Yarne 2024 – Program Fees

February 21 to April 9, 2024

Applications open in September 2023 and you will be informed of the outcome of your application by December 15, 2023. A deposit of CDN$ 500.00 will be required to hold your spot. The full balance of the fees will be due on your arrival at Gampo Abbey on February 20, 2024. Priority is given to monastic applicants. 

Program Fees for Yarne     All fees quoted in Canadian Dollars

Basic Fee   $3600.00 
Patron Level Fee $4600.00
Materials Fee  $15.00
Deposit   $500.00

Final fees are due upon arrival 

Additional costs:

  • Personal health insurance for travellers from outside Canada.
  • Ground transportation costs – Many participants travel to Halifax International Airport, or the VIA Rail train station in Halifax, and then take a shuttle to Baddeck. We are happy to provide a list of shuttles – the cost is approximately $110 each way on the shuttle.
  • Pickup from the shuttle in Baddeck to go to Gampo Abbey (about 2.5 hours) must be arranged ahead of arrival day and departure day and the charge is $75.00 each way.     

Method of Payment


E Transfer  to [email protected]

Debit card

Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)

Paypal  – use address [email protected]


Wise.com (do not need to be a member)


Wire transfer 

Debit Card

Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)


Paypal – use address [email protected]

Wise.com (do not need to be a member) 


Paypal –  use address [email protected]

Wise.com (do not need to be a member)

Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)

Refund Policy

Your spot in the retreat will not be confirmed until we receive your deposit of CDN$500.00. If you need to cancel your retreat we will refund your deposit for cancellations received 30 days prior to your arrival day, that is, before January 21, 2024. If you need to cancel within 30 days of arrival date, we will refund 75% of your deposit.