Rates, Payments, Cancellations

NOTE: These are our general program policies. Some programs (including Warrior Assembly, Scorpion Seal Assembly, and Enlightened Society Assembly) may have specific payment and cancellation policies that are noted on the program page.


The rates given on the Lodging / Rates page are per person, per night. Prices include lodging, three meals per day (vegetarian options available) and use of our facilities (trails, the Great Stupa, meditation gardens, dining hall, etc.). To calculate the total cost of your stay, add your lodging amount (program nights x room rate) to the tuition amount listed in your program description.

  • Arrival and departure days are the first and last days of your program.
  • Prices are subject to change. Please call or check out the program registration page for updates and special offers.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any program.


Full payment is required upon registration for stays of three nights or less. A 50% deposit is required upon registration for stays of four nights or more. Payment can be made by credit card, check or money order in U.S. currency. If paying by check or money order, your registration is not confirmed until we receive your payment. If your check is not received within two weeks, the reservation you are holding will be cancelled. If staying four nights or more, we must receive the final balance due 30 days prior to your arrival date. If you have paid your initial deposit via credit card, we will automatically process the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your program arrival date. Your space is guaranteed once we have received payment in full.

Note: There is a $20 handling fee for any check returned for insufficient funds. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.


Shambhala Mountain Center offers a 10% discount off our lodging and meals to full-time academic students and/or senior citizens (60 year or older). If you qualify for a discount, please use the coupon code indicated on the registration page.

Subsidized Rate and Financial Aid

Shambhala Mountain Center endeavors to make its programs and retreats accessible to as many people as possible. Our Subsidized Rate (formerly known as the Generosity Policy) offers a $60 per night rate for Seasonal Dorm/Shared Bath accommodations in the winter and Double Tent accommodations in the summer. This includes both lodging and meals but does not affect program tuition. This option is available on the registration form. For those who require further financial assistance we also have a financial aid application available here. This rate cannot be combined with other discounts. For more information: Subsidized Rate and Financial Aid Policy

Cancellations and Refund Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival, you will receive a full refund less a credit card processing fee of 5% of payment. If you cancel between 2 to 14 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Mountain Center to be used within 2 years. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 48-hours prior to arrival. This also applies to refunds due to cancellation of additional nights or downgrades in housing selection (fee will be 5% of refund due.) Once program credit has been given in place of a deposit, it can not be turned back into a cash or credit card refund.

NOTE: Certain programs have unique cancellation policies that supersede our general policy. If applicable, such policies will be described on the program’s registration page on our website.