Private Retreats

Private Retreats

Retreat is especially relevant and useful in today’s busy, agitated world. Retreat offers many different benefits, for a wide variety of people. From the curious newcomer to the seasoned spiritual practitioner, our cabins are ideal for meditation retreat or study by offering a quiet, sacred, and secluded environment.

 

Our retreat cabins are situated on a spacious vista overlooking the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, neighboring Lama Thubten Yeshe’s cremation site. There is a shared but private indoor bathhouse, communal refrigerator, nearby hiking trails and outdoor showers with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains.

 

For more detailed information on private retreat, visit our FAQ section.

Meal Delivery

Vajrapani Institute serves delicious food based on a balanced vegetarian diet. Our kitchen lovingly prepares a hot lunch and a soup and salad dinner, which is delivered once daily in an insulated meal bag. For breakfast, you will find an abundant container of wheat-free (contains oats) granola in your cabin. In addition, the nearby communal refrigerator is stocked with staples such as soy, rice milk, cow’s milk, wheat bread, gluten free bread, cheese, nut butters, jams, and fruit. Cabins are also stocked with a variety of teas.

About Our Rates

We are a non-profit organization and our prices kept to a minimum to cover our costs while still allowing as many people as possible to join us for retreat.

 

A two-night minimum stay is required to book a cabin and cabins are designed to be occupied by one person at a time.

Nightly Rates for Stays in a Standard Cabin

Rate TypeLength of StayCost Per Night
Standard Rate 12 Night Stay$116
Standard Rate 23 to 14 Night Stay$100
Standard Rate 315 to 27 Night Stay$89
Standard Rate 4More than 28 Night Stay$68

Nightly Rates for Stays in our Premium Meditation Cabin (“Most Secret”)

Rate TypeLength of StayCost Per Night
Premium Rate 13 to 14 Night Stay$131
Premium Rate 215 to 27 Night Stay$116
Premium Rate 3More than 27 Night Stay$84

Monastic Discounts

Please contact us for inquiries on this rate. Our Front Office is open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm and our staff can be reached at 800-531-4001.

Required Deposit

A deposit of 30% of the total fee is required to reserve your cabin. This deposit is refundable under certain conditions. Please see our FAQ page for details.

Accepted Forms of Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover online or over the phone. We also accept personal checks, through the mail or in person, and cash in person. Registration requires a deposit by credit card.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Our private retreat cabins are available throughout the year with the exception of January 2nd through February 4th, when Vajrapani Institute is closed for staff retreat.

 

Please note – We CAN NOT guarantee specific cabin preferences. If you require special assistance or accommodations, please call Vajrapani’s Main Office to discuss your needs.

 

Our Front Office is open Mon-Fri from 10:30am to 6pm and our staff can be reached at 800-531-4001 x 1

Upcoming Retreats

Wise Heart Family Camp

July 25 - 28, 2019
Since 1994, Family Camp has been providing families with children 5-12 the opportunity to learn more about their interconnections with each other in the frame of traditional Buddhist thinking and practice. In a mix of play and structure, both kids and adults have the opportunity to do an art project or two, meditate in age-appropriate groups, enjoy a docent-led nature walk, learn how to offer water bowls, participate in or applaud a talent show, and much more. This annual event aims to instill in participants an appreciation of the value of loving-kindness in daily life.

Reconnecting with Your Authentic Nature & Healing into Wholeness: A Daylong

Tenzin Ösel Hita

August 3, 2019
This day of exploration will take you on a journey designed to forge a connection with a broader sense of yourself and your unique expression in the world. It also aims to give you a glimpse of the real juice at the heart of spiritual practice. You will be led through a variety of activities and practices aimed at gradually facilitating a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you. A highlight of the day is a special talk with Tenzin Ösel Hita (the recognized incarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe) Ösel is known for his lightness and…

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Vajrapani Institute is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition www.FPMT.org