February 17 - 20, 2019
The Nyung Nye retreat is an intensive two-day purification retreat that includes fasting, taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts, prostrations, prayers, mantra recitation, and offerings. It is a practice based on 1000-Arm Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.
February 22 - 24, 2019
Learn and apply simple tools to get hold of the mind, find balance, and give it a rest. We will practice several techniques to center and calm the mind during sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation and spending time in nature.
March 15-17, 2019
This rejuvenating wellness retreat brings together the practices of meditation, yoga and qi gong to leave you feeling relaxed, revived and deeply connected with yourself and others.Take time out from the busyness of life to awaken your mind and nourish your body while learning tools and techniques to promote relaxation and wellness.
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. One or two month attendance regristration opens March 1st.
Ongoing Personal / 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 use our booking enquiry form if you’d like to come as a guest or an individual retreatant.
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.