Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

TBA

Events with TBA

Application for Retreat as Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and Healing, A Retreat for Indigenous Peoples
June 18 - 24, 2023

What you need to know : open to all Indigenous Peoples (including folks from outside the Ute and Jicarilla Apache Territories) with special attention given to those who actively work inside Indian country no prior meditation experience necessary ceremony, talking circles, and periods of silent mediation will occur during this 6-night retreat bedding, towels, and bath products provided one shuttle from/to Albuquerque and Santa Fe provided we do not want price to be a barrier to attend this retreat; the actual retreat cost is $840 and we offer a sliding scale structure so you choose how much you pay $0-$1,050…

Cultivating Insight: A Simple and Powerful Practice
September 23 - 30, 2023

During this week-long silent mindfulness meditation retreat, we will cultivate the quality of awareness that supports us in attending to every moment with kindness and acceptance. The practice of insight invites us to look deeply,  to understand the nature of suffering, and to allow our inner wisdom to blossom. As we develop this inner knowing, we bring greater freedom to ourselves and our communities. We will offer meditation instructions (including sitting, standing, and walking), guided lovingkindness and compassion instructions, as well as Dharma talks,  practice discussions, question and answer periods, and ample time to practice. We will be practicing primarily…

Meditation, Nature, and Awakening
October 1 - 8, 2023

This retreat engages two powerful forces for happiness – insight meditation and immersion in nature. Insight meditation has been the key practice for accessing the profound wisdom of the Buddhist tradition for 2500 years. It is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. When we take the meditation practice outside, nature acts as a people whisperer, quieting the mind and gladdening the heart. This deepens our meditation practice which, in turn, deepens our connection with nature. This leads to a surprising fulfillment in the simplest of pleasures – a dewdrop on an aspen leaf,…