Ser Chö Ösel Ling Retreat Center

KCC’s rural retreat facility is a 240-acre property located in the high desert foothills of the Simcoe Mountains seven miles north of Goldendale, WA. Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, heart son of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, was the initial inspiration for building this retreat center and gave it the title Ser Chö Ösel Ling — “Land of the Clear Light Golden Dharma.” SCOL is designed to foster long and short-term spiritual retreats for both individuals and group practice.

There are sixteen total cabins, eight in each of two cloistered wings. Each cloister has its own shrine room, dining area, multipurpose room, and shared bathing area. A central administration and main/professional kitchen connect the two cloisters.

SCOL is managed by the SCOL Service Group, which focuses on the maintenance and care of the property. Full-time staff live on site and regular Sangha work parties are organized to do repairs, maintain the grounds, and ensure the facility is a supportive retreat environment.


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KCC offers numerous group retreats at SCOL throughout the year ranging from weekend to multi-day retreats, including a month of personal retreat in a group setting. Please visit our Attend a KCC Retreat page for more information on upcoming retreats.

To stay at SCOL for a self-guided individual retreat visit: Individual Retreat

To learn more about hosting a group retreat at SCOL, visit: Host a Group Retreat

Upcoming SCOL Events

Host a Retreat

To inquire about hosting a group retreat at SCOL in 2024 or coming out for an individual retreat, please contact our retreat team at to learn more.

Latest News from SCOL

Wonderful Service and Losar at SCOL

On the weekend of Feb. 9 & 10, twelve enthusiastic volunteers came to SCOL for a traditional cleaning of the facility for Losar, Tibetan New Year. We gathered Friday morning […]


Repairing the SCOL Land

An interview with Dora DeCoursey By Vicki Fields, SCOL When KCC purchased the property for Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL) in 2001, efforts to repair damage to the soil and […]


SCOL Meadow Restoration Project

Read about the history of land tending and restoration at SCOL In 2019, KCC began working with scientists from the Yakama Nation Fisheries Program to restore Carrol’s Creek and the […]