Our Cabins, we have been told, are very well designed and comfortable, and provide all amenities. One retreatant called them “the Cadillac” of retreat cabins. The cabins are beautifully finished with hardwoods and Southwestern stucco exteriors. All have porches, views and can be converted into a sealed, dark retreat. Many very well known Teachers, including Crestone residents, have chosen Chamma Ling cabins for their solitary and dark retreats.
About Our Cabins
Chamma Ling of Crestone exists in order to provide a solitary retreat cabins for practitioners in the Bön tradition, as well as meditators of other spiritual traditions.
If you would like to rent a cabin, we provide all the information here to plan and apply for your retreat.
When are they available?
The cabins are open year round. We are accepting applications now for retreats up to 18 months in advance.
Who can apply?
Any practitioner is encouraged to pursue solitary retreat as part of his or her path, regardless of length of experience. There are suitable retreat practices for every level of practitioner. One should have already received instruction from an acknowledged teacher on the meditation methods to be used during the retreat. While we recognize that people have received practices from many honorable traditions, this retreat center’s primary purpose is to support practices from the Bön Buddhist tradition, however we warmly welcome applications from practitioners of other traditions when we have available cabins.
What services are provided?
We provide three levels of retreat support: the Independent Practitioner, the Closed Retreat and Dark Retreat. For an explanation of what services are provided for each type of retreat see our section on Retreat Support
What does it cost?
The fees vary according to the type of retreat support services you need and how long you will be staying. The minimum stay is one week. For a complete explanation of costs see our fees section.
What are the cabins like?
Three of our retreat cabins are designed for a single person, being 21 by 12 feet, including a small kitchen and bath. A fourth cabin is about 30% larger, has a double bed, closet and larger kitchen and dining area.The cabins include a bed, clothes storage, desk, chair and shine and practice area. The kitchen is equipped with a basic set of pots, pans, plates, cups and utensils. Click Here For more details see our section describing the cabins. The cabins are solar heated with a south facing trombe wall, with electrical baseboard backup heat. All cabins are on the public water supply, have flush toilets, hot showers, sinks in the bath and kitchen, and a 3/4 size fridge with freezer. Be sure to check out the photos of our cabins to get a clear idea our cabin design.
What do I bring? How about food? How do I get there?
For answers to all these questions and more see our Logistics Page. How do I actually reserve a cabin? For details on the process of applying for and reserving a cabin for a specific set of dates refer to our page on the Application Process. Still have unanswered questions? If you review all the information and still have some questions drop a line to us at Chamma Ling. We’ll get back to you shortly. We hope to be able to support your retreat soon!
Our first four cabins are clustered together and are connected by a footpath to the parking area. Retreatants have access to the full 51 acres of Chamma Ling’s surrounding property, which border national forest lands that extend across the Sangre de Christo mountain range.
Three of the cabins are nearly identical, and designed for a single person’s use. The fourth cabin is about 30% larger, and includes a double bed, small closet, and a larger kitchen and deck. It is well suited for couples to practice together.
The floorplan is here, but also be sure to check out the photos of the cabins in the photo gallery. We are confident that you will find our cabins to be very comfortable, and warmest welcome!
Chamma Ling P.O. Box 608 Crestone, CO. 81131
CLinfo @ ligmincha.org
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The third cabin with prayer flags.