Traditionally, we will sleep in our own tents. The camping ground is equipped with showers with hot water, bathrooms and toilets. There will also be a grocery store open at our grounds.
CAMPER vans & CARAVANS
If you plan to arrive with your own caravan or camper van you should register before 10 June 2018 and mark such an option in the booking form. We have a limited number of available spaces so the order of applications decides.
Basic electricity for lighting will be available (200 W, you should have your own extension cord). The electricity available will not be sufficient for electric ovens, kettle or heating. We plan to put up a tent at the caravan site where you will be able to use an electric kettle.
The contribution for parking there is €4 per day. We do not offer caravans for rent at the site.
There are two hotels in the neighbourhood:
- Hotel OLEŃKA › tel. +48 797 848 222, +48 501 602 900.
- Hotel Piast – tel: +48 24 276 6334.
The nearest larger towns with a wider selection of hotels up to 30 km from Kuchary are Płońsk, Glinojeck, Sierpc and Płock.
Meditating, sleeping or using bathrooms in the main center building will not be available during the course. The manor house will be closed to allow maximum rest for Lama Ole.
There will be a kitchen serving 3 meals a day (meat and vegetarian) at the site at an additional contribution of €11/day.
For the hygienic reasons we use single-use plates and cutlery so you do not need to bring any of these of your own. In fact, you wouldn’t even be able to use them. There will also be a caffeteria with delicious coffee, home made cakes etc.
Remember! Food is not included in the main contribution fee for the course. You may opt for 3 meals a day during registration. It will also be possible at the course site, in the registration tent, when you arrive.
Childcare will be provided for children aged 5 – 7 and 8 – 14. There will also be a special tent for parents with children from 0 to 4 years old where streaming from the Gompa will be provided. Please remember that unattended children cannot be present at the course site. Also, the Gompa tent is not an appropriate site for children to play. For that purpose we have designated special areas mentioned above.
More details about childcare ›
Lectures and meditation sessions with Lama Ole will be led in English. Translations into other languages will be available through the FM radio.
Lectures of travelling teachers will be led in English and Polish.
Please bring your own FM radios and earphones for listening to the translation.
There will be enough parking places at our guarded parking site. The contribution for using it is €1.25 per day for a car and €5 for a bus. For environmental and safety reasons no cars or bikes are allowed in the park/camping site of the centre.
Also, please mind not to leave your car unattended at our neighbours land bordering the centre or at a roadside.
The nearest town is Drobin (4 km from Kuchary) and you can get there with public transport. Please see our getting here site › for directions from the airport and Warsaw.
During the course, 9–15 July there will be a shuttle bus running between Kuchary and Drobin main bus stop. The shuttle service will be running between 9:00 and 20:00. From 9:00 until 14:00 it will be leaving Kuchary every hour, on the hour. To get to Kuchary from Drobin, you should wait at the main bus stop in the town centre (Drobin Rynek).
During the sessions with Lama Ole, 15:00 – 20:00, the shuttle will operate on demand. Please call +48 883 950 108.
The contribution for shuttle one way is 4 PLN or 1 EUR.
Each year, over two hundred friends from the summer course team and dozens of helpers from the job centre work together at the course.
If you have the surplus and are willing to work for an hour or two a day to fully become the participant of the course, visit our Job centre located in the dining/cafeteria tent.
BUILDING UP WEEKENDS
The building up of the course actually starts in spring but our efforts intensify in June, especially over weekends when many helpers can join in. If you have the time and wish to join, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bring your own tent, air mattress/carrimat and a warm sleeping bag
- A torch, raincoat and wellington boots may also be useful
- Meditation cushion and a blanket will help your meditation
- Please do not bring any animals or pets to the course