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Upcoming Events Fall 2015

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

Note on Joy’s Summer Retreat

Note on Joy’s Summer Retreat

Wattle Hollow is closed for summer during August through mid September….

If you need to contact Joy, please email rather than attempt to call (July 31st – September 13th) as she will be able to check email once a week….

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Fall Dharma Day

Fall Dharma Day

Saturday, Sept 19th – 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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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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Songwriters’ Creativity Weekend

Songwriters’ Creativity Weekend

October 23-25, 2015 – 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 – October

Dharma Day – October

Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:30 am – 3:30 pm A one-day guided exploration into Vipassana (the Pali word for “Insight”) meditation, with guidance in the Theravadan...

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Vajrayana Study with Geshe Thubten Dorjee

Vajrayana Study with Geshe Thubten Dorjee

November 6 – 8, 2015 – Our own dear Geshe, our own beloved Tibetan lama/teacher from here in Fayetteville, a resident professor at the University of Arkansas, will again return to Wattle for a weekend retreat. This event will fill up, friends, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up.

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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