Personal Retreat Cabins

Retreat cabins at Tara Mandala provide a rare and precious opportunity to be completely secluded and alone in a remote mountain setting. Here you are free to maintain intensive practice and connect with your innermost being. The retreat cabins have been created through the loving kindness, generosity, and hard labor of many people.

Currently we have three cabins: Karuna, Ratna, and Two Trees.  All of our cabins are well suited for year-round practice, as they are completely insulated and have small wood-burning stoves.  The cabins do not contain telephones, and most cell-phones will not pick up a signal. Some cabins have limited solar electricity. The cabins contain a single bed, pillow, blankets, water catchment, kitchen with gas stove and cooking supplies, and small solar shower bag. In addition, a meditation mat and cushion, oil lanterns, and altar space are provided. Remember that our facilities are rustic. All cabins have an outhouse.  Please visit our Private Retreat Cabin page for more information about cabins.  This is required reading for all those applying to reserve a cabin.

You must provide your own food, bedding (sheets and pillowcase) and practice materials. In winter, it is essential in the mountain climate to bring warm outdoor clothes. You may also want to bring cross-country skis or snowshoes in case of heavy snowfall, which is common, as well as for exploration of the land.

No smoking, drugs or intoxicants are allowed at the cabins.

Retreat Fees

Cabins are available for retreats for a minimum of three nights, and as long as a number of years with the permission of an authorized teacher; rates are based on length of retreat. Retreat fees cover cabin rental, fuel (wood and propane), retreatant care (weekly shopping for retreats of more than one week in length), and various supplies. Food is not provided.

Arrival and departure days are Mondays and Fridays.

Minimum stay:     3 nights over a weekend or 7 nights if during winter and severe mud

Cost:

  • 3-5 nights…………………………………………………………….……$95/night
  • 7 nights to one month…………………………………………………….$65/night
  • One month thru 6 months………………………………………………..$950/month
  • 6 months to one year……………………………………………………..$800/month

 

Registration

1. Carefully review Private Retreat Cabin page before filling out the application.

2. Contact the registrar for cabin availability at registrar@taramandala.org

3. You may apply online by clicking:  here.