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