Your group will love Drala Mountain Center
We offer unique meeting facilities in a range of sizes and architectural styles, which can be used singly or jointly. All meeting facilities can be configured to suit your group’s needs and activities.
Sacred Studies Hall
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.
Ridgen 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, as well as additional breakout spaces and a workout facility, making this an ideal location for self-contained group events.
Red Feather Conference Center
Nestled into the mountainside, Red Feather Lodge provides a secluded and quiet meeting space, away from the center of campus. A large, carpeted hall with fireplace is located 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 group events.
Summer Conference Tent
The summer conference tent accommodates large groups and is conducive for contemplative retreats of any kind. This majestic tent rises from a wood platform located at the heart of our land where sun, wind, moon, and stars are easily integrated into one’s yoga or meditation practice. The Conference Tent includes a separate entry area with shelving, hanging racks, and information boards. The main area includes zipper windows all around, making it easy to include sun or fresh breezes or for protection from rain. There is a backdrop and dais for a shrine and/or teacher’s chair as well as an area for audio-visual equipment. Available June through September.
|Facilities||Seating||Meditation Cushions||Yoga Mats||Square Feet|
|Sacred Studies Hall||150||100||50||1600|
|Red Feather Conference Center||90||65||30||1150|
|Summer Conference Tent||450||350||150||5350|
|Shotoku||95||60||45||1900 (2 rooms)|
In the winter, spring, and fall we can host up to 150 participants in a variety of room types on the main campus and the more secluded and rustic Red Feather campus. During the summer months platform tents increase our group capacity to 250. All accommodations include public phone access and our lodges offer limited internet access.
For more detailed information about our accommodations and to see photos, please visit the Lodging/Rates page.
No gathering is complete without delicious, healthy meals. Your group will receive three buffet-style meals a day, cooked with great care and love, using healthy and natural ingredients. For people with special diets, vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free options are always available. Our kitchen may also be able to accommodate additional restrictions and allergies. Please check with us. Coffee/tea, fruit and bread with spreads are available 24 hours a day. If you would like information about holding a special banquet, additional snacks, or other special requests, please contact us.
We have over 8 miles of hiking trails. We can arrange many contemplative and mindfulness based activities including meditation instruction, hiking and other classes, and tours of the Great Stupa and the Kami shrine (a Japanese Shinto shrine).