About Solo Retreats
Take time for yourself to recharge, meditate, be inspired to write or create or just spend time to connect with nature.
"A step forward often begins with a retreat." - Namgyal Rinpoche
The Dharma Centre has a number of rooms and cabins available for individuals to do their own solo retreats whether for a weekend, or a longer term deep meditation retreat. Some of the cabins are secluded and ideal of for long term retreats.
There are a number of different meal options or individuals can bring and prepare their own meals Some cabins have a hotplate and small fridge to prepare your own meals. We also have a Tea House which has a full kitchen with fridge and stove where you can go to prepare your meals. The other option available at an extra cost is to have all meals at the main house or just a lunch option. For longer term retreatants, shopping can be arranged for an additional fee plus the cost of groceries.
We ask that all beings wishing to engage in a solo retreat take the time to discuss their retreat plans with one of our resident teachers.
*Please see our Rate Page for pricing.
"The solitude was sublime. The property magical. The cabin lovely. It was wonderful to feel so supported in this world." - S. D.
"The DCC always provides a sacred sanctuary - helps to deepen and sharpen my practice" - A. V.
"A real gift to be here in the company of such beauty and the voice of nature. Much thanx for the open welcome." -D.T.
"The starry night sky was incredible, and all I heard was nature, the trickling water near me, I never wanted to leave!" - B.L
"Life gets so busy and this is the one place that gives me the peacefulness to get back to myself to recharge and meditate. Love the DCC." - L.M.
"Since first retreating there seven years ago, I've returned many to the Dharma Centre of Canada. It feels to me like a nexus with an electric energy of it's own and the imbued Metta from all who have practised there. Its natural beauty, traditional Buddhist elements and its skilled and wonderful teachers and staff can do naught but release emissaries for kindness back into the world. My retreats there have all been conducive to maturing practise. The enduring peace of the place and its temple and teachers remain touchstones for me long beyond my time there. I hope you will go, too." - Sarah Carlin-Ball
"The Dharma Centre of Canada is a gem of a place. I find it extremely supportive of meditation and practice. The staff is wonderful, the land is beautiful and the facilities are simple but more than enough. I can't recommend it more highly to anyone looking for a place to go deeper, whether it be on solo or group retreat or as a venue to host an event." - Chris Savidge