Schedule


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 loving-kindness.

Joy will guide everyone through the exercises. All are welcome, though pre-registration must be no less than three days before the retreat (e.g.the Wednesday before).

A great chance for beginning meditators to get their feet wet, and for oldies to refresh their practice.

We also do a mild 50-minute stretching/yoga session. Lunch will be served.
No charge for this day, though dana/donations are accepted.

Location: 344 Combs Avenue house. It is six blocks from the downtown square in Fayetteville, and fifty yards from Nature’s Water, on Huntsville Rd.

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 off.

If you’d like to receive her “Tales From Thailand” stories, email Joy  and you’ll be included.

Scroll down the Schedule page to see what is coming up Spring and Summer 2020 at Wattle Hollow!

‘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 enough to make us want to continue this experiment for 14 years now. Join Mark Cain and Joy Fox for this mind/body exploration into a world of possibilities.

You don’t need expertise in either field…..thus the title. There will be Yin Yoga and pranayama also thrown into the mix.

Cost $150 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) includes lodging, meals and instruction.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

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, walking, eating, and loving-kindness exercises.

There will also be a light yoga/stretching period before lunch.

This is a perfect opportunity for new students to receive full instruction in these simple but profound traditions, and for older students to refresh and/or reinvent their habits of practice. The day will be spent in noble silence, except for guiding instructions and group discussion.

Lunch will be provided.
No charge, though dana is accepted
Registration Form (pdf)

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 yearning for more in depth time to examine and observe where silence meets you inside, and/or the crazy
mental sounds of monkeychittering
that are not actually you, as you become the witness…

We will have an opportunity to go deeper into the Buddhist Dhamma (shammatta, panna, sila) than usual. We will practice the 8 precepts, fasting from lunch until breakfast. The meditations will be augmented with daily stretching, pranayama, individual interviews with Joy, group cooking and nap-time after lunch.

Cost: dana/donation
(Out-of-town retreatants may arrive the night before, on Wednesday.)
This always fills up, so don’t wait too long to register, dears.

Registration Form (pdf)

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 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.

No charge for this day, friends.

All are welcome to join us.

Read Joe Neal’s bio at this link.

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 metta/loving-kindness. All are welcome, though registration must be no less than three days before the retreat (e.g. the Wednesday before).

A great chance for beginning meditators to get their feet wet, and for oldies to refresh their practice.

We also do a mild 50-minute stretching/yoga session.
Lunch will be served.
No charge for this day; dana/donations are accepted.

Registration Form (pdf)

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 Tiffany for details.

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 into creativity and music – led by our talented and creative teachers Donna and Kelly Mulholland, and Jack Williams into a special (and perhaps previously unknown) territory within our hearts.

Contact Judy Smith for details and registration.

More about the instructors at this link.

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 sitting, walking, eating and lovingkindness.
We’ll also do an hour of  stretching/yoga exercises. This is a great opportunity for new-comers to meditation, as well as our wonderful oldies.
All are welcome, though registration must be no less than three days before the retreat (e.g.the Wednesday before).

No charge for this day, though dana/donations are accepted.

Registration Form (pdf)

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 Hollow. And we have no shortage of ticks and chiggers in the Ozark woodlands…We will be fasting between lunch and breakfast. If you’re still reading this, I invite you to join us on this amazing adventure!

Some of you may be ready to jump into this fascinating adventure for a deeper and longer stretch of time. The meditations will be augmented with daily stretching, pranayama,  individual interviews with Joy, group cooking and nap-time after lunch.

Cost: dana/donation

Sign-up is required at least one week in advance, please. If you know you want to come, don’t wait too long to sign up…this retreat always fills up. (Come to think of it, they all do!)

Retreat Registration Form (pdf

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
Vipassana meditative practices of sitting, walking, eating, and metta/lovingkindness. The day will be held in Noble Silence, but there are group discussions and guided explanations from Joy. We’ll also do an hour of stretching/yoga before lunch.
No charge for this day (though dana is accepted).
Registration required; deadline is the Wednesday before
our retreat.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

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Dharma Day

Saturday, July 26, 2020 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This is a one-day immersion into Noble Silence, and the Vipassana
meditation practices of sitting, walking, eating and lovingkindness.

Joy will guide everyone through the exercises. All are welcome, though pre-registration must be no less than three days before the retreat (e.g.the Wednesday before). A great chance for beginning meditators to get their feet wet, and for oldies to refresh their practice.

We also do a mild 50-minute stretching/yoga session.
Lunch will be served.
No charge for this day, though dana/donations are accepted.

Registration Form (pdf)