Personal Retreats at the Trout Lake Abbey

Trout Lake Abbey offers personal retreats for 2+ nights on our 23-acre farm in rural Washington state at the base of Mt. Adams (Pahto). 

Attending a retreat is an opportunity to cultivate concentration and awareness. We step back and slow down from our usual busy lives to engage with full attention, whatever it is we are doing. Please tend to outside personal business before taking up this retreat opportunity.

Our personal retreats may operate differently from other retreats you may have done in the past. They are typically self-guided and may include joining in on meditation services or helping out around the land. If you would like, you may choose to work with a teacher at the Mt. Adams Buddhist Temple or your own teacher. Depending on the intent for your retreat, you may choose to connect with the Mt. Adams Buddhist Temple, the White Mountain Druid Sanctuary, both, or neither. If you’d like to exclusively attend a personal retreat through the Mt. Adams Buddhist Temple, please click here to visit their website for more information. 

Each retreat will have its own schedule and is subject to our availability. You may check out our events calendar if you’d like to try to overlap your stay with any of our offerings. If you’d like to stay on a longer personal retreat, winter is a good time to visit. The pace at the Abbey slows way down and offers a good chance to turn inward. 

What do you need to bring?

  • Loose, comfortable, clean clothing

  • Work clothes (they may get dirty)

  • Extra clothes for work and meditation (for retreats three days and longer)

  • Comfortable shoes for working & walking

  • Easy slip on/off shoes for going in & out of our buildings

  • Toiletries

  • Any other essential personal belongings

Please do not bring:

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco products

  • Any non-prescription drugs

  • Weapons

  • Pets

What do we offer?

  • Simple, self-serve breakfast options, such as yogurt, granola, fruit, oatmeal, and fresh eggs

  • Bed linens & towels

  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, & hand soap

  • Regular meditation services through the Mt. Adams Buddhist Temple throughout the week

  • Druid rituals on the high days throughout the year

  • A peaceful and restorative environment for healing and growing