Residential Training Application

Training programs at Windhorse Zen Community give people the opportunity to enter into a full schedule of daily zazen, work practice, sesshin (Zen retreats), and ceremonies, with dokusan usually available twice weekly. Training fees are $400.00 per month, which includes all retreat fees, as well as meals and lodging. Students and those experiencing financial hardship may apply for a reduced fee. We ask that all trainees and residents maintain their own health insurance. Proof of insurance is required.

When answering concerning medical issues, it is important that all information be specific, current, and inclusive. This information is kept confidential, and is solely for the teachers’ use. (If for some reason you would like to speak privately with one of the teachers, this can also be arranged.)

Also, please be sure to let us know of any medical conditions that arise after you have submitted this application.

You can also download this application and fill it out by hand.  Deliver or mail to:
Windhorse Teachers
Windhorse Zen Community
580 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701

For many reasons it is important that all information be specific, current, and inclusive. This information is kept confidential, and is solely for the teachers’ use. (If for some reason you would like to speak privately with one of the teachers, this can also be arranged.)