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

Why Vallecitos

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

Get Involved

Join the Vallecitos community by signing up for our mailing list, becoming a volunteer, donating and following us on Facebook.

Indigenous Mindfulness

We welcome Indigenous relatives from all over to join our monthly Indigenous Mindfulness Group online.

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
May 25 - June 1, 2023 Application for Being Blessed by the Land of Vallecitos: Gently Held Self-Retreat With Anne Cushman and Carole Melkonian
June 2 - 7, 2023 Application for Belonging, Connection, and Nature: Coming Home Together With Erin Treat, Solwazi Johnson and Yong Oh
June 9 - 15, 2023 Resting in Nature: A Retreat for People of Color With JoAnna Hardy, Anushka Fernandopulle and Devin Berry
June 18 - 24, 2023 Application for 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 TBA
June 25 - July 1, 2023 Deepening the Natural Path to the Heart’s Liberation: A Vipassana Retreat for Experienced Practitioners (June) With Erin Treat and Brian Lesage