Everything you need to know!

See below for Event Guidelines, Prices, Refund Policy, Lodging Options, and more!

Event Time(s): arrive between 3 and 5 pm on Friday July 20, ends by 4 pm on July 24th.

Physical Address of Retreat: given on registration

Airfare and airport transfers are not included. The site is 30-40 minutes from the Portland airport.

We will assist with carpooling through our "Facebook Group" and carpool site: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/zen0ob

We may have assistant positions available, for doing part work trade for 15 hours, and paying $250 only. This opportunity is for a Full Festival ticket only, either camping or dorm. Please contact Amara karunaretreats@mindspring.com if you want to apply.

Arrive on time

Note: please make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to set up your tent and register so you are ready in time.

We understand if some people need to arrive later on Friday evening due to work commitments, however we really encourage as many people as can make it from the beginning of the festival.

This is unlike music and other festivals, we are taking you on a personal journey where you are encouraged to meet and connect with others and this will happen easier and deeper if you can be there from the start.

The festival finishes with a closing ceremony in the afternoon on Tuesday the 24th, and participants must leave the festival grounds by 6 pm that day.



Eating together is part of the festival. Festival tickets are fully inclusive of 3 meals a day.
Your Full ticket starts with dinner on the 20th, and finishes with lunch on the 24th. .

All our meals are mostly organic and vegetarian, with fish sometimes, and prepared with love – if you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in the additional information on the registration form.

Special Health/Dietary Needs Preferences: We will make every effort to accommodate vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, and raw food needs. However, If you have special dietary needs please bring your own snacks and supplemental foods, as we are not able to provide everything for everyone's special needs.


Elysium Lodge Retreat is a beautiful site in the northern rainforests of Oregon City, OR.

For more details and photos, see Elysium Lodge Web Site

Accommodation Options Overview:

You have several options to choose from for your accommodation options, the prices are for 3 nights during the festival. Please see our

Option #3

Stay Offsite in your own home- save $ if you are local!

Option #1

Camping: Bring your own tent, mattress and camping gear, for the best discount!
We have a lovely private campground down a small hill near the river.

Option #4

Outdoor Dormitory, either tents on platforms, or on a sleeping porch, up to 6 people

The Dormitories have the added appeal of being more social.

Option #6

For those wanting more private or luxury accommodations, rentals are available nearby, and you would also need to have a car to use.


Campers and RV’s are welcome- RV Parking
If you must have access to electricity, please note that on your registration.

Option #5

Indoor Dormitory, for up to 7 people

Mattresses provided for dorms. Bedding and pillows available if needed for $20.

Option #7

Rent a Private Tent for up to 2 people: this option is no longer available.


Contact Ray for more information.

Earlybird Tickets (fully paid by May 20th)

$420 Earlybird Full Fest Onsite Camping or RV, Whole Festival 4 Days 4 nights, save $35!
$455 Earlybird Full Fest Dorm -indoor or outdoor, Whole Festival 4x Days 4 nights, Save $40!

Regular Tickets (fully paid by July 10th)

$265 Weekend Only, Onsite camping in your own tent- includes food 2 days Friday eve- Sunday eve.
$215 Weekend only, Offsite lodging, Non residential only, includes food 2 days Friday eve- Sunday eve.

$455 Full Festival Regular Camping or RV, 4 Days 4 nights
$495 Full Festival Regular Dorm lodging, indoor or outdoor dorms, 4 Days 4 nights
$335 Full Festival Regular Offsite Lodging - non residential, includes food, 4 days

Special Options:
Rent bedding if you are camping, including a pillow and towel. Add $20
Rent a tent and mattress from us, Add $40. Check for availability
Parking pass on site, car or RV, add $10. Limited to 70 vehicles.

Work Trade
Pay only $250, and work trade for 15 hours, full festival residential only, dorm or camping: (availability limited, fully paid by June 10th). Ask for our work trade application. CONTACT Ray at: oregontantrafest@gmail.com


We will refund your payment if you become unable to attend, minus an administration fee and bank costs (bank costs are fees incurred by us for credit card transactions, wire transfers, etc). Or we can refund a portion of your payment according to the following schedule.

Cancellation 30 Days or more Before the Event- before June 20
Full Refund minus $30 administration fee and bank costs.

Cancellation 15- 30 Days Before the Event –June 20-July 5
Half Refund minus $30 administration fee and bank costs. You may transfer your remaining money to another person.
Cancellation 0 - 15 Days Before the Event –July 5-July 20
No Refund except in medical emergencies. But you may transfer your ticket to another person.

Offsite Accommodations:

Offsite Deluxe cabin rental options: we have not vetted these, so check them out for yourself!

We prefer that participants all stay on site for better cohesion in the group. However you may require more privacy or comfort than our site offers. Here are some nearby ones on Air BnB:




***You are responsible for your own offsite booking. You may also need to rent a car if you choose to stay offsite.


* No Pets Please
*This event is for adults only, thanks
* This is a substance free event, please leave alcohol and drugs at home

* We ask for respect for the neighbors driving to the site, and keep voices low when outside the buildings. Avoid driving away late at night.

* Please keep the site clean, leave no trace, give space and respect the animals and the private homes on the land.

* All interactions with others are by mutual consent, based on respect and clear communication
*No public sexual activity, keep it private

*Refrain from wearing strong scents to help others who are chemically sensitive

*No violence or loud public arguments or disturbances of any kind tolerated

*Keep quiet, especially in the dorms and camping area after 10 pm so others can sleep.
*Failure to comply with these guidelines could result in you being asked to leave without a refund.