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Waiver of Liability

I understand that activities led by Flowering Lotus Meditation (FLM) including staff and members of the board of directors, and other associated programs, teachers, and instructors may release strong emotions and I accept this responsibility and the result of such emotional release. I will advise all Flowering Lotus Meditation teachers, instructors, and designated staff members of any and all physical and emotional conditions that are prone to be affected by Flowering Lotus Meditation (FLM) retreat offerings.  I agree to follow instructions carefully and to immediately stop any activity that causes me any unacceptable discomfort, emotional distress or pain. I will report this to the instructor, teachers, and designated staff members during and/or at the end of the program. 

I understand that mindfulness and mindful based meditations are what I am signing up for and agreeing to participate in with Flowering Lotus Meditation and associated instructors, teachers, and designated staff members. In consideration of being permitted to participate in Flowering Lotus Meditation programs and activities, I understand that the practices led by Flowering Lotus Meditation may produce a deep state of relaxation that can continue for many hours after the program is complete. I acknowledge that I may need to refrain from driving a vehicle after said practices, until I feel capable of responding to the situations that may arise while driving. I agree to assume full responsibility for all risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, that may occur as a result of participating in such activities. 

I acknowledge that in recent years there have been many global impacts and changes that have affected society in a multitude of ways, including intensified mental and emotional stress. I acknowledge that these factors, and more, may affect my practice during this retreat and that practicing patience with myself, and others, on this retreat is my responsibility. When we stop the busyness of the mind, it can be common to experience emotions, in some cases with intensity. These emotions may have been present for some time, but it is common we do not recognize them until calming the mind through mindfulness practices provided by the teachers and retreat center. If I experience any extreme levels of discomfort or stress I will immediately inform a teacher, staff, or retreat manager for further instruction. 

I release the instructor, substitute instructors, assistants, facility, and Flowering Lotus Meditation, including members of the Board of Directors, from all actions, causes, claims, suits, damages and liabilities arising out of, or connected with, my participation in Flowering Lotus Meditation programs, including but not limited to, personal, physical, mental or emotional injury, illness (including death) and/or loss of property. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the instructors, substitute instructors, assistants, facility, and Flowering Lotus Meditation. I, my heirs, assigns, legal representatives and spouse, if any, forever release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue any of the Providers for any injuries or damages I may sustain.

I agree that this waiver will be interpreted as broadly as allowed by law, and that if part of this waiver is deemed invalid then the balance shall remain in effect.

I freely and voluntarily agree to these terms and conditions even though I would not be able to participate without signing this waiver. I assert that my participation and signing is voluntary and that I assume all risks. 

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