Rates and Reservations


The following rates include the use of the Tara Meditation Center house, as well as access to the Earth Sanctuary property. Very reasonable rates have been established to encourage Sakya Monastery Members to use the Tara Meditation Center. If members feel that more value has been gained from the retreat than the modest fee they paid, they are encouraged to make additional donations to Sakya Monastery or to Earth Sanctuary.

Rates - Meditation Retreats

Overnight stays:
$35 / night / person
$210 / week / person

Day retreats: (this does not include overnight stay)
$25 / day / person

All retreatants must make reservations for the Tara Meditation Center in advance. Leaders of meditation groups need to set up a reservation for their group. To make a reservation: read the appropriate information on this website, then print, read, and fill out the two-page application form, as well as the release of liability form.

Mail the forms to:
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
Attn: Tara Meditation Center
108 NW 83rd Street
Seattle, WA 98117 USA

OR, you can contact the Sakya Monastery office for further details on the facilities, terms of use, and reservation forms.

(206) 789-2573 (call between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, Monday through Friday, or leave a phone message)

(206) 789-3994


100% of the total amount is due at the time of your reservation in order to confirm and finalize the reservation. Checks (in U.S. Dollars), cash, or credit cards are accepted. If you cancel 30 days or more before your arrival date your deposit (minus a $25 Service Charge) will be returned. If your retreat proposal is not approved, the entire fee will be fully refunded.

Applicable taxes will be added to your final bill.

No refunds will be made for shortened stays.

You are responsible for transportation to and from the Tara Meditation Center.

We regret we cannot accommodate any children under 12 years of age.

We do not have accommodations for pets. However, there are four wild cats that live in the bushes and shrubs in the backyard. (They should not be allowed in the house.)

Check-in/ Check-out:
The check-in time is 2:00 p.m. The check-out time is Noon.

Guests must help pick up and clean the house before leaving.

What do you need to bring to the Meditation Center?
Depending on the length of your stay you may need to bring some or all of the following:

For the safety of visitors and the protection of all living beings, we ask that you observe the following guidelines while you are at the Tara Meditation Center or on Earth Sanctuary property:

Please note that violating any of these guidelines is reason for termination