Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat

July – October 2018


An Hevajra or Chakrasamvara Empowerment by a Sakya Master is required to attend any of these events.  This is a vegetarian, silent (essential speech only) retreat.  Electronics will not be allowed after the retreat begins.

Vajrayogini Retreat Schedule

Vajrayogini Blessing/Empowerment:  Sunday, July 22
Seven Day Teachings:  Monday, July 23-Sunday, July 29
Retreat Begins: Monday, July 23
Fire Puja & Concluding Ceremonies: late October; exact days to be announced

Registration & Reservation Deposit

Please review all options and information below before you fill out the registration form.  A 50% deposit is required to guarantee or hold the reservation. After you submit your registration form, please click here to pay the 50% deposit (use the “make a retreat payment” button) or follow the instructions on the Donate page to pay by other methods. Registrations are not confirmed until you receive an email notification from the retreat manager acknowledging receipt of your deposit and confirmation of your housing choice.

Retreat and Other Fees

The Retreat Fees are provided on the registration form and vary depending on the type of housing.  The Retreat Fee includes the Vajrayogini Blessing/Empowerment, the Seven Day Teachings, Housing, Meals, and Coffee/Tea and snacks available 24 hours a day.  Retreatants may arrive up to two days before the empowerment on July 22 without paying any additional fees. The retreat will end in late October; the exact dates for the three-day fire puja and concluding ceremonies will be announced as soon as they are available, probably around the end of February.

For those who wish to attend only the Vajrayogini Blessing/Empowerment on Sunday, July 22, the fee is $50 plus meals ($5 each).  For those who wish also to attend the Seven Day Teachings on Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, in addition to the Vajrayogini Blessing, the fee is $200 plus meals ($5 each) for both events.

Housing will not be available at Sakya Kachod Choling for most of those who wish to attend only the Vajrayogini Blessing or both the empowerment and the Seven Day Teachings.  There will be space on the grass to accommodate a few attendees who want to stay in camping tents.  Housing options are available in the town of Friday Harbor.


(click here to become a Friend or Sustaining Supporter)  Friends receive a 10% discount on housing. Sustaining Supporters and ordained sangha receive a 15% discount on housing.  There is no discount on the retreat fees or meals.


Before March 1, 100% less PayPal or bank fees.  After March 1, credit toward another retreat less a $25 fee.

Additional Expenses

Practice texts and materials, personal necessities, and snacks and other favorite food items not on the menu

2018 Vajrayogini Retreat Registration