Discover a Deeper Way of Living

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers a retreat for almost everyone. Our schedule carries a generous offering of Insight Meditation Retreats as well as secular retreats that cater to specific populations.  On our 2018 schedule you will find retreats for educators, people of color, women, and substance abuse professionals, to name a few.  We are here to help you find a retreat that is right for you.

“I am so much more aware of the path I want to be on and the power of the sacred in my life.”
– Cristina Mormorunni


An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals: Working with Afflictive Mind States and their Antidotes

With Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan and Janet Surrey

August 24 - 31, 2018
The world is on fire, and more than ever it is important for caregivers to take time to restore and replenish. Many in our field have been studying mindfulness and its clinical applications for years but have not prioritized more intensive meditation practice. By deliberately stepping out of everyday life and into a pristine retreat […]
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Touching the Earth Within Us: An Embodied Meditation Retreat in Nature

With Erin Treat and Rebecca Bradshaw

August 31 - September 5, 2018
Based upon the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and loving kindness, this silent meditation retreat will explore our connection to ourselves and to the living earth through embodiment. Bringing in influences from various movement traditions and practice outdoors in the natural world, we will connect deeply with our physical, energetic, and emotional bodies. Through this connection […]
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Mindful of Race Leadership Training (for Program Participants only)

With Ruth King

September 7 - 12, 2018
Mindful of Race is designed for leaders, groups, and dedicated practitioners to grow wise about race. Participants become aware of the relational reality of race and their role in racial suffering – its formation and transformation. Unique to this training is the exploration of race and its power dynamics from three levels of experience: individual, group, and institution, and the system of oppression embedded […]

Reclamation of the Sacred: A Journey of Healing and Reconnection Through Insight Meditation

With Thanissara and Kittisaro

September 22 - 30, 2018
This retreat, held within the context of silence, will focus on the embodiment of insight that reveals a blessed sacredness within all life. Through training attention, wise discernment and investigation, the Amata Dharma - undying Dharma - is intuitively known as the core matrix of pure consciousness within all that emerges and dissolves. Such knowing begins to […]
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Wise Speech: Waking Up Together

With Donald Rothberg and Oren Jay Sofer

October 1 - 7, 2018
Deepen insight and self-understanding Train the heart to find balance when challenged. Learn practical tools to navigate differences. The path of practice taught by the Buddha is meant to transform our actions, speech, thinking and relationships. How can we use our relationships to grow in awareness and compassion? How do we put these teachings into […]
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UNM Sponsored Retreat for Student Veterans

October 10 - 14, 2018
With Peggy Spencer, MD: The UNM Student Veterans Retreat assists military veterans in the transition from military life to student life using these three interwoven components: Mindfulness training. Mindfulness has been defined as “present moment awareness without judgement.” Using simple breath and body awareness, you will learn to quiet your mind […]

Awake in the Wild: “Embracing Change” Meditation in Nature Retreat

With Mark Coleman

October 14 - 19, 2018
On this retreat we will meditate outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery here at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch.  Whether it is during sunset meditations, listening to the soothing sounds of the river, or sitting graced in the stillness of the aspen trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature. This silent […]
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