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    Hostel

    The Babbling Buddha Meditation Hostel is located
    at Dorje Ling Dharma Centre.

    A rustic retreat centre and community resource, Dorje Ling is surrounded by forest and mountains, with ocean beaches and warm lakes nearby. It is a quiet and serene place to relax, meditate, listen to the birds, gaze at the forest panorama, and simply BE.

    Accommodations are rustic and “hostel style:

    • please bring your own bedding and pillowcase or sleeping bag, and towel
    beds are dorm-style; mostly single and up to three per room
    • a cabin may be available for families, if booked ahead- bring own bedding
    camping on grass or wooden camping platforms (if reserved ahead)
    • full kitchen access, hot outdoor showers, library, and meditation hall use are included
    toilets are outdoor and primitive
    • an organic food store, a grocery store, and a couple of cafés are in nearby Mansons Landing
    • rooms are not heated, so bring slippers and warm clothes in case of rainy or cool weather
    • terrain is uneven and there are many stairs – may be challenging for physical restrictions
    • it gets very dark here – bring a flashlight!
    • yes we have NO internet! enjoy.

    COST is $10 per person per night for tenting (on tent platforms or grass), or $15 per person per night for bed.  Children age 5-10 half price. Maximum stay is seven days.

    SPACE IS LIMITED – PLEASE BOOK AHEAD: dorjeling@rogers.com Ph: 250-935-6952

    Amenities on Cortes Island

    Food may be purchased at the grocery store or the organic food coop in Mansons Landing. Cortes Island also has a motel, ATM, bike shop and rentals, and several restaurants and B&B’s.

    Attractions of Cortes Island
    -hiking, cycling (bike rentals available if none at the Hostel), ocean and lake swimming, and kayaking (kayak rentals available at Squirrel Cove)
    -Farmers Market every Friday afternoon in Mansons Landing featuring locally produced produce, crafts, and snacks
    -Linnaea Farm sustainable farming school and Land Trust  www.linnaeafarm.org
    -Hollyhock Retreat Centre (located a few kms from Dorje Ling) day passes and presenter evenings – www.hollyhock.ca
    -for more info about Cortes Island visit www.cortesisland.com