What’s Special This Summer?
So many things! But these two deserve special mention.
Special Anniversary Offer. Book a Self-Guided Getaway for some time between July 14 – 19 and take 51% off in honor of our 51st anniversary. Relax, meditate, visit the Great Stupa, enjoy great meals — let us support you. Use the discount code 50plus1 at checkout.
Blessings: A Practice Retreat focusing on the Great Stupa. Join us for this Labor Day weekend retreat led by Judith Simmer-Brown. The special focus of this retreat will be the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, being in community, and celebrating the blessings of our Shambhala lineage and of Tibetan Buddhism.
Join us for meditation retreats led by resident teacher Loden Nyima and Dhi Good. If you are looking for respite from challenges, a chance to rejuvenate and reconnect with your inner peace, this is for you. Nonsecular weekend and weeklong retreats are offered throughout the year. See the schedule.
News & Announcements
Day Visitors. You’re always welcome to visit, even on holidays, unless otherwise noted on this page. There is no fee for a day visit. Stupa visitors are asked to park and walk but a few parking spaces are available for those who need them. Note: With the current spike in COVID-19, buildings are closed to day visitors EXCEPT for the Stupa and outdoor toilets. No need to show proof of negative Covid test — that’s for overnight guests. The land remains fragile after the Cameron Peak fire. See our Visitor Guidelines for supporting Drala Mountain’s eco-recovery.
Join Our Staff. We’re hiring for seasonal and year-round positions.
New COVID Policy Effective May 28, 2022 — As of May 28, the vaccination requirement for Drala Mountain visitors is expiring; instead, overnight guests must show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours before arrival. Read more.
DMC’s Award-Winning Eco-Forestry Work
Drala Mountain Center is committed to stewarding the land here to expand its resiliency, capacity and overall health. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, our work extends the environmental health beyond our 600 acres. For example, firefighters were able to establish a containment line against the Cameron Peak Fire on land that DMC treated in 2018 during Phase I of a 3-phase conservation forestry project.
In the video below, Mac McGoldrick, DMC’s director of built and natural environments, describes the eco-forestry and conservation work at DMC in collaboration with our partners. Thank you Fort Collins Conservation District for this beautiful video! Learn more about our eco-forestry work.
What is Drala Mountain Center?
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Drala Mountain Center (DMC) provides the perfect retreat setting for studying yoga, meditation and contemplative arts. DMC combines natural beauty, unspoiled wilderness, blue skies and crisp mountain air with the comforts of a modern retreat campus. Our accommodations range from fine lodge rooms with private baths to shared same-gender dormitories and economically-priced seasonal tents on wooded hillsides. Meals, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, are included in lodging.
This is a place where many wisdom traditions are hosted, and we welcome all people inspired to explore the nature of self and society. Join us and enjoy our beautiful location and warm hospitality.
Our COVID Policy
Currently we require overnight guests to provide proof of a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival, and to bring sufficient tests to test daily during the stay. Our COVID policy is updated periodically. We consult with a Colorado epidemiologist and check guidance from the CDC and local authorities. We will continue to review our policy periodically and update it as the conditions allow. We appreciate guests’ understanding as we navigate this challenging situation. The safety and well-being of our guests is of utmost importance.