Denman Island Mediation Retreat
In the fall of 2013 we were contacted by The Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa who maintains a Hermitage for meditation and spiritual practice on Denman Island, one of the small gulf islands that lie off the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Founded in 2005, the Hermitage provides simple facilities for those seeking spiritual renewal, for inner peace and self-realization, within a serene Buddhist setting. Still very new, and with no funding other than what comes from dedicated members, the property is very much in an early stage of development; nevertheless events, meditation retreats, teaching sessions, the participation of Lamas and teachers, and the growth of a definite spiritual presence, has already begun to emerge.
The Hermitage is made up of 60 acres of extremely beautiful gently rolling farm land, consisting of four open grassy meadows bounded by thick forest, and a number of buildings including a 30 foot Yurt used as our temple. Deer roam freely throughout the day through the fields. The place is utterly fantastic!
Westcoast Outbuildings was contracted to Design, Build and Install 5 Cabins in a recently cleared forest grove. Each shed was designed to maximize the privacy and views of the forest while providing a space to mediate without being distracted by others.
Logically this was one of our most challenging projects our company has handled. After 3 months of planning it all came together almost flawlessly.
Our convoy of three trucks and trailers stretched a total of 140′ end to end. We traveled 150km on the highway, loaded and unloaded off two BC Ferries.
The end result was 5 beautiful cabins tucked in the woods.
Size: Five 8′ × 12′ / 92 Sq/Ft
Design: Westcoast-Custom Meditation Cabins
Overhangs: Front = 18″ / Sides = 2″
Siding: LP Smartside
Ceiling: Painted Plywood Interior
Door: 32″ Steel
Windows: 24″ x 72″ | 24″x36″
Customization: Rustic Painted Plywood Floor