Meditation Consent Agreement
I will not disclose any personal sharing from any of the participants to protect the privacy of everyone participating.
I will not record this event or any Center of The Golden One events.
If there are others participating with me, I will make sure they have all individually registered for the event. I will not share the link I receive with anyone.
INFORMED CONSENT, AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE, AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPATION.
This is a legal agreement that affects your legal rights. This Agreement applies to the Gourasana Meditation Practice®, (GMP®), events that include the GMP, and the spiritual programs offered by Center of The Golden One®. We want you to experience the profound benefits of the GMP for the sake of your own personal growth. We ask you to read and sign this Agreement in order to make sure that you are fully informed about the nature of the GMP, that you are protected, and that the Center and its leaders and staff are also protected under the law.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS. The GMP, whether presented in a “structured” four-part format (including opening, calming, contemplative thinking and action) or an unstructured or free flowing “this and that” format, is a powerful meditation practice. When practiced on a consistent basis, the GMP can result in very deep spiritual experiences which may significantly impact and at times alter aspects of your life – physical, emotional, spiritual. As in life, not all changes may be welcome and there may be inherent risks, which are not predictable and may be serious.
The GMP can be extremely active. It may include physical movement such as “active and prayerful dancing” and deep emotional release. In doing the GMP, you may confront deep and difficult aspects of being human. This meditation practice is designed for healthy people who want to expand their awareness and deepen their connection with God. It is not a substitute for physical or psychological therapy, or treatment for addiction. If you experience unusual physical or psychological symptoms, or if you are under the care of a physician or mental health practitioner, you should consult the appropriate professional prior to undertaking this deep spiritual work. The Center makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the GMP or any component of the GMP or its spiritual practices or teachings. Each person should undertake the GMP, and its component spiritual practices, with conscious awareness and assumption of risk.
AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPANT. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the GMP via streaming, I, the undersigned, understand and agree that at all times it is my sole responsibility to look out for my physical and mental health and well-being and that I am at all times free to stop the meditation and choose not to participate in any portion of any streaming meditation session. I further agree that if I choose to participate, my streaming participation is with the knowledge and understanding that I could suffer physical and/or emotional harm and that my streaming participation is at my own risk, which I willingly assume. I further agree that if I choose to undertake any of the teachings, guidance, suggestions, practices or direction offered during a meditation session, I do so voluntarily, with full self-responsibility and assuming the risks of any changes to my life. As a condition of streaming participation, I agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, and assignees, to release the leader(s) of the streamed meditation session and the Center, and all its affiliates, staff, and volunteers from all claims or liability including claims of, and liability for, anyone’s negligence arising from my participation. I further promise and agree that I will not commence any action against the meditation leader(s) and the Center, its affiliates, staff or volunteers or participants.
I further agree not to allow any person who is not pre-approved and authorized by the Center to participate in the streaming meditation and who has not also signed and assented to this Agreement in writing to share or otherwise participate in the streaming meditation in my company. I understand that this is a condition of my being granted access to the streamed meditation and that it is my legal responsibility to make sure that everyone whom I allow to participate in the meditation with me has been pre-approved. I further understand that the leader(s) of the meditation, the Center, and all its affiliates, staff, and volunteers have no responsibility for or any liability arising from the participation of a person who is not pre-approved and authorized by the Center to participate in the streaming meditation and who has not separately themselves personally also assented to and signed this Agreement in writing.
AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE. I agree that any dispute relating to my streamed participation in the GMP shall be subject to arbitration in Denver, Colorado, in accordance with the rules of Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services or Judicial Arbitrators Group. I agree that before arbitration, any dispute will first go to a mandatory non-binding mediation, conducted by a mediator jointly chosen by the Center and me, or selected from the list of mediators maintained by Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services or Judicial Arbitrators Group in the Denver, Colorado office.
BY CLICKING MY ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, I REPRESENT THAT I AM OF SOUND MIND AND BODY, OF LEGAL AGE AND THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE ABOVE NOTICE AND AGREEMENT AND THEREBY SIGN MY NAME OF MY OWN FREE WILL IN AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
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