Welcome to
Milk Lake Shambhala Retreat Centre

Milk Lake is a rural retreat centre nestled in rolling farm country about one hour and 20 minutes southwest of Halifax, in Nova Scotia’s beautiful and scenic South Shore. Three large, well-appointed cabins with full kitchen and bathroom facilities offer quiet seclusion for meditation, study, contemplation, and the arts in a beautiful rural setting. The largest cottage, Buddhalocana, is also ideal for couples who wish to do retreat together.

To schedule a retreat email: [email protected]

Please include the preferred dates and cabin for your retreat. Also include your cell phone number.

The cost of retreats is $45/day. For couples in Buddhalocana, it is $60/day.

The cabins are heated with wood stoves. If you prefer to use electric heat, the cost is an additional $15/day.

For instructions on how pay for your retreat or make a tax-deductible donation to Milk Lake, click here


Milk Lake News: All the cabins are now up and running and available for retreats.

As there are no directors on the land at this time, during this transition period we recommend signing up for retreat if you have done solitary retreat before. Retreat support is available from a neighbour close by.

Those of all spiritual and wisdom lineages are welcome.

To schedule a retreat email: [email protected]


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