Personal Retreat in Prajna Residence Hall

About This Event

October 15 - April 10

A one-week minimum is required.

Mondays and Fridays are check-in and check-out days.

We are happy to announce that the Prajña Residence Hall will be open for personal retreats during the above dates, pending availability around group retreats. In cases of smaller group retreats, rooms may remain available. This is a great opportunity to do retreat in a supported and comfortable environment. Retreatants will be welcome at morning practice, evening Protector's practice, and Tsog (ritual feasts) or may choose solo practice.

You will have your own spacious room large enough for prostrations and yoga. Each room has a sink with a granite countertop and wood floors with non-toxic natural finishes. There are shared baths and toilets on each floor.

From Monday to Thursday,  two cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner) and on Friday one meal (lunch) will be provided in the Community Building. On weekends and at breakfast, meals are self-serve.

The kitchen will be accessible during breakfast and on weekends and at other prearranged times with the Kitchen Manager. Please note that in special circumstances, the kitchen may be closed during the week, and in such cases, meals will be self-serve. There will be an option for a silent table.



Fees include meals, lodging, and full use of the facilities.

For 1 - 2 weeks: $450 / week

For 3 weeks: $400 / week

For 1 month: $1,500


Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations received at least 60 days prior to the retreat start date receive a refund of the payment, minus a $100 fee.  Cancellations received between 59-31 days prior to the retreat start date receive a refund of 50% of the payment, minus a $200 fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date.


Before you apply, please contact our Retreat Manager to check availability (contact info blocked)

Apply by clicking the register now button above.

A non-refundable $25 application fee is required .






Venue Highlights

Bordered by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Tribal Land, Tara Mandala Retreat Center is on 700-acres of rolling hills and meadows adorned with many varieties of wildflowers, ponds, and forests. The land itself is a mandala with a stunning peak in the middle surrounded by four valleys. Retreat cabins are scattered across the landscape designed for deep retreat, and at its heart, is the extraordinary three-story Tara temple which celebrates the sacred feminine. The center has a Community Building, where residents and retreatants convene for meals, and other activities.


Tara Mandala offers a large residence hall (Prajna Residence Hall) for luxurious accommodations. Rooms have single or double beds. Private or shared bathrooms are available. Toiletries and towels are not supplied, so it is recommended that retreatants please bring their own. Retreatants can stay in one of our two Dorm Yurts. These yurts house 8-10 beds. We also offer a large camp-ground, for those who want to get back to nature for their retreat accommodation. For those who are camping and staying in yurts, showers are available in the Community Building, a short walk away. There are plenty of cubicles in the bathrooms to store your toiletries and personal belongings.


  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


All meals are delicious, vegetarian, made with all organic ingredients, and served buffet style. Kitchen staff ensure an abundant offering for every meal, in a variety of styles and culinary traditions. We offer tea stations in the Community Building and Temple, with a wide selection of teas and coffee, open 24 hours.


We are 90 minutes from the La Plata County airport in Durango (DRO) and 4 1/2 hours from the Albuquerque airport. The closest international airport is Denver (DIA). Our retreat land is a 25 minute drive from Pagosa Springs. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation. There are several options for ground transportation including professional shuttle services and rental cars from the airports in Denver, Durango, and Albuquerque. For ground transport from Durango Airport to Tara Mandala, we recommend Wilderness Journeys Pagosa. With this service, group discounts can be arranged for $50 each person, each way. A custom reservation is $100 one-way, $190 round trip. In addition to the options listed, you may be able to share a ride with other retreatants coming from various locations. There is a rideshare group listing to help you facilitate a rideshare at: (contact info blocked).

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  • Doris Hintsteiner   June 19, 2019


    It’s a very special place to participate in retreats, whichever! The whole surroundings of land and people living and working there makes it what it is , a place to learn, practice and live there and of course the presence of two Lamas . A chance to change in a positive way , even crusted staff has a chance to solve.

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