The 2024 Summer Institute will be held at Lewis & Clark College, where you can spend time with faculty and fellow students during meals, enjoy spontaneous conversations when on break and visit with each other in the dorm’s common areas.

The residence hall is a short 5-minute walk to the teachings and meditation sessions. It has laundry facilities and Wi-Fi and high-speed internet. There are also lounges on each floor, a kitchen and a game room.


A limited number of dorm rooms are available. Register soon after registration opens in March to secure yours!

All students will automatically be given a private room, though some will be equipped as doubles and others as singles. When you register, you can request to share a double room with another student if you would like. The rooms have closets, dressers and desks. The bathrooms are down the hall and have private shower stalls.


The college’s food service provider is Bon Appétit, the same one used by Willamette University. They take special care to offer students many different meal options with vegan and vegetarian selections always available. And with their “Farm to Fork” initiative, the college’s dining service strives to utilize locally sourced options from farmers around the Pacific Northwest whenever possible.


For those who are commuting to Lewis & Clark college, we hope you can join us for meals and enjoy getting to know fellow students and faculty. You can pay with a credit card whenever you are able to stay. There are several parking lots on campus and no permits are required.


The costs are based on prices that have been set by Lewis & Clark College.
Your payment for meals and housing will be collected by Nitartha Institute when you register for the Summer Institute.

Students Staying on Campus
Three meals/day will be provided for those staying on campus, including vacation days.
(The college does not allow students to choose different meal plans.)

  • Private room and three meals/day:
    • $885 for one session
    • $1899 for two sessions
    • $2913 for three sessions
  • Double-occupancy rooms are available at a reduced rate,
    if you know someone with whom you have agreed to share a room.

    • $775 for one session
    • $1666 for two sessions
    • $2557 for three sessions