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Our accommodations are simple and clean, designed for you to feel comfortable and relaxed. With the exception of the Guest House, accommodations are located in the Main Building. The minimalist design creates a sense of peace, allowing you to let go of the busyness of your daily life. Here, your mind can be free from distractions as you enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings that the Retreat Center has to offer.

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Guest Amenities

All guests at the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center have access to the following amenities:

  • Daily morning or evening yoga classes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi & Internet access
  • Sri Vidya Shrine (Meditation Room)
  • Tea lounge with unlimited hot tea beverages
  • PureRejuv Wellness Center
  • Sacred Grove Cafe
  • MarketPlace (bookstore & gift shop)
  • 24/7 Business Lounge
  • 400-acre wooded campus with four main hiking trails

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Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are freshly prepared by our kitchen staff and served with homemade whole-wheat bread and homemade gluten-free bread.

As much as possible, we try to provide special diet options, although we may not be able to meet all dietary requests.

Daily, we offer:

  • dairy-free cereal at breakfast
  • gluten-free bread with each meal
  • make-your-own salads at lunch and supper
  • an unspiced version of dahl and subzi at lunch

Whenever possible, we also provide non-dairy, gluten-free, and allium-free options for other dishes, and unspiced soup at supper.

Typical meals include:

Breakfast consists mainly of hot cereals (cooked grains), both dairy and non-dairy, homemade yogurt, and fresh fruit. In addition, eggs are served twice a week.

Lunch, the main meal of the day, typically includes rice, legumes (dahl), vegetables (subzi), homemade yogurt, and salad.

Supper is light, with soup, salad, a side dish, and fresh fruit. On Sundays, a homemade dessert is served at suppertime.

Your needs are important to us. We strive to provide as much information as possible about the ingredients in each meal, on the labels posted every day in the dining hall. Our food is completely vegetarian, but not vegan. Our style of cooking draws on ayurvedic principles, but is not strictly ayurvedic.

Our food is consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

Check-in, Check-out, What to Bring

Weekend seminars generally begin on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Sunday at lunch, unless otherwise noted in the seminar description.

Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival. If arriving after the front desk closes, check-in instructions will be left for you at the reception area. Supper is served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; if you are unable to arrive by 6:55 p.m., please plan to have supper before your arrival.

Check-out time is 12:30 p.m. on day of departure.

What to Bring: The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your own toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes, hair dryer, etc. You may also wish to bring a flashlight, a hatha yoga mat, and an umbrella.

Dress: Modest, casual, and comfortable clothing is recommended.


The total cost of your stay consists of the cost of accommodations, mandatory meal plan fee of $30 per day/pp, and program tuition where applicable (indicated in each program description). Full payment is required at time of registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Cancellations/Refunds: We offer a full refund to guests who cancel their reservation more than two weeks in advance of a program’s start date. There is a $75 processing fee if an order is cancelled less than two weeks (14 days) in advance. We are unable to offer a refund of monies paid, if a guest is a no show or cancels within 48 hours of the program start time. The Himalayan Institute reserves the right to substitute faculty for any event and to cancel any program at any time. Upon cancellation, you will be given a complete refund.

Financial Assistance: The Himalayan Institute endeavors to make spiritual and educational programs available to everyone. We offer some financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend a program. Scholarships are by application only; deadlines apply. Call (800) 822-4547 to request an application or visit this page to apply.

Getting Here

For detailed information on driving times and directions, airports, taxis from Honesdale to the Institute, and driving service from the Wilkes Barre/Scranton airport, please view our Getting Here page.