dewachen sanctuary
costa rica


That all beings may live happy and meaningful lives that contribute to a flourishing world.

Inner Happiness

To benefit society, it is essential that we come to know our own true nature as individuals. At Dewachen, Tibetan retreat Masters will openly offer knowledge, practices, and silent solitary retreat trainings that have been passed down for thousands of years. These practices train individuals to recognize unshakeable compassion and equanimity, that are unhindered by external circumstances in the world. 

“Global peace is an individual responsibility” - H.H 14th Dalai Lama

Intercultural Unity

The key to a just and thriving world is learning to live compassionately. Understanding that we are all interconnected and we are all in the same boat. At our core, we all want to be happy and don't want to struggle. When we learn to tap into our true nature, we feel a sense of closeness with all beings, beyond form, color, race, gender, and all distinctions.  

There are many paths, and one essence.

Ecological regeneration

We are all part of an interconnected web of life. Every action impacts the whole. At Dewachen, we build upon experience in regenerative stewardship to take care of our home the Earth. We work with agroforestry, edible landscapes, watershed conservation, waste management, natural building techniques…. and most importantly…. cultivating the mindset that sustains it all.  

Regeneration is…. “life creating conditions for life.”

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Find Your Sangha

"It has resurfaced a kinder, gentler more patient me by giving me the confidence to be less of the self and more as one with all beings. It has affected most aspects of my life and I can feel genuine compassion and love for people I would previously avoided."

Richard Hawksworth, Portugal Sangha

"I learned how to be more compassionate and most important how I can change my mind and thoughts at any moment"

Laura D'Ocon, Costa Rica Sangha

"I feel that Sangha nourishes me in so many ways and I like to give back and be present for others."

Leti Passemier, Costa Rica Sangha

"Yes, the 5-day Silent Retreat in Costa Rica. Hard to describe in words the shifts I felt, there was a lightness, a feeling of being empowered, and a kind of strength that helped motivate my practices."

Teya Reyna, Costa Rica Sangha

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