Event Terms and Conditions

Agreement between us

When a request to book onto an event (including but not limited to a gathering, workshop, session, event or retreat whether paid for or free of charge) is made, the lead name on the booking request confirms that they have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of the party the terms of these booking conditions.
When we receive your booking request, and after the payment has been made (if this is applicable and the event is not free to join), we will email you to confirm your booking and a binding agreement will come into effect between you and us.

Governing law

This agreement is governed by UK law and the jurisdiction of the English courts.

It is important to check the email confirmation when you receive it to confirm that all the details are exactly as you expected. In the event of a discrepancy, please contact us immediately as it may not be possible to make changes later on.

Website accuracy

The information, including prices, shown on our website or on the website of a third party (for example Ticket Tailor) may have changed by the time you come to book your arrangements. Although we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and prices at the time of loading, regrettably errors do occasionally occur and we reserve the right to alter our pricing and terms as necessary.

Travel documentation

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all the required travel and health documentation needed before departing for an event hosted by us. We cannot accept liability if you are refused entry into any country or onto any transport due to failure on your part to carry the requited documentation.


It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain the required insurance cover once your booking has been confirmed by us. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs.

Paying for an event

Your place at an event is not confirmed until full payment has been made.  If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you.

Cancellation by you

You, or any member of your party, may cancel a booking at any time.
Written notification by email from the lead name on the booking must be sent to info@schoolofcontemplativelife.com
Unfortunately, we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation if you cancel a booking.
However the following will apply to any tickets that were purchased for a fee:
  • If we are able to resell your ticket at the same price, we will reimburse the associated cost to you in full less any transactions fees we incurred when receiving the payment and/or will incur when processing the refund.
  • If we are able to resell your ticket at a lower price, we will reimburse the resale value to you less any transactions fees we incurred when receiving the payment and/or will incur when processing the refund.
  • If we are not able to resell your ticket, we may be unable to offer you any reimbursement however please contact us to discuss what might be possible. This may depend on whether third party costs have been paid or committed to.
The terms above do not apply to any donation made at the same time as purchasing a ticket. Donations are not reimbursable.

Cancellation by us

We reserve the right to cancel an event under any circumstances.
In the event this happens, you will be offered a full refund for any payments you have made to us already. However, we accept no further liability for cancellations beyond the refund of the ticket cost. For example, we will not be liable for the cost of advance travel arrangements such as airline tickets and visas.

Your commitment

Please only book onto an event if you are able to fully commit to the event schedule.
If, after booking, something arises which means you will be distracted and unable to commit to following the retreat programme (i.e. you will need to be working on your computer during periods throughout the event or be in regular contact with a family member), please let us know so we can considering offering you a refund and allocating your ticket to someone who may be on the waiting list.


Our events should be understood as only providing spiritual guidance and advice to help you deepen your own meditation practice and understanding. You are entirely responsible for how you choose to understand, misunderstand, use or misuse any of our events, materials and advice.

Many people have experienced lessened anxiety, a lifting of depression and improvements in general wellbeing through meditation practice. However, if you suffer from any mental or physical illnesses, please let us know, and ask your doctor if it is advisable for you to attend a retreat with us. In the event that your participation brings underlying issues to the surface or reveals some form of mental health issue, we recommend you seek suitable professional support. Please be aware that we cannot provide any professional care.

We can accept no responsibility for any adverse effects, direct or indirect, that may result from your use of the information provided during our events or included on our website, in materials, or any other communications, both online and in person. Furthermore, we make no guarantees that any of the programmes, advice and practice material we provide will function in any particular way for you. By engaging with us, you agree that you use the information, guidance and advice entirely at your own discretion.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@schoolofcontemplativelife.com.

Making a donation

Donations can be made through our website using a credit or debit card or via a CAF Bank account. Local charges may apply and, for further details in this regard, please contact your bank or building society.

Your credit/debit card details or bank account details will not be transferred to us but only a) to the credit/debit card company directly, b) to the mandated payment service provider (i.e. Stripe) in charge of processing the payment with the respective credit/debit card company or c) to CAF Bank.

Upon receipt of the donation, the donor will receive an email confirmation of their donation as required to qualify for tax-deductibility in certain jurisdictions.


Participants shall pay for a booking or donation online unless under extraordinary circumstances.

Participants shall use a credit or debit card (such as Visa or MasterCard).   Our chosen payment service provider is Stripe. The validity of the customer’s payment card is verified by Stripe.  Payments may be refused for a number of reasons including a stolen or blocked card, credit limit reached or incorrect details entered. In the event of a problem arising, the customer should contact their bank first and then contact us (info@schoolofcontemplativelife.com) to confirm the reservation and payment method.

Data Collection, Protection and Confidentiality

Please refer to our Privacy Notice.

Please also note that participants may occasionally choose to share comments of a personal nature during group sessions.  In the event you are party to such personal information, please ensure you maintain others’ confidentiality.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

It is explicitly stated that these conditions are governed by UK law. Any dispute that would arise during the execution of an agreement will be submitted to the English courts.

Contact us

To contact us, please email info@schoolofcontemplativelife.com or phone +44 (0) 7834 626426.

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