"While I have come to see that there are no places
that are not imbued with sacredness, Vallecitos
is a place that touches the deepest parts of me..."


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


Collect your heart/mind where the land evokes innate belonging, generosity, and freedom.


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Waking up together in the wild

Amidst the high alpine mountains, Vallecitos is a breathtaking wildlife preserve on the traditional territories of the Ute and Jicarilla Apache Peoples (Tusas mountains, New Mexico). Allow yourself to be reabsorbed into nature through Dharma and wisdom practices that serve personal and collective liberation.


Upcoming Retreats

Dates Retreats Teachers Details Register
August 15 - 19, 2022 Sacred Sound, Insight, and Silence: Meditation and Music in the Deep Woods With Jennifer Berezan and Erin Treat
August 20 - 27, 2022 Coming Home to Ourselves Finding Refuge in Nature: Vallecitos’ First LGBTQI Retreat With Victoria Cary, Shelly Graf and René Rivera
August 28 - September 3, 2022 Retreat as Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and Healing, A Retreat for Indigenous Peoples With Bonnie Duran (mixed race Opelousas/Coushatta), Elvina Charley (Diné) and Syra Smith (Choctaw-Chickasaw)
September 4 - 11, 2022 Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness With Dave Smith and Cheryl Slean
September 12 - 18, 2022 Being Blessed by the Land of Vallecitos: Fall