Sangha Retreat at Trout Lake Abbey

Starts: Jul 7, 2017 Ends: Jul 9, 2017
Location: Trout Lake Abbey
46 Stoller Road
Trout Lake , WA

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You are cordially invited to attend a weekend of silent practice and mindful living with local Sangha members in beautiful Trout Lake, WA. Trout Lake Abbey is a Vietnamese Thien Buddhist Temple, bed & breakfast, retreat center and organic farm with plenty of space to relax and abide peacefully in the moment. It features an exquisite view of Mt. Adams and is very rural. This retreat is being organized by Portland Thursday Night Sangha and will be led by Sangha members; the Sangha will be the teacher.

More information about Trout Lake Abbey can be found at: or

Accommodations and Costs:

There are bunk bed rooms inside the main house (aka the hostel), which have easy access to a shared restroom in the room. There are also meditation huts outside (aka the huts), which can accommodate one person but require a walk to the restrooms. The meditation huts are small but have windows, heaters and a futon mattress.

There is also a larger meditation hut (aka Shakti hut), which has bunk beds and can sleep 6 people.

The cost for any of these are $100 for the weekend. Linens are pillows are provided unless you want to bring your own.

Another option is to stay in the B&B, which has 4 private bedrooms. The bathrooms are shared with 1 or 2 other people, except for the master suite. The cost for the B&B varies from $95 to $125 per night. Contact the Abbey directly to reserve.

Camping is another option if you prefer to do that and that will reduce the price to $40 for the weekend.

You do not need to decide on your accommodation at the time of registration, unless you wish to have a private bedroom in the B&B. Contact the Abbey directly to reserve a room and let us know. It would be helpful to let us know if you have a preference or particular need in regards to your accommodations so we can be aware of that.

Meals (and Costs):

This retreat will be not be catered and participants will buy the food and cook the meals together. We estimate the food will be approximately $25-$50 for the weekend, but will depend on what you choose to bring. When you register, please indicate a preference for cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner and also please let us know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

To Register:

Space is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, and is first come, first serve.

To reserve your spot, please send a check for $100 to Mary Buckley, the treasurer for Thursday Night Sangha. Please include your phone number and email address in the registration. This is refundable up to 2 weeks prior to the retreat, but after that date (June 23) we can only refund 50% of that amount. Unfortunately there are not any scholarships available for this retreat and we cannot offer reduced fees unless you elect to camp in your own tent.

Please indicate with your registration which meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) is your first preference to cook and also any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Send your registration to:

Mary Buckley 6525 NE 36th Avenue Portland, OR 97211 503-282-2590

Any questions?

Contact Jeff Kerr, the retreat coordinator at 971.322.9422 or