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.  A retreat fee of $100 per week may be charged for supplies and support services where appropriate.

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:  $40 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
  • A retreat fee of $100 per week may be charged for supplies and support services where appropriate

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.