If you would like to attend the Summer Institute and have a partner or children who would not attend the classes, you are still welcome to bring them along. There are plenty of areas for other activities and things to explore. We are also looking into child care possibilities. Your partner/children can stay on or off campus. If they stay on campus, they will be required to purchase at least a lunch plan.

Over the past several years, couples have brought their children along, and while it certainly requires some scheduling and planning, everyone including the kids seemed to enjoy it!

Session 3 is a silent practice retreat, and since students are asked to observe silence outside of meditation sessions, this would not be the time to have family or friends with you.

If you have any further questions about briniging your chilldren or partner, please contact Elena at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org.