Practical information about retreat


Retreaters can meditate using a cushion on the floor or sitting on a chair, whatever is most comfortable.

In the meditation session breaks
Throughout the retreat there is time everyday, to relax and walk in the beautiful surrounding forest.  Also each person on a group retreat will help out in the breaks with a small job to ensure the retreat runs smoothly.

Breakfast and 2 healthy and nutritious meals will be served each day. All meals are either vegetarian or vegan. There is also a wheat free option for those with allergies. Please indicate in advance if you require a vegan or wheat free diet (We are sorry but we are unable to provide for any other more specialised diets at the moment).

Please also indicate 48 hours in advance if you will require lunch or supper on your arrival day. Lunch is at 1pm and supper is at 6pm.

We have different types of accommodation. Single rooms with shared facilities, shared rooms, and dormitory.
Retreaters have access to shower facilities, a washing machine, small snack /  tsog shop and a small Dharma shop (We are very sorry but we are unable to provide disabled facilities at the moment).

What will you need to bring?
For single rooms bed linen and a towel is provided. For a dorm, please bring a sleeping bag and a towel (fitted sheet, pillow and pillow case are provided).
Please bring a flash light, warm clothing for the winter including boots, gloves, hat, woollen socks and lighter clothing for the summer, toiletries, silent clock/watch and slippers or indoor shoes.
As we only have a small food shop for tsog and a small Dharma shop you will need to bring anything else with you. However please only bring what you will need as space is limited.

Tharpaland has a small library of Dharma books which you can borrow during your retreat.

Procedure for booking
Please see our individual page for booking on retreats and events.

Please contact us if you have any enquiries.

Once we receive your booking form we will process your booking and get back to you to arrange for payment of a deposit to secure your place, or to ask for further information. Please note: some retreats do book up quickly so there can be a waiting list. Places are booked up according to the date of receipt of the booking form and your place is only secured by payment of a deposit.

Deposit payments for group or solitary retreats can be made by bank transfer.
For payment information please contact us.
Deposits are non refundable and non exchangeable.
Please do not pay a deposit until we confirm we have a place available for you.

Before we can confirm your place on a group or solitary retreat, a teacher’s reference will be required.

Please wait until you have a secure retreat place before making any travel arrangements.


Cost of Retreats:

Please see the individual page for the retreat you wish to join for the most up to date costs or email:  info@tharpaland.org

The prices for solitary retreat operate on a sliding scale, reducing in price for longer stays.