About Yeru Retreat Center

Yeru Retreat Center is a private, beautiful lakeshore cabin resort. It welcomes its guests with a calm, refreshing, and spiritual energy for nourishing mind, body and spirit.

Bon teachings teach us about nature and balance. Balance for our environment, and for our Mind, Body and Spirit. Yeru Retreat Center offers the sound of nature from our woods and lake. It offers peace and tranquility for all who come.

Yungdrung Bon is known as the most ancient unbroken spiritual tradition. Yeru Retreat Center is the perfect place to allow our Bon monks and teachers to teach the authentic teachings of Bon to their students here in the Western world.

This place will be a harmonizing part of your Yungdrung Bon teachings.

Until our Yurt/Shrine room is completed in the fall of 2017, our shrine room is located in a large tent with cathedral windows. All teachings will be in the shrine room.

During break times, early morning or evening hours, feel free to take one of the canoes or row boats out on the lake, take a swim or relax on the beach area. Watch for the eagles as they fly by to greet us.  You will hear the sounds of the owls as they sing for us, and the wood peckers tapping at the trees. You will see and hear the sounds of the loons, the swans and more of Minnesota’s amazing nature. Perhaps you might get lucky to see a northern lights display.

A chat room will be sent for each event, allowing people to communicate with each other about shared car pooling, shared rooms.



There are various forms of housing for students to be able to come for a teaching or retreats.

Single or dormitory ~ Except for tent space, all rooms and Yeru Retreat Center tents include mattress, bedding sheets, blanket and pillows.



• $10.00 a night per person for tent space  (you bring all you need)
• $20 a night for a large Yeru 10x10x8 tent
• $15 a night for shared two persons 10x10x8 tent
• $30 a night per person for 6 to 8 person dorm room
• $40 a night per person for 2-4 person semi-private loft room
• $55 a night per person for double room with 2 twin or one full
• $65 a night per person for single semi-private room
• $55 a night for inside private cabin room for up to 3 people  (bunk room)
• $140 a night private room with king bed, private bathroom  (one available)

Optional –
• $2 a night electricity (for CPAP use)
• $5 a day light housekeeping

Important -  Yeru Retreat Center is located in the woods of Minnesota,  it can rain or snow depending on the time of the year.  Please be mindful of what you might need.  Although we provide sheets and blankets,  feel free to bring a sleeping bag or other essentials you feel you might need.   There are sleeping bags located at the Retreat Center,  call ahead to reserve a sleeping bag, if you wish.


Meals  –  Your fees include meals. Yeru Retreat Center prepares meals family style. Clean healthy foods: Vegetarian, Vegan and regular meals are prepared. If you have a special diet, please contact us or feel free to bring your own easy-to-prepare meals.

There will be coffee/tea/water/milk available.


Transportation to Yeru Retreat Center

Yeru Retreat Center is located:
• 2.5 – 3  hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
• 30 minutes from Brainerd Lakes Airport

You can rent a car on your arrival to Minnesota and take the beautiful drive to Yeru Retreat Center.

Yeru Bon Center offers transportation from the Minneapolis airport.  We rent a van for 7-8 people at the rate of $75 a person for both directions. You will be picked up from the airport and driven to the retreat center.

Pricing varies depending on the amount of people in need of transportation, could be less, but not more than $75.00 per person.

A chat room is provided for people to discuss shared rides or to share a room.


Shuttle timing.   The last van leaves for Yeru Retreat Center at noon the day before the retreat begins  (example:  If the retreat begins on the 21st, the last van leaves on the 20th by noon)   Please plan your flights accordingly if you would like to be a part of the shuttle.   –  You may come in a day earlier, but please know, you will be responsible for your own transportation if your flight is delayed or not planned accordingly to come in before 10:00 a.m. the day before the retreat.