Experience a sense of deep welcome among others who share the path of dharma, mindfulness and awakening in wild nature.


Unplug and recharge among towering ponderosas, wildflower meadows, rushing streams and mountain vistas in an intimate group setting.


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Waking up in the wild

When you set aside daily obligations and go on retreat at Vallecitos you are reminded of the stillness and courage that reside as your deepest nature. Our practice as an organization, as well as our meditation retreats, reflect our deepest intention to make a difference in the world – to respond to the state of our times. It is through you that the qualities of kindness, wisdom and compassion come home and into your communities.


Awakening in wild nature at Vallecitos has the power to create lasting change. We are custodians of the land, inside and out. With intimate groups of less than forty guests at any one time, you are assured of attentive support from caring staff, teachers and volunteers.

I cannot express in words alone how important the retreat was for me. One of the most valuable lessons I learned is the importance of listening to my inner self. Vallecitos provided the necessary environment that makes it impossible not to go inward. When I returned home, I hit the ground running, but with a more focused direction. I attribute that to my stay at Vallecitos.

– Khalil Hassan

Upcoming Retreats

Dates Retreats Hosts Details Register
June 27 - July 1, 2018 Drinking from the Inner River: A Women’s Meditation Retreat in Nature With Erin Treat and Anne Cushman
July 1 - 7, 2018 Meditation Retreat for People of Color With Mushim Ikeda, Noliwe Alexander and Melvin Escobar
July 8 - 13, 2018 Mindfulness in Education Retreat With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat
July 14 - 20, 2018 Returning to Nature: A Retreat on the Four Elements With Anandabodhi Bhikkhuni and Jaya Rudgard
July 21 - 28, 2018 The Natural Path to the Heart’s Liberation: A Silent Vipassana Retreat in the Forest With Brian LeSage, Erin Treat and Yong Oh (Assistant)