you may need one.
  • any guest who tests positive for COVID-19 during the retreat will be unable to remain at Serra Retreat Center for the duration of the retreat; Dzogchen Center does not have the ability or expertise to support you. For those who need to make travel arrangements–particularly those who flew to CA—we can accommodate a brief stay in quarantine accommodations separate from the active retreat container while you make plans to depart. 
  • all guests prepare an exit strategy should they test positive for COVID-19 while at Serra.
  • if a guest tests positive within 3-5 days after departure, please contact us immediately.



Cancellation Policies


  • All Virtual retreats and events are recorded and therefore, non-refundable, unless cancelled by the Dzogchen Center. The recording are sent after the event ends.

  • In the event of cancellation more than six weeks prior to the start of the relevant residential retreat, all deposits will be refunded in full, less an administrative and processing fee of $100. Any amount paid in excess of the deposit will be refunded. 
  • In the event of cancellation less than six weeks prior to the start of a residential retreat, the full deposit amount will be forfeited. Any amount paid in excess of the deposit will be refunded. 
  • If neither payment in full nor notice of cancellation is not received at least four weeks prior to the start of a residential retreat, amount paid will be forfeited.
  • Credit balances cannot be applied toward future retreats but will be applied to the Dzogchen Center & Foundation Scholarship Fund for in-need students. This donation is tax-deductible

    Thank you for acknowledging these terms. and assisting in keeping these precious Dzogchen Retreats financially sustainable.
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