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.


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Nightly Rates for stays in a Standard Cabin

Rate Type Length of Stay Cost per night
Standard Rate 1 2 Night Stay $116
Standard Rate 2 3 to 14 Night Stay $100
Standard Rate 3 15 to 27 Night Stay $89
Standard Rate 4 More than 28 Night Stay $68

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

Rate Type Length of Stay Cost per night
Premium Rate 1 3 to 14 Night Stay $131
Premium Rate 2 15 to 27 Night Stay $116
Premium Rate 3 More 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.

Availability of Private Cabins

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.

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