Residency Applications

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Bhavana Society welcomes overnight visitors most times of the year. To apply for an overnight stay, please fill out the form below.  (You don’t need to fill out the references section if you are staying for a week or less.)

Visitors are full members of the Bhavana community and participate in all aspects of the monastery’s day-to-day life, including meditation, chanting, cooking, cleaning and lots of Dhamma discussions. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is NOT required.

All monastics must have permission from our Vice-Abbot to visit.  Even for a day visit, we ask that monastics contact our Vice Abbot and receive permission. Please fill out the monastic visitation form by following this link.


Please list three references (not relatives) with their name, phone number, and relationship to you, and how long they have known you. One should be a recent employment supervisor.

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By clicking submit, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Basic Requirements for Residency and the Terms of Residency. I agree to abide by these terms and conditions, should I be accepted for residency. I understand that failure to do so may result in the termination of my residency. I acknowledge that all the information included in this application is true and complete. I authorize Bhavana Society to contact any of the individuals listed above to support this application and give permission for Bhavana to do a criminal background check, using all information included in this application, with agencies from this state or any state or federal agency, to the extent permitted by state and federal law.

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