Milarepa Center offers simple sleeping accommodations for larger group retreats. Our co-ed dorm (pictured above) consists of 14 beds surrounded by privacy curtains, along with pillows, sheets, and blankets. We recommend bringing along a small overnight bag with earplugs, a headlamp for reading, and personal toiletries. Some guests find a sleeping bag, their own pillow, and a sleeping pad provide additional comfort.
When our private cabins are not in use for private retreat, guests attending a group retreat may reserve a cabin for an additional charge on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please call our office to check availability.
During your stay at Milarepa Center we ask that you observe the Five Precepts: no harming living things (bugs, etc), no intoxicants (alcohol, smoking), no sexual misconduct, no lying or gossip, and no taking what is not given/offered. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, and 2 seasonal outdoor showers available in the common area of the center. Hot water for tea and light snacks are available in the main dining room. A small bookstore, a wonderful and extensive library, and a quiet contemplation room can be found on the first level.
We kindly ask those staying in the dorm to refrain from wearing any perfume or cologne, using scented lotions/body sprays, or using your cellphone inside of the dorm. To respect everyone’s practice and retreat space, it is best to keep conversations at a minimum while in the dorm.