The Retreat house is a 2 storey open concept meditation space dedicated to providing a neutral space for people to come together from all backgrounds and practice meditation. The island itself is 4 acres, located right outside Manitou Bay. The construction of this temple has been my heart project since 2015 when I first showed the map of the river to my buddhist teacher, Anyen Rinpoche, dreaming to one day buy the island. It's a dream come true to be the keeper and caretaker of Oddiyana and wish to welcome all who feel called to visit.
Stay connected with process on the island projects and updates about upcoming gatherings, retreats and work bees! Meet local meditation enthusiasts and people who love the river! We are constantly working on upgrades on the retreat house and new projects to facilitate group retreat. Volunteer and/or come visit during your houseboat stay.