Located in the ‘Driftless Zone’ of Northeast Iowa, on the bluffs overlooking the Upper Mississippi River Valley, P’hurba Thinley Ling offers a serene and powerful environment for individual retreats. The blessings and auspiciousness of the natural elements combine to create an extraordinary experience.

To get an appreciation of this uniquely beautiful area, watch this beautiful documentary of the ‘Driftless Zone.’

Campsites are available when programs are not in session. Personal retreats can range from a weekend to a mowaiver.nth. Retreatants can mingle practice sessions with time spent appreciating the unique natural environment. Walking trails crisscross 2,000 secluded acres of woods, bluffs, and meadows and meander along the banks of creeks.

Students can rent a complete camping outfit and platform for $100/ week, or can bring their own camping gear and rent platforms for $50/ week (10% discount for members of the Vidyadhara’s circle). Campers have access to water, refrigerator and simple electric appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven coffee maker), electric outlets, and hot shower facilities.

Book A Retreat

To arrange a retreat, email: office@saraswatibhawan.org to check for availability

In your message, please include:

  • beginning and ending dates for retreat
  • type of practice being done
  • telephone number for contact

Upon registration, you will receive information on what to bring, transportation information, etc. You will be expected to sign a liability

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