Meaning of Retreat

The word retreat in Tibetan literally means to take time away from ones’ everyday life of distractions and focus internally. Within the Buddhist Tradition, retreat is part of a practitioner’s development, vital for fully absorbing practices and teachings and internalizing them.

Thosamling offers a quiet and inspiring location for both ordained sangha and lay women to do private retreats. Whether you are looking for an environment to complete your preliminary practices, a silent vipassana style retreat or a Dharma study retreat, Thosamling can offer you a great environment and facilities. Thosamling’s resident Lama, Geshe Tsewang Niyma is also available to assist with advice for retreatants and our community of nuns and Dharma practitioners are happy to support you.


Thosamling Nunnery, Institute and Retreat Center.