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Upcoming Event Schedule

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

Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) This will be the last opportunity to meditate at Wattle Hollow until the spring, 2020. Wattle Hollow will be...

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In-town Dharma Day

In-town Dharma Day

Saturday, December 7 9:30 am – 4:00 pm This is a one-day immersion into Noble Silence, and the Vipassana meditation practices of sitting, walking, eating and...

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Note from Joy

Note from Joy

Wattle Hollow will be closed from mid-November until mid-March, friends, while Joy does service work in Thailand and Cambodia for three months. The water will be turned...

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‘Being Where You Are’ Retreat

‘Being Where You Are’ Retreat

March 20 – 22, 2020 What happens when you combine a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga with silent contemplative Vipassana meditation? Something wonderful and insightful...

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Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. This will be our first springtime opportunity to be immersed in the practices of Vipassanastyle meditation: sitting,...

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4-day Spring Intensive

4-day Spring Intensive

Thursday – Sunday, April 9 – April 12, 2020 (Thursday, 10 a.m. – Sunday, 3 p.m.) A silent four-day Vipassana Intensive for those of you who have been...

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Nature and Bird-watching Day with Joe Neal

Nature and Bird-watching Day with Joe Neal

Saturday, April 25, 2020 Nature Day with our expert nature guide, Joe Neal… This is an annual springtime tradition now, and folks from all over the Ozarks show up…we’ll...

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Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Sunday, May 3, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. This is your one-day opportunity to take a personal tour into various Vipassana meditation practices: sitting, walking, eating and...

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Quaker gathering/ retreat time

Quaker gathering/ retreat time

May 8-9th, 2020 These incredible peace-makers contribute so much to our community and to world consciousness. This is their time to renew and refresh. Check with Gladys...

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Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

May 15 – May 17, 2020 Experience an eclectic, organic approach to creating music in a provocatively creative atmosphere. Our extremely popular, semi-annual leap...

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Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Led by Joy Fox. Again, a one-day experience with a guided tour into the Theravadan Vipassana meditation practices of...

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Eight-Day Intensive Retreat with Joy

Eight-Day Intensive Retreat with Joy

Saturday, June 6th (3 p.m.) – Saturday, June 13th (3 p.m.) Please understand, dear yogis, that the weather in June can be extremely hot. There’s no a.c. at Wattle...

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Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:30 am – 3:30 pm This might be the ultimate way to celebrate your independence, from suffering. It will be another one-day exploration into the...

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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

Jimmye Whitfield

Jimmye Whitfield

VariYoga & Kundalini Instructor

Mark Cain

Mark Cain

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

T J Dorjee (Geshe-la)

T J Dorjee (Geshe-la)

Vajrayana Study/Meditation Retreats

Joe Neal

Joe Neal

Spring Nature Walk / Bird watch