P’hurba T’hinley Ling offers a serene and powerful environment for personal retreats. Situated on the bluffs overlooking the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge, and surrounded by the 2,000 acre Lansing Wildlife Management Refuge, the blessings and auspiciousness of the natural elements combine to create an extraordinary experience. We are committed to upholding the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of secluded and boundaried retreats to offer the maximum benefit for practitioners, and this sacred land is a perfect place for deep practice. It is isolated and teeming with wildlife. The only sounds you will hear are the birdsong, and wind in the trees, occasional thunderstorms and rain, and the stars are brilliant in the night sky. We are also a ‘digital detox’ zone, as there are no nearby cellphone towers or WIFI signals to disturb the space.
Cabins and campsites are available for personal retreats when programs are not in session. Personal retreats can range from a weekend to a month. Retreatants can mingle practice sessions with time spent appreciating the unique natural environment. Walking trails crisscross 2,000 secluded acres of woods, bluffs, and meadows and meander along the banks of creeks.
Students can rent a cabin for $100/ week, or $25/weekend, or can bring their own camping gear and rent platforms for $50/ week and $15/weekend. Campers have access to the kitchen cafeteria with refrigerator, freezer, stove and simple electric appliances, electric outlets in order to provide their own meals, and there are bathroom and hot shower facilities. Meals can be provided with special arrangements.
Available Retreat Accommodations
with deck seating, each cabin includes two single beds, shelving, night stand; fee includes bedding, towels, lantern.
Near the Buddha House, access to electricity via extension cord for those needing C-Pap, near bathroom. We reserve this cabin for those with special needs due to it’s easy access and close proximity to the kitchen and bathrooms. It is for two people, and will be a shared cabin during special planned events.
- $100/week per person if shared
- $125/ week if single
- $30/weekend per person if shared
- $35/weekend if single
Sernya & Bumpa Cabin
near the yurt, access to electricity via extension cord for those who have C-Pap machines.
Dungkar & Dhuk Cabin
back in the woods, no electricity
- Rental fee: $300/week
- does not include meals, supervision.
Tent with platform
bring your own camping gear
To arrange a retreat, email firstname.lastname@example.org to check for availabilityIn your message, please include:
- beginning and ending dates for retreat
- type of practice being done
- telephone number for contact