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Sorry, no programs exist here.
Sorry, no programs exist here.


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 Teachers Details Register
May 25 - 31, 2019 Sacred Mountain Sangha Dharmapala Training With Thanissara and Kittisaro
June 1 - 8, 2019 Wisdom and Compassion for our Time With JoAnna Hardy and Matthew Brensilver, PhD
June 16 - 21, 2019 Mindfulness in Education Retreat With Erin Treat and Kate Munding
June 21 - 25, 2019 Rituals of Renewal Summer Solstice Yoga and Meditation Retreat
June 27 - July 2, 2019 Belonging, Connection and Nature: Coming Home Together With Sebene Selassie, DaRa Williams, Erin Treat and Solwazi Johnson (Assistant)