Blue Mandala Communications

Blue Mandala Communications was the name of our website development company located in Nelson, BC. We primarily built websites and cloud based registration software for Buddhist retreat organizations.

We recently changed our company focus and name to Retreat Guru. Retreat Guru is a single place to for participants to easily find, review and book retreats anywhere. Using Retreat Guru you can access new markets and fill your retreats with less marketing hassle, and use our powerful (and easy to use) online booking software that saves you time and money.

We are still the same team working hard to help retreats flourish around the globe.


  • Shambhala Mountain Center

    Shambhala Mountain Center

    We built a web application for Shambhala Mountain Center allowing staff to manage their entire program registration and payment system online. Feature include: lodging based pricing, live room inventory tracking, financial transactions and reporting, program catalog, customizable registration fields. (Visual design by Mary Sweet). Visit site:

  • Zen Mountain Monastery

    Zen Mountain Monastery

    The Mountain and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism needed a makeover for all of their websites. They have a retreat catalog with flexible registration and payment. They also have a teachings library and student forum. Visit site:

  • Tara Mandala

    Tara Mandala

    We worked with Tara Mandala to build an easy to update website using WordPress. We also helped build a full-featured store using BigCommerce. Visit site:

  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche

    Tsoknyi Rinpoche

    The Pundarika Foundation required a new website to promote Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s new book and tour. The site includes teachings library, program catalog and registration and a web store. Visit site:

  • Program & Registration

    Program & Registration

    Our comprehensive program and registration system is used by numerous retreat centers to manage their retreats. Features include: online payment, unlimited programs and registrations, customizable registration fields, participant management, financial reporting, participant database, donations, and much more. Visit site:

Retreat Booking Guru™ Support Videos


Registrations List

Single Registration

Person Database

Lodging, Rooms, Reports

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.