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......28 March, 2020
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.
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.