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Preview of 2016 scheduled events

- In the Buddhist tradition, no one is turned away from a meditation retreat for lack of finances, if there is still space -

Dharma Day – March

Dharma Day – March

Saturday, March 15th – A one-day guided exploration into Vipassana (“Insight”) meditation, with guidance in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition of sitting, walking, and eating, as focused practices. It will be a day of silent contemplation, with complete guidance in the techniques, from Joy.

New-comers and old-timers are welcome.

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Being Where You Are

Being Where You Are

March 25 – 27, 2016 – This springtime retreat will include Mark Cain as the co-guide. Joy and Mark will be flowing back and forth between Vipassana meditation and Ashtanga yoga, with as much silence throughout the weekend as possible (not counting group discussions, private interviews and teaching instructions).

You don’t need experience in meditation or yoga to join us, only the desire to deepen into the practice of living fully. Click to Read More…

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Nature Day with Joe Neal

Nature Day with Joe Neal

Saturday, April 9, 2016- Nature Day with our expert nature guide, Joe Neal… an annual springtime tradition now, and folks from all over the Ozarks show up…we’ll meet (9 am) at the top of the Wattle Hollow driveway on Hwy 170, and stroll slowly down-hill. (People will share their binoculars if you don’t have any).

Then, we’ll share a pot-luck lunch overlooking the pond and mountains, (where Joe and others can also identify dozens of birds, just by sound….). And head down into the creek-bed, for a delightful nature walk into yet another eco-system.

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Dharma Day – April

Dharma Day – April

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – A one-day guided exploration into Vipassana (the Pali word for “Insight”) meditation, with guidance in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition of sitting, walking, and eating, as focused practices. It will be a day of silent contemplation, with complete guidance in the techniques, from Joy.

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Gut Health: Stoking the Microbiotic Fires with Diet, Mind and Spirit

Gut Health: Stoking the Microbiotic Fires with Diet, Mind and Spirit

April 22-24, 2016 – Vivian Rice has been studying the issue of proper metabolism as a key to our health since before many of us were born, and she’s ready to share her research….

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Songwriters’ Creativity Weekend – 20th gala celebration

Songwriters’ Creativity Weekend – 20th gala celebration

TWO weekends! May 6 – 8, and 13 – 16 – The guides for this remarkable event are the marvelously receptive, creative, and available Jack Williams, and Still on the Hill’s Donna Stjerna and Kelly Mulholland.…it fills up very fast every time…

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Dharma Day – May

Dharma Day – May

Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 am – 3:00 pm A one-day guided exploration into Vipassana (the Pali word for “Insight”) meditation, with guidance in the Theravadan Buddhist...

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Vipassana Meditation Intensive

Vipassana Meditation Intensive

June 10 – 15, 2016 – a Summer Retreat with Joy Fox – If you have been to a Wattle weekend of meditation (or a Dharma Day) and longed to remain immersed in the possibilities of “silent inquiry”, perhaps it’s time to sink down into a longer, deeper opportunity? For beginners & old-timers…by dana/donation.

Sitting practice will be inter-mixed with yoga and qi gong, walking, and eating meditations. i.e. no “time out.”

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What folks are saying about Wattle Hollow...

...take a look at what our visitors have to say.

…how much I loved the retreat! Wattle Hollow is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The work you do both inside the human, and outside the natural world is non-pareil. Thank you so much. . . I learned so much to help me with my meditation practice, and have carved out time every morning to sit before going to work.

“I had a great time cobbing! What a wonderful way to create community with kind and gentle people in harmony with mother earth. I learned by doing, and now I feel confident enough to start my own cobbing project.”

We really loved it…the vision we cherish of deep, deep ecology, natural beauty and…. a ‘ heaven on earth ‘. And without nourishment born of beauty we couldn’t rise to the needful height to be of real service in this divine dance.”

“Your place is wonderful- the perfect environment in which to relax, enjoy nature and allow for the spirit to rise.” 
Love, Valerie (Hospice volunteer coordinator)

Wattle Hollow for me was a little bit of heaven! Thank you for letting us drink of its joys, beauties and relaxants…. (from Paul)

  • from Manmohini & Hladini Shakti
  • from Valerie
  • from Paul…

Teacher Profiles

These teachers and retreat leaders are 'regulars' at Wattle Hollow events

Joy Fox

Joy Fox

Creator of Wattle Hollow Retreat Center

Vivian Rice

Vivian Rice

Traditional healer and a walker of the Red Road/Native American tradition.

Mark Cain

Mark Cain

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

T J Dorjee (Geshe-la)

T J Dorjee (Geshe-la)

Vajrayana Study/Meditation Retreats

Susan Drouilhet, MS, LMT

Susan Drouilhet, MS, LMT

'Becoming Transparent' (QiGong plus yoga/mediations with Joy)

Joe Neal

Joe Neal

Spring Nature Walk / Bird watch