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buddha's ancient teachings in modern times
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Have you stayed in a monastery or meditation center before? Please provide details of when and where.
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Please fully inform us of any physical and/or mental health conditions that you have or that you may have, how they affect you, and how they are managed (including medications).
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Under what teachers have you studied and practiced? What meditation practices are you familiar with?
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I have health insurance applicable in California that will be effective for the duration of my visit.
I am currently covered by travel insurance that will be effective for the duration of my visit.
I don't currently have health insurance, but will obtain health insurance that will be effective for the duration of my visit.
If you are a monastic, please provide 1) your birth/layperson's name, 2) your ordination tradition, 3) your ordination date, 4) your level of ordination (anagarika, mae chee, thilashin, novice, bhikkhuni, etc.), and 5) the name of your preceptor and any guiding teachers.
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