What to Bring
- Your own toiletries, including towels and facecloth
- Comfortable clothes that are not tight fitting. Loose fitting clothes are essential for courses that include bodywork as they do not restrict the movement of the body
- Bed sheets or sleeping bag (blankets and pillow are provided)
- Alarm clock
- Indoor slippers
- Cash or cheques for Dana, as teaching fees are not included in retreat fees
Conditions vary from year to year, however generally speaking there is often still snow deep in the forest until around mid April. The grounds tend to be icy or muddy, so be prepared as our weather is usually different from Toronto or anywhere south of us. There is often quite a lot of black fly and mosquito activity, as well.
From July through mid-August, the weather can be quite hot. Mid-August through September, the nights can get cool. There is a mosquito and deer fly activity between late June and mid-August, particularly at dusk.
The weather can be quite cold and snow can get very deep. The remote cabins are inaccessible, however the temple and hermitage pathways are kept cleared regularly, for winter retreat groups. The solo cabins close to the main building are accessible year round.