Senge Ling: Our Retreat Land

In 1991, members of the Kootenay Shambhala Centre began to develop a rural retreat facility on 25 acres of land an hour’s drive south of Nelson.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche blessed this land and named it Senge Ling (“Lion Place”). Our first project was a solitary retreat cabin, which the Sakyong named Rangjung (“Unborn”).


We ask that anyone planning to reserve the cabin for a solitary retreat first complete a weekthün or dathün (one-week or one-month group meditation retreat), consult with their meditation instructor, and be prepared to enter into retreat practice in a formal way.

The cabin is ideally suited for isolated, strict retreats such as Chakrasamvara practice. It is equipped with a thojong and cairn and other basic sadhana supplies.

Kootenay Shambhala Centre members can reserve the cabin online. To reserve the cabin, register here. All registrations should be online.

For more information, contact Tim or Sally Albert at 250-357-2497 or 250-551-2497 or