Experience the Magic of the Land
Nestled high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Drala Mountain Center is situated on 600 acres of native forests, gentle meadows and sweeping valleys at 8,000 feet in Northern Colorado.
Hosting more than a hundred group retreats, weekend programs and private retreats every year for over 52 years, Drala Mountain Center is “home” to practitioners world-wide.
While the land will nourish your soul and provide ample opportunity to connect with nature and community, Drala Mountain Center is not a 5-star resort. Accommodations range from clean and comfortable private lodge rooms with bathrooms to dorm rooms with shared bathrooms to tents with access to bathhouses. Our aim is to support your basic needs while you participate in your program, provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment with wonderful food and a staff dedicated to the success of your retreat.
Home to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, we welcome thousands of day visitors every year. You are encouraged to visit and explore the Stupa and more.
Your ability to enjoy the full experience of the Drala Mountain Center and its programs is important to us. Some ADA-compliant lodging is available and program spaces are accessible to all our visitors. It’s important to note that all trails between lodging facilities and program space are dirt/gravel. While the entire campus is walkable and accessible, you may encounter terrain that is difficult for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues.
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya
Inspiration for Peace and Compassion
Rising among wooded hillsides, The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya crowns a meadow at the upper end of Drala Mountain Center’s main valley. Standing 108 feet tall, it is one of the most significant examples of sacred Buddhist architecture in North America. Built in honor of the Center’s founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya serves as an inspiration for peace and compassion.
Sacred Studies Hall
Mountain Vista Views
An entryway of marbled tile welcomes you into a sunlit hall featuring bamboo floors and a multitude of windows, highlighting the vast outdoors. Three adjacent breakout rooms are available as well as a kitchenette for coffee/ tea and snack preparation. Enjoy the courtyard and Zen Garden, bursting with wildflowers in the spring and summer, an elegant space for outdoor receptions.
Rigden Shrine Room
This bright, spacious hall is floored with bamboo and encircled by windows and beautiful views. An adjacent dining room can be used as a breakout space or for exclusive meal service. Accommodations are available on-site.
Intimate Retreat Space
Set away from the main campus, Shotoku offers two separate rooms with hardwood floors and a small kitchen area making this space perfect for smaller groups wanting a more secluded program experience.
Red Feather Conference Space
Secluded Retreat Space
Nestled into the mountainside, Red Feather Lodge provides a secluded and quiet meeting space, away from the center of campus. A large, hardwood floored hall with a fireplace sits beside a dining space with banquet tables and chairs. A kitchen is available on-site for exclusive meal service. Nearby guest rooms make this campus a convenient location for private group events.
Located on our main campus, these lodges feature wood-finished rooms with one or two queen or full-sized beds, a desk, large closet, and private bathroom. Rigden Lodge houses several smaller rooms with one full bed with shared bathroom in addition to gender specific dorm rooms with twin beds and shared bathroom. Enjoy the beautiful fireplace lounge or a reception on the outdoor patio in Shambhala Lodge. Rigden Lodge features a Program Space and Kitchen for group use as a breakout space.
Red Feather Cabins
Located on Red Feather Campus, this is a more secluded environment just a 12-minute walk from the main campus. Three cabins, each featuring 5 rooms with two twin beds per room, and a smaller dormitory space. Guests in Red Feather Cabins share a bathhouse just a few steps away. Red Feather Cabins/Dorm can host up to 38 guests.
Platform tents are available June-September, weather permitting. Tents contain two twin beds with mattress pads, and an area to hang clothes and store books. The campground contains a bathhouse a short walk from each tent.
Step into our gift store for something unique to take home. You’ll find meditation cushions, Tibetan gongs, clothing, dharma books, jewelry and more. We also stock healthy snacks, kombucha and other drinks, ice cream, and more than 20 kinds of chocolate bars.
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