LAI4 RET 2 Annual Financial Agreements and Terms & Program Overview
Dear Luminous Being,
We are excited to have you join us as a returning student in the LAI 2-Year program (2022-2023) whether you will be attending in-person modules in Colorado and California, or joining us virtually through our online program!
We, with Luminous Awareness Institute LLC (“Luminous” or “LAI”), are asking you to read over and sign the following agreements that set the container for the relationships between you and Luminous, between all of us as members of an intentional evolutionary learning community, and between you and your own integrity, intention, and alignment to serving Awakening. While we realize this is a lot to read, your careful consideration of and consent to these agreements enables Luminous to create and maintain itself as a teaching lineage of high integrity, heart-centered offering, and impeccable quality. It facilitates a community in which the greatest trust, healing, and awakening can occur.
These are the categories we ask you to consider and agree to:
Questions? Please feel free to contact:
Luminous Coordinating Team, at email@example.com
Jen Medrick, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luminous is dedicated to generating a loving, harmonious, awake world and to creating happiness and well being for all sentient beings. This is a lineage path that trains people to awaken to their deepest nature as well as provides tools of liberation and healing that enable us to clean up and purify all the parts of self until we are the living embodiment of that realization. The healing that arises and the skills and techniques taught within a committed community of co-explorers, with expert guidance from teachers who strive to walk the path themselves, are meant to become ongoing practices that ripple through all areas of our lives.
Students in the advanced program get the opportunity to go through all the evolving material of the Luminous lineage again, deepening your skill, spiritual awakening, and personal growth.
As a returning student, you are in the unique role of being familiar with the Luminous teachings and methodologies, of having done a fair amount of your own personal healing and starting the development of your bender gifts and skills. We hope that you come to continue your own development on your path and also come in service to those beginning their path with Luminous. We ask that you be an example of vulnerability and responsiveness, that you support other students in feeling safe, welcome and mentored whenever appropriate. Many students entering this next program have years of other practices under their belt so it may be best to not assume that you know more, however as materials may be more familiar, see what it’s like to align yourself to being in service to the whole and see how that alignment directs you moment by moment and in relationship.
Prerequisite Course: Walking the Path of Awakening Awareness
Three Zoom Intro Classes
Seven 4-day modules (Thursday through Sunday)
Additional Offerings via Zoom for all participants
Accelerate Details and Optional Add-Ons (additional cost applies):
Review the full program description on our 2-Year Program page, including the dates for each module. These details will also be added to the student course portal.
All modules in this program are built on preceding modules, creating an increasingly rich and deep collective group field in which to grow, heal, and build skills, both individually and collectively. This student body has been carefully chosen to build a diverse and potent community that is most likely to support development of awake awareness with healing. Each person matters and helps set the tone to create the context for our journey together. Your active engagement with the material and with the community is essential. We invite you to hold both yourself and others with this in mind.
Additionally, as a returning student, you are invited to put into practice the skills you have been developing through your original 2-year program and integrate your healing ever more fully into the way you show up in the world. Whether you are returning primarily as a participant or stepping into training as a practitioner and/or future Luminous healing team member, going through the material a second time is a profound experience that encourages you to continue to grow.
Specific information about each module and the material covered will be presented through our online course portal throughout the program.
Advanced Awakening Course (additional cost applies):
This online 8-month course is for those who have stable access to Simultaneous Awareness and want to deepen their meditation practice explicitly. If you have been accepted for the Advanced Awakening course as well, here are some important details:
Luminous Awareness Institute reserves the right to make necessary adjustments to the curriculum, course offerings, class hours, scheduled dates (with at least 60 days notice), format (including shifting to online if circumstances require), equipment and organization as it deems necessary to deliver the program content.
Luminous Awareness Institute is an educational program and lineage transmission for those who are actively engaged with and committed to their own awakening, personal growth and development and who seek to bring their skills and gifts in service to their larger communities. You may be attending for your own personal transformation or you may have an interest in becoming a practitioner or weaving Luminous capacities into current practice modalities. As you move through the program, you may find you want to bring both your awake awareness and increasingly whole presence into areas from business to teaching to activism to art…or simply into your community and family.
Regardless of how your experience with Luminous ripples out into the world, you are ultimately responsible for your own path. Luminous provides tools and points out instructions for finding your way into new and profound states of being and seeks to support your integration of these shifts in lasting, sustainable ways beyond the program and the cushion. And, this is an active path that requires your direct involvement and commitment. As with any practice that leads to real transformation and manifestation in the world, you get out what you put in. The commitment you make to engaging with the teachings, exercises, practices and community throughout your time in the program will determine the growth, healing and lasting consciousness shifts that you experience. We invite you to step up, step in and see what emerges from your active engagement with and ownership of your own unfolding!
I have read and understand the Luminous Awareness Institute Program Overview (including dates and offerings), will join or review the prerequisite Walking the Path course if needed, and acknowledge personal responsibility for active engagement with the program.
