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Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture is a California Tibetan Buddhist retreat center located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Boulder Creek, CA, USA.


We offer private meditation retreat cabins as well as Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreats in the Gelug tradition, the same tradition as H.H. The Dalai Lama.


What is Retreat?


Why I'm a Member

"Today there is so much intense turmoil in the world and inside our mind streams! Donating to Vajrapani Institute supports a peaceful and enlightened alternative and a place of refuge in a crazy world!  Places like Vajrapani Institute are essential to the building up of balance and harmony in these difficult times and I believe help to shift the planetary energy in ways we cannot fully comprehend. Becoming a member is like saying "Yes, I want more harmony and peace to grow in the world and be available to others!"

- Tai Vautier

Come work with us

Are you interested in helping?  Come join the Vajrapani Team!

Living and working at a Dharma center can be a life changing experience. There are opportunities to clean, cook, and provide facilities maintenance.

For employment, click here.

For work-study volunteer position, click here.

What People Are Saying

"Vajrapani as a retreat center, either group or personal, is truly a gift to our world."

"A blessed opportunity to experience solitude in a warm and welcoming environment."

"In a short two weeks, I've arrived at an important turning inward time in my life."


For more retreat experiences, see our testimonials.

Stay In Touch!

Online Classes

Can't Come to Boulder Creek?

We'll come to you!

Vajrapani's first online class, What is Dharma?, began in March.

More to come in the future.