Scheduling Your Retreat & Availability

To plan and schedule a retreat:

  • Determine the desired dates for your retreat.
  • Check the calendar, below, for cabin availability.
  • Select one of the three beautiful cabins to use for your retreat (Buddhalocana, Mamaki or Samayatara).  Refer to the page for Cabin Rates for pricing.
  • Please fill out the online retreat application form with your booking information.  We will review the request and be in contact with you about your retreat.
  • Once your retreat has been approved and to hold your desired dates, a deposit of half the amount of your full retreat is required.  Further details of how to pay for your retreat are below.


Cabin Availability

A cabin is potentially available if there is no entry (for the cabin) on a day. Prior to requesting your reservation, ensure there is the availability of the cabin for your retreat period.

Cabin code (abbreviation and color) for the 3 cabins:
Buddhalocana is BL   /   Mamaki is MK   /   Samayatara is ST



Retreat deposit & payment:

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

Please note our policy for reservations, payments, and cancellations:

  • If a cabin is available we can reserve it for you but can only give you a final confirmation once we receive your deposit (your deposit is 50% of the total retreat), so please make your deposit promptly on receipt of your reservation confirmation to be sure of getting your desired dates.
  • We regret that we can only refund deposits for reservations canceled up to 14 days prior to the reserved period, so please reserve early and be sure of your desired dates.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation due to an emergency within the 14-day period or after your stay has begun, we will discuss with you a number of options—such as applying your deposit to future retreats—that can make the situation workable for you and Milk Lake.