Before applying, please note that applicants should have:

1. A minimum of five years regular meditation practice (mindfulness based)
2. Attended at least two silent mindfulness retreats of a minimum of five days each
3. Extensive experience being in nature
4. Meditation teaching experience

Exceptions concerning these guidelines are at the discretion of the faculty.

When you submit your application, please also send a photograph of yourself to Mark’s administrator, Jen, at

NOTE: It may take a moment for your application to go through once you have hit the “Submit” button. Please do not navigate away from this page until you receive an onscreen confirmation message that your application has been successfully received. If you do not receive a confirmation message, then it likely the application has not been submitted. Please check that you have filled in all of the required fields before resubmitting.

If you continue to have problems, please write to Jen, at