Thx Ben, you are right.. i did follow up your advice and checked with our ATs and there are strict criterias for self-courses and registrars will have to carefully examine the applications and refuse anyone who does not fulfill the requirements, which are the same as those wishing to sit a self-course of any length of time at a center. Even though the self-course is not at a center, similar requirements should be adhered to.
These requirements are :
- 3 ten day courses
- daily practice
- no mixing of techniques since last course
- keep all 5 precepts to the best of one's ability
- AT's permission required
- advise weak students to sit 10 day course, longer than 10 days not permitted, regular course disciplines applies
Does anyone know of any Goenka courses held with the ATs via Skype?
Why am i asking all these you might ask? Well, financially it's really expensive to fly in ATs to conduct short courses.. so we are just exploring the possibilities before we decide to do 3 day courses back-to-back with 10 day courses..