Unusual food or supplies must be brought or you must arrange for them to be sent to you (see contact page for shipping options).
Individual Retreats. If circumstances permit, personal cooking may be accommodated in our kitchen (pictured here). We will grocery shop once a week for you. For those who wish to have meals prepared by the center, the cost for two meals (breakfast and a substantial lunch) plus tea/coffee and snacks is $18 per day (vegetarian) or $23 per day (non-vegetarian). You may bring your own snacks for the evening meal.
Group Retreats. Two vegetarian meals a day are always prepared by the center for group retreats. Retreatants may bring their own snacks, and we will grocery shop once a week for you. The announced retreat fee includes the charges for food for all resident students. See specific retreat announcements for further details.
Rooms in the Main Building
There are two individual retreat rooms located in the gompa building. These rooms are on the second floor and share a bathroom. Each room is furnished with a single bed. We provide all linens. There is an area to set up a shrine, a wardrobe for clothing, storage for books, etc. Zafus and zabutons from the shrine room are available for your use. Candles and incense are allowed in all of these areas, but the candles should be the votive type and placed in a holder. Tapers are not allowed. If candles and incense are used, they should not be left unattended. The retreat kitchen and shrine room are also located on the second floor of the main building.
The tents pictured here are 8’x10’ canvas wall tents on a 8’x14’ platform with comfortable cot, heavy protective white plastic 8’x14’ tarp, 4’ deck at front end, window in back wall, zippered screen on window and door flaps.
Tent platforms are located at the rear of the main building and up the rise behind the building. The platforms up the rise are very private. Some of the platforms are left empty for those who wish to bring their own camping tents or use one of the center’s smaller tents.
There are two bathrooms with showers in the main building. There is also an outdoor shower at the rear of the main building. It has hot and cold water. The tent sites are open and clear but surrounded by evergreen and deciduous trees and ‘ocean spray’ bushes.
A small, furnished yurt is available during warm weather. There are two bathrooms with showers in the main building and one outdoor shower with hot and cold water behind main building and right across from the yurt.
The pictured retreat hut is insulated and furnished, with painted walls, windows on three sides, and small panes of glass in the door for extra light. The hut has a porch large enough to sit outside. Three more similar retreats huts should be completed by July 1, 2018.