The Perfect Place for Your Group Retreat Experience
Contemplative Retreats • Workshops • Educational Programs
You’ll sense the natural, spiritual wonder of Drala Mountain Center as soon as you arrive. The marvel of the Stupa peeking out beyond the pine trees, the splendor of the rock formations, and the fresh alpine air combine with the history of the land to provide an unmatched backdrop for your group retreat or educational program.
An Unmatched Experience
Time and again our guests, teachers, and faculty have commented that the spiritual nature of the land and calming facilities of our center lend to an unmatched experience. Each year, thousands of people visit Drala Mountain Center for this very reason. Our dedicated event team works hard to provide personalized support to ensure the needs of your group’s unique goals and journey are met.
- We host over 100 retreats and educational workshops annually
- 5,600 square feet of meeting spaces year around with an additional 4,000 square feet in the summer
- Two hours’ drive from Denver
A Sacred Place of Tranquility
Set amidst 600+ spectacular acres of pristine forest high up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Drala Mountain Center is a sacred place of tranquility that eases the mind and inspires the soul.
Having accommodated countless transformational events and educational programs spanning multiple days and weeks for groups ranging in size from 25 to 300 for over 52 years, Drala Mountain Center is proud to have earned an exceptional reputation.
Whether you are meeting in one of our retreat spaces, exploring the Stupa, de-stressing amongst the trees, or meditating in your own secret spot on the land, the natural harmony, tranquility, and connection found only at Drala Mountain will make your event a unique and unforgettable one.
Group Retreat Spaces
We have a variety of retreat spaces appropriate for all sizes of groups. Whether you’re teaching a workshop of 35, holding an educational workshop for 75, or hosting an event for 150, your guests never have to leave our self-contained campus.
Dining at Drala Mountain Center
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining room or dining tent (summer) daily. You’ll be provided with the meal schedule prior to your group’s arrival.
Our kitchen provides three options for our guests: Omnivore, Vegetarian, and Vegan/Wheat-Free. A Vegetarian and/or Vegan/Wheat-Free option will be available at all meals. Meat is served at some meals. The Kitchen is not able to accommodate special dietary needs beyond these three options. The salad bar is always stocked with fresh vegetables and a protein option for vegans and non-vegans alike.
If guests have a more specific or restrictive diet they will need to bring their own food supplements to ensure proper nutrition during their stay. Limited refrigerator space for such supplements is available.A microwave and hot water are always available. We cannot, however, provide kitchen access for participants as this is against Colorado State Health Code.
We grow a variety of our very own fresh and delicious vegetables on site in our greenhouse. Visitors are welcome to explore!
In order to support allergy safety, our kitchen guarantees that ingredients will always be listed on the posted menus, so that anyone eating our offered food knows what is contained in each dish. In the case of severe allergies, please be sure this is reported at registration. Please keep in mind that any known allergy is the responsibility of the person with the allergy.
Tea, coffee, milk, milk substitutes, fruit and toast are available throughout the day in our dining facilities. Should you require something specific, please let your sales representative know.
Drala Mountain Center Gift Store carries treats, and basic products that people often forget at home, like toothpaste and flashlights, in addition to DMC merchandise, books, and practice materials.
Additional Food & Beverage Needs for Groups
Snacks, desserts, and warm drinks are available for an additional cost, delivered to your program space. Our food and beverage menu is available upon request. DMC is not able to sell alcohol, but your group is welcome to bring your own for a special group function if you desire.
Optional Services and Activities
These add-on amenities take the guest experience to the next level for you and your participants.
Meditation Instruction/Dharma Talk:
Can include a guided meditation and Q&A period. $200 flat fee for group of ten or less,
$10 per person over ten people.
Hatha yoga: $200 flat fee for groups of 10 or less, $10 per person over ten people.
A contemplative form of Japanese flower arranging which hones artistic awareness and experience of natural elements. Each student will make their own arrangement. $200 flat fee for groups of 10 or less, $10 per person over ten people, plus $5 per student
Tour of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya: $160 flat fee for 10 or less people, $10 per person over ten people.
Guided Hike and/or Ecology Tour:
$160 flat fee for 10 or less people, $10 per person over ten people.
Outdoor Campfire or Indoor Fireplace Fire:
$100 for a two hour fire.