Monday, November 4, 2013

Summary of Retreat Facilities at Tsegyalgar East

The following retreat cabins will be available in 2014 for personal retreat on upper Khandroling from Spring through late Fall before the snow falls on a seasonal basis:
Rinpoche's Cabin: Can be used for summer programs with limited personal retreat. This cabin is in the process of major repairs. Wood stove and gas cooking stove. No bathroom facilities. Wonderful view.

Mandarava Cabin: The Mandarava cabin is equipped with a wood stove, potable water is delivered as needed, a gas cooking stove and kitchen supplies included along with a food storage container for ice are included in the cabin. Retreatants can also store extra food in the Camp Kitchen and cook there as well. A small but lovely cabin free from animal activity and airtight. There are no bathroom facilities.

[Interior Mandarava cabin]

Thögal cabin: Two stories. No bathroom facilities. At the top of the land.

[thogal cabin]
Guardian Cabin: This is not a retreat cabin, but an overnight sleeping space ONLY 1 night to begin and end retreat. Can be used for extensive Guardian practice.

[Guardian cabin]
In-season general Khandroling facilities include:
 *Potable water for drinking and non-potable for washing
*Bathhouse with two showers and 2 flush toilets
*Camp Kitchen with gas powered refrigeration and cooking stove
*Portable potties and outdoor showers for campers


Dark Retreat Cabin  (off site)
Use of the Dark Retreat Cabin is year-round with four rooms available upstairs including spaces used by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Yeshi Namkhai in the past. There is also a room downstairs for "light" personal. With prior arrangement, food can be delivered daily for a minimal fee. Built in 1985.The facility has a flush composting toilet, electric heat, gas stove, electric tea kettle, and microwave. Potable water is delivered for drinking.
Dormitory Spaces at 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 01341

[All photos above by Paula Barry]

For more information about any of the cabins and usage, please contact the Gekö at

 This article is reprinted in part from the Mirror.

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