Extended Thanksgiving Retreat & Renewal

November 25–28, 2021

Tuition $150 + 3 nights


Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal endeavors of all kinds.

Join us for a spacious retreat that allows time to walk the land, circumambulate the Great Stupa, or follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Meet other participants over tasty meals (vegetarian options available). Join in part or for all of the scheduled activities: meditation (with instruction), yoga, visiting the Great Stupa, and evening activities. Great for friends, couples, or individuals. 

Click here for a sample weekend schedule. 

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at 4 p.m. on November 25th. We ask that you arrive at SMC before 4 p.m. to ensure ample time to settle into your accommodations prior to Thanksgiving Dinner.

We’re delighted to have you as our guests – let SMC do the cooking this year!

No alcohol will be served at this event.


Please review and understand SMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting SMC.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.