What is the Trout Lake Abbey? 


The Abbey is the product of a 20-year friendship between a Zen Buddhist monk and a Druid priest. Ven. Thay Kozen and Rev. Kirk Thomas initially created this dynamic 23 acre sanctuary as a home for their two faiths and a place for people of all beliefs to find peace.

The land was originally a farm, and while our flower gardens and landscaping embellish the sacred spaces, we continue this relationship to the soil as a WSDA certified organic producer. You will find rows of vegetable beds lush with greens in the spring/summer and fruit trees dripping with pears, apples and plums in the fall.

We host a variety of retreats throughout the year- many Buddhist or Druid in nature, but also yoga, qigong, Chinese medicine, dance and music. Folks join us on private retreats as well, during which they may meditate with our monks in the temple, walk our lavender labyrinth or read a book by the pond.

Our mission is to support the well-being of all living things and provide a space for people to explore whatever spiritual path to which they are drawn.