Odiyan Retreat Center, Service Stay Opportunites

About This Center

Modeled after Tibet's first monastery—a 3-dimensional mandala—Odiyan Retreat Center is situated on 1000 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles north of San Francisco.
Under the guidance of Venerable Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche for 40+ years, Odiyan is dedicated to the preservation of Buddhist lineage teachings, sacred art and literature, and to the transmission of this enlightened knowledge to the Western world. Odiyan's purpose is to establish a home for Tibetan Buddhism in the West and to support all Buddhist cultures in Asia.

Odiyan offers a six month volunteer work-retreat for people interested in karma yoga. Currently seeking gardener/farmers for our vegetable and Temple gardens!  Includes housing, vegetarian meals, a small living allowance, classes and training in a wide variety of pratical skills and traditional arts 

Please note that Odiyan is not open to the 

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"To peek around the corner is to miss the turn you’re taking. There is a reason why you don’t know. It’s because you don’t have to see where things are headed, in order to be, who you are becoming." Matt Kahn

Why Retreat?

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

Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin

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.

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