Costs for Short-Term Individual Retreats (Under 6 Months)

Meals

  • The retreat center will provide two vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals per day for students performing individual retreats.  If you would like your meals provided, the cost is $18 per day for two vegetarian meals (breakfast and a substantial lunch) plus tea/coffee and snacks or $23 for two non-vegetarian meals plus tea/coffee and snacks. You may bring your own snacks to eat in the evening.  If scheduling permits and, where appropriate, a donation is made for coffee/tea and snacks, retreatants may cook for themselves at their own expense.  This option is not available if the center is cooking for others at the same time.

Accommodations (click here for descriptions)

  • Single retreat rooms in gompa:   Small room: $55 per day for retreats up to one week; Large room: $60 per day for retreats up to one week
  • Yurt: $50 per day for retreats up to one week
  • Camping: $18 per day for using our tents, as available, or bring your own; platform provided. The daily charge is the same for platforms used for our large, walk-in canvas tents, our smaller camping tents, or the tent you bring with you.
  • Retreat Hut:  $50 per day for retreats up to one week.

Discounts (applicable to housing only, not food)

  • For individual retreats from one week to one month, there is a 10% discount.
  • For retreats of one month to six months there is a 20% discount.
  • Discounts for Friends and Sustaining Supporters apply in addition to these discounts, resulting in total discounts up to 35%.
  • For individual retreats lasting six months and longer, see the rates below for Long-Term Individual Retreats.

Long-Term Individual Retreats

Meals

  • The rates for Long-Term Individual Retreats lasting six months or longer include vegetarian meals
  • Or may be without meals if circumstances allow the retreatant to buy their own groceries and cook for themselves
  • For non-vegetarian meals, add $100 per month

Accommodations

  • Small room: $750 per month with meals; $450 per month without meals
  • Large room: $1050 per month with meals; $750 per month without meals
  • Yurt: $750 per month with meals; $450 per month without meals
  • Retreat Hut: $750 per month with meals; $450 per month without meals

Discounts

Ordained sangha receive a 20% discount for Long-Term Individual Retreats lasting 6 months or longer, with rates with/without food as follows:

  • Small room: $600/$360
  • Large room: $840/$600
  • Yurt or Retreat Hut: $600/$360

Group Retreats

  • Rates for Group Retreats are announced on a retreat-by-retreat basis and always include food.
  • Discounts for Friends and Sustaining Supporters apply to Group Retreats.
  • Ordained sangha receive a 15% discount on Group Retreats.

Additional Discounts for Friends, Sustaining Supporters, & Ordained Sangha

  • For Short-Term Individual Retreats, in addition to the discounts described above based on the length of the retreat, Friends of SKC receive a 10% discount
  • Sustaining Supporters receive an additional 15% discount on Short-Term Individual Retreats
  • The same discounts for Friends and Sustaining Supporters apply to Long-Term Individual Retreats (6 months or longer) and Group Retreats
  • Ordained sangha receive a 20% discount on Long-Term Individual Retreats and a 15% discount on Group Retreats
  • To become a Friend or Sustaining Supporter, please visit our support page (click here)

Payments

  • All payments to SKC should be made in US funds – cash, check, Visa/Mastercard, traveler’s checks or money order payable on a US bank.
  • We charge $20 for handling any checks returned unpaid.
  • We do not accept American Express or Discover.
  • Please make all payments payable to Sakya Society and send them to: Sakya Society, P.O. Box 3191, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or pay online on the Donate page (click here).

Reservations & Cancellations

  • If you need to cancel your reservation, we will issue credit in the amount of all payments made, less a $25 processing fee, towards another retreat on a space available basis.
  • If you leave a group retreat before the retreat has ended, you will not receive a credit unless your departure is determined to have been necessary because of a medical or family emergency.
  • All credits must be used within one year of the date they are given.