Fall Festival

SEP 27- OCT 3, 2019

Temple opening ceremony September 26

Terms & conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions


Separate Booking Required for Each Person: All bookings should be made online. A separate booking is required for each person attending. It is possible however, to add several bookings to the same booking cart by clicking on the ‘make another booking’ button whilst in your booking cart. A booking will only be accepted when made using the online form, and when all necessary information and minimum deposits have been received (see below for Booking Status information). Cancelled bookings cannot be transferred to another person.

Refund Policy: Please read the following information carefully

  1. Festival Fee: If you cancel before Friday September 27 we will refund all except the non-refundable 25% deposit. If you cancel on, or after, Friday September 27, no refunds are given if you cancel all or part of your Festival. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to the NKT Treasurer [email protected] within 2 weeks of the end of each Festival.  Any refund of the non-refundable 25% deposit is purely discretionary and may be subject to the deduction of any direct costs incurred by the Festival.
  2. Onsite Accommodation (at IKRC Grand Canyon): If you have booked any indoor accommodation at IKRC Grand Canyon and cancel your accommodation up to and including September 11, we will retain your 25% deposit. Full payment is required by September 12 and is non-refundable unless we are able to re-sell your room. Outdoor camping accommodation is subject to  the same terms as the ‘Festival Fee’ listed above.
  3. Festival Hotels:  Details of the deposit & refund policy for each of the offsite accommodation options is clearly stated on the ‘accommodation’ page of the Fall Festival website, and is subject to the contractual obligations with the accommodation providers.
  4. Hotel & Airport Shuttle: Full payment is required to secure your place on the bus – this will automatically be calculated when you make your booking. Due to contractual obligations this is refundable only up to 1 month before the start of the Festival (Aug 26), after this date the fee paid is non-refundable. If there is insufficient demand for a bus at a particular time, we will notify you in writing, in this case the fee paid will either be credited against your remaining Festival balance, or if you have a zero balance, we will refund you in full.
  5. Meals: If you cancel before Friday September 27 we will refund all except the non-refundable 25% deposit. If you cancel on or after Friday September 27, no refunds are given.

NKT-IKBU cannot refund any non-refundable deposits/payments in the event of cancellation or early departure with respect to accommodation.  You are strongly advised to take out a suitable travel insurance policy to cover any such unforeseen circumstances.

Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.

Onsite Accommodation & Festival Hotels:  Essential hotel information is clearly stated on the Accommodation page of the Festival Website.  All prices stated on the Fees Page are per room per night unless otherwise stated.

  1. ONLY ONE PERSON should book the room - with the exception of DORMITORIES and INDOOR CAMPING which are booked per person.
  2. ROOM-MATES should select the option ‘sharing a room’ Note:  this means you are sharing a room with someone you know who has already booked a room.  We will not directly allocate room-mates.
  3. THE FULL COST OF THE ACCOMMODATION will show in the booking cart of the person who booked the room, and therefore they are liable for the whole cost.  You can however share the link to your booking cart with your room-mates to allow them to directly make a payment against the booking.
  4. BEFORE YOUR BOOKING CAN BE CONFIRMED 1) The person who booked the room MUST supply the names of all room- mates, 2) Room-mates MUST supply the name AND booking reference number of the person who booked the room.
  5. CREDIT CARD REQUIRED ON CHECK-IN  you will be asked to supply a credit card on check-in.
  6. ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND DAMAGES - any additional charges you incur in the hotel, or any damage you cause will be your sole responsibility and will be charged directly to your credit card by the hotel.

Early Arrivals/Late Stays:   Early arrival/late stay accommodation is available at IKRC Grand Canyon for 2 nights before and one night after the Festival.  Those in offsite accommodation should check availability and rates for each specific hotel on the accommodation page.

Temple Opening: The Temple Blessing Ceremony will be on Thursday 26 September. Those attending must book in advance through their Festival booking cart

The Courses You Will Attend: The 2019 Fall Festival, begins on the evening of September 27 and will end with a live performance of the Life of Atisha play in the World Peace Temple on October 3 – see Program page for more info.

Translation Facilities: All Festival Teaching and Meditation Sessions will be conducted in English. We may be able to provide simultaneous translation into Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese subject to availability of a translator. Please book in advance as space is limited. Other languages may be provided, this also is subject to demand and availability of a translator. Please do not book for a translation/assisted listening place if you do not require this facility.

Meals:  Lunch and dinner are available at IKRC Grand Canyon and must be booked separately.  Alternative food options are available on a pay as you dine basis. Breakfast is provided for those staying onsite, for those in offsite hotels, breakfast information can be found on the individual hotel pages.

Children (under 16)  are welcome to attend the Festival however, for their safety and wellbeing some special conditions apply.  Two responsible adult carers must be nominated at the time of booking, and children's bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of the required photographs of the 2 adult carers.  Children under 16 cannot be accommodated in indoor dormitory or indoor camping.  They may be accommodated in hotel and onsite rooms as long as their parent/nominated carer is also staying in the same room.  Under 16s who are camping, must sleep in the same tent as their parent/legal guardian, nominated carer or an adult family member.  Due to the public nature of the Festival, children's safety and welfare is the responsibility of their nominated named responsible adult carers at all times.  See Children & Young Adults page for more info.

Young Adults (16 & 17 year olds) must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or over).  Under 18s cannot be accommodated in indoor dormitory or indoor camping accommodation, but can share hotel or onsite shared rooms as long as the accompanying responsible adult is also staying in the same room.  Camping in own tent is permitted.  See Children & Young Adults page for more info.

Special Festival rates apply for children.

Festival Fee: 0-7 FREE, 8-15 years – 50% discount, 16+ years – full adult price.

IKRC Accommodation and Festival Hotels:  Please see accommodation page for full details - children's accommodation rates are listed under each hotel individually.

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