Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please refer to the following frequently asked questions under each of the sub-heading.
Also, read https://bswa.org/our-locations/bswa-retreats-jhana-grove-2/ for more information about our retreats.
I am not a BSWA member. Can I join retreats?
How can I become a BSWA member?
Where can I find information on retreat and booking dates?
How do I book a retreat in Jhana Grove?
How long will the retreat be opened for booking?
How much do I have to pay for retreats?
What is the eligibility to join weekend retreat?
What is the eligibility to join 9-day retreats?
What is the eligibility to do self-retreats?
Is there a minimum age to join retreats in Jhana Grove?
How do I book self retreats?
Does the room bond include accommodation and food?
Do you live stream retreats? How do I join online?
Waitlist and Cancellation
How do I cancel my retreat booking?
Will I get a full refund for retreat cancellation?
I can’t make it for this retreat. Can I transfer it to my friend who is currently on waitlist?
I can’t make it for this retreat. Can I keep my booking and room bond for the next retreat?
How do I add myself on waitlist for a retreat?
I have submitted a refund request but haven’t received the refund. Who do I contact?
I have been offered a spot while on waitlist. How do I make payment?
Do you give any priority to anyone on waitlist?
About Retreats in Jhana Grove
Can you tell me about the cottages and other facilities in Jhana Grove?
Do I have to share my room with other retreatants?
Are all your retreats on silence?
I have food allergies. Can I bring my own food to the retreat?
I have a physical disability but would like to attend the retreat. Is that possible?
I understand that we have to observe 8 precepts while on retreat. What are the 8 precepts?
Due to flight availability, I may have to arrive a day before the retreat or leave a day later. Can I stay in Jhana Grove?
I am planning to do self retreats in Jhana Grove. Where can I get food while on self retreats?
I would like to attend the 9-day retreat but cannot come for the full 9 days. Can I just come for a few days?
I will be visiting the monastery but would like to attend the retreat talks in Jhana Grove. Can I attend?
I may have to leave earlier while on retreat. Is that possible?
I have made a retreat booking but did not receive a retreat confirmation. Is my booking confirmed?
There is a problem with the booking system. By the time I finish completing the form, it says that the retreat is full. What should I do?
I can’t seem to make the room bond payment from my country of residence. How do I book for a retreat?
How do I get a schedule for the retreat?
I plan to attend the retreat with my partner. Can we stay in the same cottage?
What do I need to bring for retreats?
I was just looking at your weekend retreat schedules. Is it correct that there are no evening meals on weekend retreats?
How do I make a donation to Jhana Grove?
Where can I find recordings of past retreats?