Since 1980 Crystal Mountain Society has held a presence on Galiano Island. Generous donations by members and supporters has allowed us to sustain all our activities. All teaching, retreats, and administration is entirely on a volunteer basis. As is traditional, Buddhist teaching is freely given. 

Please consider donating to one of our projects or ongoing funds so that we may continue to offer and expand opportunities for study and practice.

Rezoning Project

CMS is proposing land use for the establishment of an all-season Forest Retreat Meditation Centre while preserving 75% of the land-base through the transfer of title to the Islands Trust Conservancy. The goal of the Centre is to provide public access to appropriately scaled retreat facilities that will allow retreatants to abide in a forest environment, meeting their most basic needs in simple, low-cost structures with minimal infrastructure. 

Donate to one of our ongoing funds

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All teaching, retreats, and administration is entirely on a volunteer basis. There are many ways in which you can volunteer:

  • On the land

  • Join the Board of Directors

  • With the rezoning process

  • With various fundraising projects

  • With the organization of different retreats

For more information write to:  info@crystalmountain.org

become a member

Membership is open to anyone in sympathy with Crystal Mountain Society’s objectives to promote the development of the wholesome, clear, interested mind through study, meditation, and compassionate work. 

"Now retreats with Crystal Mountain are a regular part of my life, every summer for sure and other times that arise during the year. 
I have met people from all over the world – Europe, South and Central American, the United States, Australia, New Zealand – all in wonder that such a space exists so simply, so beautifully maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers.
All this work is so generous, to support others so they may unplug, reconnect with the natural world and learn from the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings with Lama Mark Webber. It is a very special place."
-Nancy McPhee