Odiyan Retreat Center


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Make a Difference to Odiyan

Odiyan is maintained entirely through internal efforts and individual donations. Upholding a simple yet nourishing way of life, Odiyan guards the symbolic vehicles of a knowledge tradition on the verge of dissolution.

You can make a difference in Odiyan’s chances for survival. Your offering directly supports our mission and our community, as well the continuity of the cultural and spiritual treasures that Odiyan practices and protects.

In addition to the causes listed on this page below, consider offering for any cause that is closest to your heart: a kitchen upgrade; bathrooms maintenance; utilities such as internet and fuel; improved animal facilities; upgrade to the vegetable garden; birthday celebrations; national holiday festivities; et cetera.

100% of your donation goes to the cause of your preference.

Land and Gardens

Over the course of four decades Odiyan has become a botanical paradise. Over a quarter million trees have been planted. Gardens range from manicured temple plantings to vegetable gardens to informal plantings that blossom on paths and between buildings.

Your contribution allows us to maintain thriving organic vegetable gardens and acres of roses, flowering, fruiting and nut bearing trees,  multitudinous flowering bushes  and countless spring and summer bulbs.

100% of your donation goes to plants, seeds, tools and amendments.


Odiyan residents share our unique home with several animal communities: a herd of mustangs, and seven mini-horses; two aviaries with large birds; two dogs that protect the garden, and two Great Pyrenees who serve as watch dogs. The local birds range from ravens to hawks and falcons.

Your donation allows us to provide good food to our hard-working dogs, the horses, and the aviary birds. Moreover, our animals need appropriate housing, and regular visits to the vet.

100% of your donation goes to food and care for animals of Odiyan.


Odiyan consists of many buildings, gardens, and roads. This infrastructure is monitored and maintained almost entirely by our community. The roads are kept in good order, we protect and maintain the temples and residential buildings, we clean and service our own wells, our own septic systems, and repair our vehicles (trucks etc.) and equipment.

Your donation towards Odiyan’s infrastructure and utilities is a direct, pragmatic injection of funding helping Odiyan to remain healthy. This may not pull on many heart strings, yet it is Odiyan’s lifeblood. Donating towards maintenance and upkeep is an offering that simply cannot be reduced to a dollar value.

100% of your donation goes to maintenance equipment and supplies.