Staying at Tilorien Monastery
Tilorien Monastery offers lay Buddhists the opportunity to spend some time in a monastic setting. If you come for the first time, you may stay up to one week.
We ask ordained Sangha members to contact us by email first before applying if you would like to stay longer than a week.
All visitors follow the eight precepts as outlined in the orientation notes, and agree to help out with the work (household, cooking, gardening, driving, etc.) of the monastery. We are not a retreat center and don’t offer full retreats for lay Buddhists.
Our monastery focuses on individual Dhamma and meditation practise. Therefore, we do not have group sittings and group chantings. Anyone applying for a stay needs to be comfortable to spend large portions of the day in solitude and silence, and should be a self-motivated meditator with a stable practice.
Before applying, please check the availability of space in our calendar.
NOTE: During summer 2018, we will be building our monastery. Volunteers are welcome to come and help out. Visitors seeking seclusion and silence are asked to postpone their visit until the monastery is finished.