Upcoming Retreats and Workshops
Traditional Tibetan Thankga Painting Workshop
April 19-21, 2019
Learn the art of creating a traditional Tibetan Thangka in this informative and hands-on introduction to this ancient art form. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the annual Colville Easter Festival
Meditation for Everyone
May 3-5, 2019
Experience the joy, contentment and peacefulness of a calm and steady mind in this weekend meditation retreat. In this retreat, you will be guided to look at your mind and steady this quality of awareness. You will practice during several guided sessions of sitting practice, walking meditation and mindful movement practice.
September 6 - November 30, 2019 Vajrasattva Empowerment and Retreat with Geshe Thupten Wangchen and Bhikshuni Lozang Yonten. Give your life and mind the ultimate karmic detox. There is no negativity that cannot be purified with Vajrasattva and the four opponent powers. Retreatants can attend the full 3-month retreat or one of the 1-month long sessions.
Private / Individual Retreats
Retreat means retreating from worldly activities and bringing one’s focus to one’s internal processes – one’s mind. We welcome individuals who want to deepen their spiritual practice and meditation through private retreat.
Typically individual retreatants are in silence, spend minimal time interacting with others, stay for a month or longer, and keep to a boundary of the centre and surrounding hills. We recommend that individual retreatants have a structured schedule and seek advice from their spiritual teacher about the best practices to do in retreat.
Retreat is also used as a more common term for spending time in a quiet and relaxing place for leisure activities such as self-study, writing, reading, yoga, light meditation, and some time for relaxation. In this case, we consider you a guest rather than an individual retreatant, and welcome you to stay and get the benefits of our centre in this way as well.
Our staff meets with you to create an individual retreat contract and provides the logistical support such as weekly shopping so you can withdraw from daily life and spend time in contemplation and practice.
Special rates are offered to monks and nuns and these long-term individual retreatants.
Please click here if you’d like to enquire about private retreats.
Group Retreats Rentals
We are also happy to host groups looking to do a retreat or event. We welcome retreats from any faith tradition. Make sure you’re familiar with our facilities to ensure adequate space. Also, take a moment to review our guidelines for visitors and residents, as these apply to all guests.
Our centre is busy, so we have an ongoing need for volunteers throughout the year. The centre offers lodging in our volunteer dorm, free daily meditation, and free access to courses as duties permit for all of our volunteers.