Retreat fees cover your lodging while making the retreat experience as accessible as possible.
Fees do not include your meals (which are self-catered) or compensation for meditation teachers’ time providing guidance.
Currently the minimum retreat length is 6 nights/7 days. In the future, there will be opportunities for 2 night/ 3 day mini-retreats.
|May 1 – Dec 21||Dec 22- April 30|
For retreats of 30 days or longer, we offer a 10% discount; 60 days or longer, a 20% discount; 90 days or longer a 30% discount.
An additional 10% discount is offered to students in the Dharma Treasure Teacher Training program and the Dedicated Practitioner Course.
We ask for full payment to reserve your retreat dates.
The “Dharmatory” Yurt is a shared accommodation (although you might have it all to yourself), very near the dedicated meditation yurt. Yurts are a traditional Mongolian structure, now modernized by companies such as Pacific Yurts of Oregon (which is the brand of yurt we happen to have).
Yurt dwellers have access to the Cook Shack which has a full kitchen and a 3 piece bathroom.
The Yurt is very comfortable, with electricity, heating and cooling, a sink with hot and cold water, microwave, tea kettle and a coffee maker.
The Agave Suite is a private unit in our modern eco-house. It has a king-sized bed, sitting area, kitchenette, and private bath.
The kitchenette has: under-the-counter refrigerator, toaster-oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, microwave oven, electric appliances, conduction hot plate, dishes, cutlery, glassware, full complement of utensils, etc.
The Casita Manzanita is also in our modern eco-house. It has a private bedroom with queen bed, private bath, sitting area, fold-down queen Murphy bed in the living room, and a full kitchen with bar seating.
The kitchen is completely equipped: full size refrigerator, oven and range, microwave oven, dishwasher, toaster-oven, tea kettle, coffee maker, dishes, cutlery, glassware, full complement of utensils, pots and pans, etc.
Fees do not include any compensation for the time Culadasa and the Resident Teachers spend providing meditation guidance. This guidance is offered according to the traditional donation, or dana (Pali for “giving” or a “gift”), system. It is up to you, the retreatant, to decide how much the benefit you receive is worth, and how much you can personally afford to offer. This system is meant to encourage joyous generosity rather than a sterile business transaction. However, many of us are not used to this system, so here are some guidelines for how much to offer:
If you have other experience with highly skilled professionals giving private guidance, and how much they charge, you could think of a comparable hourly rate for how much time you receive during your retreat.
A different guideline is that offerings average about 50% of the retreat fees paid for accommodation.
In either case, those who can’t afford this give less, while those with greater means give more. Dana is usually offered at the end of the retreat.
All dana donations are made to Dharma Treasure.
Work Service / “Yogi tasks”
Solo retreatants are requested to donate about 45 minutes of work service per day while they are in residence.
This service dana is considered part of the actual retreat and may include cooking, cleaning, grounds maintenance. Please seek clarity on your service projects before you go into silence. The energy of so many has helped create a magnificent place to practice.