Palyul US Summer Retreat - About Fees

About Fees

Your retreat fee helps to pay for costs the center incurs while you are here as well as ongoing construction and maintenance.

Work-study and scholarships

A very limited number of work-study opportunities exist for individuals with special skills, or those experiencing financial hardship. Please click to download and complete an MS Word version of the work-study application, and contact Lama Tsewang Norbu prior to your arrival at the retreat center.

Scholarships are not available due to the high level of fiscal obligations maintained by His Holiness with respect to the support of monks and nuns worldwide.


Early birds:
10% if form postmarked by June 10. NOTE: may not combined with any other discount. (E.g., cannot take monastic or student discount AND an early bird discount).
For 8th year ONLY: When postmarked by June 10, 25% discount for SHARED accommodations on retreats lasting MORE than one week.

Monks and nuns receive a discount of 50% on SHARED tent accommodations.
Family members of monks and nuns may also receive a 50% discount on SHARED tent accommodations.
Shared tent only.

Students and children:
Children 11 and under: 75% discount when staying in same room as parents (if one parent, must be single room fee; if two parents, may pay shared room fee)
Teenagers between 12-17 years old receive a discount of 50% on SHARED tent accommodations.
College students with ID receive a discount of 25% on SHARED tent accommodations.

Please download the flier for details on accommodation options and fees. More information on expenses here.