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Upcoming 2017 Events

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

Closed for Winter

Closed for Winter

Wattle Hollow Retreat Center is closed while Joy is away in Costa Rica (stay tuned for Tales from the Jungle!) and will re-open in mid March 2017. Joy will not be able...

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‘Being Where You Are’ 2017 Retreat

‘Being Where You Are’ 2017 Retreat

March 24 – 26, 2017 (Fri 6pm – Sun Noon) What happens when you combine a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga with silent contemplative Vipassana meditation? Something...

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Dharma Day – April

Dharma Day – April

Saturday, April 8, 2017 (9:30 – 3:00) This will be our first springtime opportunity to be immersed in the practices of Vipassana-style meditation: sitting,...

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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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Time Out – a weekend exploration of time

Time Out – a weekend exploration of time

April 14 – 16, 2017 (Fri-Sun) Training For The Equanimity Olympics, with Mind, Metabolism and Metta We will have “forever”, over this Easter weekend, to truly...

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Dharma Day – May

Dharma Day – May

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Led by Joy Fox. Again, a one-day experience with a guided tour in the Theravadan Vipassana meditation practices of...

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Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

May 19 – 21st, 2017 Our extremely popular, semiannual leap into the land of childlike creativity and musical family bonding. You won’t regret joining us, as we...

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Annual Six-Day Meditation Retreat 2017

Annual Six-Day Meditation Retreat 2017

Tuesday, June 6th (supper) thru Sunday, June 11th, 3 p.m. Some of the folks in our Wattle Hollow family/sanghaand others who are meditators from other locale might be...

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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

Mark Cain

Mark Cain

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Kim McCluskey

Kim McCluskey

Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Dzog Chen

Vivian Rice

Vivian Rice

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

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