Accommodations

Outdoor Camping

Cost: $10.00 per night

About: The Institute borders the Prescott National Foreset and camping outdoors is wonderful option when the weather conditions are nice.

Includes:

  • use of our shower & bathroom facilities
  • use of our central kitchen and food storage.
  • There is a solar shower available in the camping are for those that wish to use it.You must provide all of your own camping / sleeping gear.

Indoor Camping

Cost: $16.00 per night

About: Sleeping in our main temple or in our indoor stupa is considered indoor camping. There is heating & cooling available in the temple, and heat available in the stupa. Both the temple and stupa are a short walk to the central kitchen and shower / restrooms.

Includes:

  • use of our shower & bathroom facilities
  • use of our central kitchen and food storage.
  • There is a solar shower available in the camping are for those that wish to use it.You must provide all of your own camping / sleeping / bedding gear.

Tashi Gatsal Ling

Cost: Single $40/night, Double $30/ night, Triple $30/night, Bunkbeds $25/night

About: Our new retreat house and dorm has been named by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche Tashi Gatsal Ling – Auspicious Isle of Delight. Our newly acquired beautiful 10 acre property is now part of the Garchen Buddhist Institute.  A custom built adobe style house with six bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is perfectly situated in a private, quiet setting with  lovely outdoor covered front and back terraces and with views of nature in each direction. Tashi Gatsal Ling will provide new dormitory accomodation during our busy event season from November to January each year.  For the rest of the year it will be used for our group Ngondro Retreat. 

Includes:

  • use of shower & bathroom facilities
  • use of central kitchen and food storage

Shared Dorm Rooms

Cost: $25.00 per night

About: Four shared rooms with a a total of eight beds occupy our dorm space. The dorm has two showers and a central kitchen. Heating and Cooling in the main hallway and kitchen areas.

Includes:

  • use of dorm shower & bathroom facilities
  • use of dorm kitchen and food storage

Private Dorm Room

Cost: $35.00 per night

About:  Our private dorm room is located in the central dorm and shares all the above mentioned amenities, however the private dorm room has its own heat.

Includes:

  • use of dorm shower & bathroom facilities
  • use of dorm kitchen and food storage

Guest House

Cost: $60.00 per night for each bedroom

About:  There is a shared kitchen, dining table and couch in the common room that separates two bedrooms that each have an attached bath. 

Includes: 

  • Each room as a private shower with bath tub.
  • Private heating, and cooling.
  • Shared kitchen space and common area with a couch and side tables.

Deluxe Retreat Hut

Cost: $60.00 per night

About: Our deluxe retreat huts are all inclusive and have amazing views of the valley and stupa.Deluxe retreat huts are a wonderful option for short or long term retreats. Discounted prices available for one month or longer retreats – please contact the office for pricing.

Includes:

  • Personal kitchen with mini fridge/ freezer
  • Personal shower
  • Personal heating & cooling

Primitive Retreat Hut

Cost: $25.00 per night

About: Primitive retreat huts are approx. 10′ x 10′ and have no amenities. These huts are ideal for practitioners who wish to strict retreat or who want the cost saving value of this minimalist option. Discounted rates available for one month or longer retreats – contact the office for pricing.  All of our primitive retreat huts are only a short walk shower/ restroom, and kitchen facilities.

Includes:

  • Use of the main shower & restroom
  • Use of main kitchen facilities
Policy for attending events and retreats

The facilities of the Institute are available only to persons who are accepted as students participating in a specific event or program relating to Buddhist studies or specific retreat.

Refund Policy for Dorm, Guest House, Primitive Retreat Hut, Deluxe Retreat Cabin and Tashi Gatsal Ling

To reserve a bed in the dorm, a room in the guest house, a hut (primarily for retreat), or a retreat cabin (primarily for retreat) for short stays, full payment must be received one month in advance of arrival or upon reservation if less than one month remains. If you subsequently cancel your reservation, a refund of the amount paid minus a processing fee of one day’s rent will be made only if the bed/room/hut/cabin is rented by another person. If it is not rented, regretfully no refund can be made.

To reserve a retreat cabin, hut, a dorm bed, or a guest house room for two weeks or longer for formal silent solitary retreat under the guidance of our Retreat Master, a deposit of one month’s rent (one month is the minimum rent required to obtain retreat rate) is required upon reservation. If you subsequently cancel your reservation, a refund of the amount paid minus a processing fee of one day’s regular daily rental fee for your cabin/hut/bed/room will be made only if the cabin/hut/bed/room is rented for the full month by another person. If it is not rented, regretfully no refund can be made.