Retreat Cabins at Khandroling

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The Guardian cabin

Thanks for your interest in doing a retreat at Khandroling!

To reserve or for questions e-mail You will be asked to complete an Agreement on general safety while staying on the Land. 

Retreat Season: May 1st - November 1st (depending on weather conditions).

We are not able to accept overnight retreatants during the winter months. Water is turned off on November 1st, meaning no bathhouse access after this time until Spring.  Roads are not plowed.

**All Accommodations are available for current IDC Members. Click here to learn about membership.**

**All Accommodations are a 30 day maximum stay. For longer stays please email:

Important information to consider:

Make sure to wear insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks, tuck pants into socks, and check yourselves for ticks. For more information visit tick prevention site.  

At this time only Rinpoche's cabin has electricity. None of the cabins have running water, or bathrooms. There are lanterns available but it is recommended you bring your own flashlight. There is a solar battery installed at the bath house, providing lights on the porch and in the three rooms. The middle room, has a USB port with a battery placed in the middle room with a USB port for charging phones etc., it has a device for iPhones, next to it on the shelves, are different devices for other brands.

The bath house has two bathrooms with running water, flushable toilets and hot showers. *Bath house is undergoing renovations. This water is not potable however. Porta potties will be available during the busy season.  The cabins are equipped with shovels and toilet paper for emergencies.  There are also two five-gallon jugs of potable water in each cabin for drinking and washing.

Rinpoche's Cabin

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This was the first cabin built on Khandroling for Rinpoche’s personal retreats.

Rinpoche's Cabin - $45/per person /per night 

Low season price (November - April) - $35/per person /per night 


  • Main floor has a kitchen, queen size bed, wood burning stove, desk/altar and a spacious, open living room with large windows for sitting practice, small group practices or Yantra Yoga. The second story is a loft with single futon.
  • Electricity 
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Wood burning stove
  • Gas cooking stove
  • Basic cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans
  • Jugs of potable water
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Madarava cabin, far and close views, interior room and window at sunset.

Mandarava Cabin

The Mandarava cabin is a one room cabin, one of the originally proposed Dakini cabins.  The trees around this cabin have been cut in the recent reforestation project, allowing sunlight to enter while also opening the view to some incredible sunrises and sunsets.  The road leading to this cabin is not accessible by car, however the geko can transport practioners and their luggage to this cabin with the ATV. This cabin is suitable for one person only.

Mandarava Cabin - $30/per night 

Low season price (November - April) - $25/per person/per night 


  • Double bed, pillows and blankets
  • Gas cooking stove
  • Basic cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans
  • Kitchen table
  • Wood burning stove
  • Jugs of potable water

Togal Cabin

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This cabin is located at the top of the road, a 10-15 minute walk from the bath house. It is a large cabin, with extra inflatable mattresses up to four people could stay here on the first and second floor.  The road leading to this cabin is not accessible by car, however the geko can transport practioners and their luggage to this cabin with the ATV.

Togyal Cabin $30/per person/per night 

Low season price (November - April) - $25/per person / per night 


  • Two story retreat cabin:  first floor has kitchen, wood burning stove, and large living room space.  Second floor has a single bed, table and altar with a large rug for practice space.
  • Single bed, pillows and blankets
  • Basic cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans
  • Gas cooking stove
  • Kitchen table
  • Jugs of potable water
  • Fire pit in yard

Guardian Cabin

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This cabin was built for the purpose of doing Guardian practices.  Many practitioners rent this cabin for 1-3 nights at the beginning of their personal retreats.  This cabin does not have cooking facilities in it.

Guardian Cabin - $25 per night (2 nights max). Not available for longer stays.

Low season price (November - April)  - $20 per night 


  • Single story retreat cabin:  2 separate rooms, for practicing and for sleeping.
  • Single bed, pillow and blankets
  • Fold out table
  • Practice room has two long couches with pillows, drums and a large altar
  • Jugs of potable water
  • Large fire pit in yard

Cabin for Dark Retreat or Personal Retreat

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The dark retreat cabin is currently not available.

The dark retreat cabin was the first building project the community took on, the year was 1983. It is located halfway between the School House and Khandroling on private land. The reason for this is because Rinpoche said "Yang-ti is a little secret and needs a place were it can be protected."

The dark retreat cabin has been re-purposed to allow for both dark and light retreats, the first floor is for any retreat and the second floor is for the dark practice, (both can not happen at the same time).

The cabin has 4 rooms with electric heat, futons and a flush toilet, and is easily accessible. There is regular electricity so a hot plate, coffee maker etc can be used as well as it having a refrigerator. Although it is not good to use caffeine while doing Yang-ti practice. No candles and no incense. 

Dark Retreat Cabin - $30/per night

Low season price (November - April) - $25/per night 
Reservations at least one week pior to usage are necessary.

Current Community membership is mandatory for its use.

For information contact This accommodation needs to be coordinated with the Dark Retreat cabin caretaker Joe Zurylo.