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A Buddhist Retreat in the Pacific Northwest

Cascade Hermitage

A Center of Dharma Near Winthrop, Washington

Cascade Hermitage plans to offer retreat time for monastics of all Buddhist traditions.

The vision for the hermitage includes a year-round monastic shelter, and a stewards’ home. A small community of three households that support and care for the property, Cascade Hermitage is situated on twenty forested acres and a half-mile of Wolf Creek stream frontage in the beautiful Methow Valley.  To learn more about the project or to get involved, sign up to our Newsletter or email us at To find other Dhamma offerings in the Pacific Northwest, visit the website of Seattle-based Clear Mountain Monastery. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Refuge for Sangha

As stewards of the hermitage, Sarah Conover and Doug Robnett hope to offer retreats to monks and nuns from both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, many of whom may give teachings during their stay. The Dharma of the Buddha is considered “priceless” and therefore all teachings are given freely. Some of the visiting monastics walk for alms each morning and may be encountered in Winthrop and Twisp in their colorful robes with alms bowls in hand. The hope is that  people will feel free to chat with them in a mutual getting-to-know you.

Join us for online & in-person teachings featuring monastic residents and friends of the hermitage. To hear about new events, subscribe to our Newsletter or YouTube channel. You may also email with any questions. Welcome!


The Seven Factors of Awakening: A Weekend Retreat with Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho (In-person in Twisp, WA)

Sat. June 24 & Sun. 25 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho of Clear Mountain Monastery for a day of meditation and teachings from 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, June 24th, and Sunday, June 25th, at the Twisp Valley Grange in Twisp, WA (344 W 2nd Ave, Twisp, WA). Beginning with mindfulness and ending with equipoise, the Seven Factors of Awakening, or bojjhaṅgā, represent aids to the bright and balanced mind. Relying on more than a decade of practice in the Thai Forest tradition, Ajahn Nisabho describes how to cultivate these qualities in formal practice and daily life, emphasizing breath meditation as a basis.

To learn more, see the event listing. To register, email Sarah Conover Welcome!