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Upcoming Events Spring & Summer 2015

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

Mud Play Down in the Hollow

Mud Play Down in the Hollow

July 17 – 19 – Join us for a weekend of Cobbing a.k.a Adobe-mounding, an alternative building technique. We will be working on the newest upcoming building, the Green Tara Temple. Come and learn the basics of cob/ adobe mounding, via hands-on experience.

A family-friendly event – you can join us for the day, or spend the weekend.

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Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Sunday, July 26, 2015 – 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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Becoming Transparent Retreat

Becoming Transparent Retreat

October 16-18, 2015 – Susan Drouilhet and Joy Fox will guide participants on a three-day intensive retreat, combining the meditative silent introspection of Vipassana Buddhism, with the energetic healing possibilities of our mutual chi field, within Qigong. . .The land itself, some of the oldest mountains on the continent, will play a role in our rejuvenation, along with the springtime’s blooming trees and wildflowers. And the feminine “grounding” effect of Wattle Hollow’s cob buildings is something you’d have to come and experience for yourselves….

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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