We recognize that enrollment in our program is an investment on many fronts – financially and time-wise as well as with respect to your engagement with personal healing and growth. We seek to be as clear as possible about what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. You agree to let us know in advance of any changes to your address or other circumstances that may impact your payments and to respond promptly to requests around any payment issues that may arise.
Please review the following information and reach out with any questions before signing this contract.
The initial costs for the entire two-year LAI4 (2022-2023) Program, before any discounts, are:
After paying your application deposit of $850, the remaining tuition is:
Add-Ons & Discounts
You have chosen the following payment plan.
Please login to set up your first annual payment on the LAI4 Tuition Custom page.
If you elect to enroll, you will be responsible for the entire tuition cost (including finance fees, if applicable), subject to the Cancellation & Withdrawal provisions below.
2 Annual Payments: I am choosing to finance my tuition in the form of 2 Annual payments (my $850 deposit has already been subtracted from my total). I understand that 6% financing fees apply and that the actual amount will be adjusted by any applicable discounts or add-ons. I understand I will be charged one payment now and the rest a year from now and agree to pay both payments in full.
At both Expanding Light and Sunrise Ranch, Food and Lodging are a combined cost based on a per-module stay and cannot be separated. Neither retreat center allows our students to bring and prepare their own meals, although you can bring small supplementary food items. Thus, Food & Lodging costs still apply for those who have dietary restrictions that prohibit eating at the retreat center or who choose to skip certain meals. Opting out of certain meals does not reduce your total Food & Lodging costs. Additionally, meat is not allowed in the Expanding Light lodging, meeting, or dining spaces. If meat is a dietary requirement, you can store jerky or something similar in a closed container in your vehicle.
The student body in your class is a very carefully held gathering of people who will journey together for close to two years. Once you choose to commit to this program, you become an integral participant in the program. Other applicants are turned away based on your enrollment. While new students can be admitted from the waitlist before the second module, once the second module is underway, new admissions are closed for the duration of the program. Please keep this in mind as you read our cancellation and withdrawal policies.
Again, you must inform the Luminous Coordinator of your decision to withdraw from the program no later than 11:59pm on March 21, 2022. If you do not contact us by March 21, 2022, you are committed to the entirety of your tuition costs for the complete two-year program.
I understand the drop deadline and withdrawal policies and take full responsibility for withdrawing by the drop deadline or committing to pay my tuition in full.
Luminous Awareness Institute at all times reserves the right to terminate any student for failure to meet its policies and guidelines.
The safety and well-being of our students, staff, families, and communities is something we hold with intention and care. We recognize that we are living in unusual times and that extra awareness is necessary to support all of us and the shared work we are doing together.
Our capacity to deliver our entire curriculum online allows us to be adaptable and responsive, even if federal, state or county mandates shift and change. In the event of a period of lockdown, we will shift entirely to online.
As circumstances evolve, it is possible that federal, state, local or venue requirements may require in-person participants to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person. Please consider this when you apply. Unvaccinated participants will NOT be able to attend in-person in this situation but will be warmly welcomed through our online format.
Part of enrollment includes understanding that you are joining a program that is a fully immersive delivery of the Luminous curriculum, regardless of whether we gather in-person or virtually. A shift to online, either individually or collectively, does not change your responsibility and agreement to pay your tuition in full (whether financed or paid up front).
For those coming in person, we request a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival at our modules (regardless of vaccination status). If you are ill, we ask that you NOT attend in-person, and instead participate virtually.
We will also have hand sanitizer, face masks, and other preventative measures. We strongly support each person in making the choices that best support your comfort.
Additionally, we will continue to follow best practices as they are presented to ensure everyone's safety and recognize the evolving nature of current circumstances, in line with local, state and federal regulations, laws, and expectations, in order to offer in-person aspects of the Program and allow the greatest number of Participants to attend safely. Exact requirements and protocols will be shared prior to each module.
Please note: you will be asked to sign a liability waiver specifically related to Covid prior to each module in order to attend in person, recognizing that you are solely responsible for all risks incurred through gathering in person.
I understand that I may be unable to attend in-person if federal, state, local, or venue mandates require me to be vaccinated to gather in groups and I am unvaccinated.
I understand and agree that the entire Luminous 2-Year program curriculum, including the experiential aspects, can and will be delivered virtually, both for people who sign up to attend online and if in-person participants need to shift to online, individually or collectively (as a cohort).
I acknowledge that I am fully responsible for paying my entire tuition, in full or with a financed loan, whether attending online or in-person according to the deadlines and details outlined in this agreement.
This Financial and Terms agreement (“FT Agreement”), together with the Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials and Transmissions agreement and Liability Waiver and Release constitute the whole agreement. The terms of this FT Agreement are incorporated herein by reference into the provisions of the Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials and Transmissions agreement and Liability Waiver and Release to constitute one, whole agreement.
I have read and agree to the Luminous Awareness Institute Financial Agreements and Terms & Program Overview and agree to pay my tuition in full after the drop date as well as any Food and Lodging costs I may have accrued.
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