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
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Standard Rate 23 to 14 Night Stay$100
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Standard Rate 315 to 27 Night Stay$89
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Standard Rate 4More than 28 Night Stay$68
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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
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Premium Rate 215 to 27 Night Stay$116
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Premium Rate 3More than 27 Night Stay$84
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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 50% of the total fee is required to reserve your cabin. Partial 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.

Availability

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 can be reached at 800-531-4001 x 1. Please leave a message and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Upcoming Retreats

Vajrayogini Retreat: Exploring the Sublime Path to Bliss

Elaine Jackson

April 29 - May 3, 2020
Level Strictly Highest Yoga Tantra Initiates Only (see "Prerequisites" sections below for further information on what is required.)   Silence Level Partial silence (we will ease into silence, depending on consensus.)   What is it? The Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini is held to be especially effective in “degenerate times” as it skillfully cuts through ignorance and cultivates profound wisdom, love and compassion. . In this 5-day retreat, through the power of meditation, we will delve into each of the eleven yogas of this practice,  in order to unpack its meaning. We will explore the many visualizations and experience the various positive…

Eight Pillars of Joy: Making the Most of Your Precious Life

Don Handrick and Emily Hsu

May 7 - 10, 2020
What is joy and how can we bring more of this precious quality into our lives and our world? This retreat offers a practical exploration of eight powerful insights into what brings us true joy, examined through the lens of wisdom shared by two of the most respected spiritual leaders in the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The course's content is based on a delightful and wide-ranging conversation between these two beloved elders that was published in 2016 and rapidly became an international bestseller: "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World."

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  • Elaine Jackson, our resident teacher, has been in self quarantine with her partner Keith since the beginning of March. She is using this time for retreat and doing prayers for the center and all of us.  She shares this with you during this time. Walking......

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