Retreat Apartment

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The Shelburne Falls Shambhala Center is housed in a small stone building with a garden and patio overlooking the picturesque hilltown village of Shelburne Falls along the Deerfield River in Western Massachusetts. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood.

The retreat apartment occupies the second floor of the Center and is a cozy, beautiful, furnished apartment with a large living space/shrineroom, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Bedding, linens, fridge, cookware, and basic shrine paraphernalia are provided as well as access to a laundry machine. We now also offer air conditioning in the summer months!

The retreat apartment is available for both solitary retreats and small group retreats. We have had Scorpion Seal, Werma, Ngondro, Chakrasamvara, Vajrayogini, shamatha, and writing retreats. For small group retreats, the retreat apartment itself can sleep 2-6 people (depending on arrangement), and in a large space in the apartment building next door, we can accommodate up to 4 more people.

Within a 5-minute walk one finds plenty of services such as a good health food store, drug store, bookstore, as well as coffee shops, restaurants, artisans’ studios and the town’s famous glacial potholes waterfall. Click here for more information about local attractions. We can be reached within 2 1/2 hours from Boston, 4 hours from NYC, 2 hrs from Albany and 2 ½ hrs from Karme Choling.

Booking and Present Availability:

The rental fee is $40/day with negotiations for longer term retreats possible.  The retreat apartment books three to six months in advance, so please give us plenty of notice. We do not accept one-night bookings.

Book your next retreat now! If you are interested in booking, please read through this page of Detailed Information about our space and submit an application linked at the bottom of that page.