** Important Notice – 04 Feb 2018 **
An internet based system for registration and payment for retreats at BMIMC via our website is currently being brought online.
For all new bookings, the online system will be used and should be made as outlined in the Booking Online steps listed below. If there is no link to the online booking showing for a listed retreat, please check back later as we are currently adding them to the system.
For anyone who has a booking already confirmed and in progress, your place is reserved and booking will be completed using our online system. You’ll receive an email from our systems over the next few days (if you haven’t already).
It’s also likely that we will have a few teething issues as we complete this, so please contact the BMIMC Office if you have any problems.
Step 1 – Read our policies. We ask that you first read through the About Retreats at BMIMC (FAQ) page on our website. This page includes information about the Centre’s policies including cancellation, food and catering policies. From time-to-time our policies change so we recommend reading even if you have been to BMIMC before.
Step 2 – Find your retreat. Follow the links to retreats on our website through to the full details page of the retreat you wish to attend. These pages include a Registration link where you will be able to register for a retreat. If a retreat is fully booked a Waiting List link will be shown instead.
Step 3 – Register online. To register for your retreat online you will need to provide your first and last name, your email address and phone number, along with payment via credit card.
- For retreats up to four days, full payment is required.
- For longer retreats a non-refundable $100 deposit is required as a minimum if booking more than three months in advance. If booking within three months of the retreat, full payment will be required.
At registration, whilst it is not required, we do ask that you complete all questions on the booking form at this time.
A confirmation of your registration will be sent via email and will include links to your statement for the retreat as well as the booking form to add or update details.
Step 4 – Complete payments and update or complete the booking form. Any outstanding payments for retreats must be paid three months prior to the retreat start date. Please note that if payment is not made on time you may lose your place. If your financial situation means that you are unable to make final payment by this date, please contact the office to discuss an alternative payment arrangement.
Additionally, you should update and/or complete all of the questions in your booking form at least two weeks before your retreat.
We will provide links to your online statement and payment page and your booking form questionnaire in your registration confirmation email and any follow-up reminder emails.
Credit card is the preferred method and can be completed securely and easily online in the registration process.
Payment can also be made by EFT and Cheque but you will need to contact the office to resister for the retreat. When you contact the office, please provide your first and last name, email address and phone number. Once registered, details on how to pay will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Non-Residential Courses – Booking and Payment
For some non-residential courses we use an online booking system called Eventbrite. In these cases there will be a registration link on the retreat details page which links directly to the Eventbrite booking system.
And finally, if you really want to know how we used to do it, look here.