Schedule


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 this fall and Spring 2019 at Wattle Hollow!

 

Dharma Day

Saturday, October 20, 9:30 – 3 p.m.

This will be the last Wattle Hollow Dharma Day of the year, until spring, 2019.

Dharma Day is a wonderful opportunity for newcomers to be immersed in a one-day experience of Vipassana meditation…and for oldies to refresh their practice. Sitting, walking and eating techniques are shared, along with mild yoga before lunch.

No charge for this day, but advance registration (at least four days before the event) is required.

Lunch will be served. No charge, though donations are accepted. This retreat is highly suitable for beginners as well as oldies.

Registration Form (pdf)

Songwriters Creativity – Fall Retreat

October 26 – 28, 2018

Our usual MAGICAL weekend of friendship, music, spontaneity and creativity. This fills up fast, friends…Don’t wait too long to decide to join us.

songwriters-musicians-lg-vertThis group of artists has become very tight-knit, but is equally welcoming to new-comers….you could be the very newest family member to join us.

Contact Judy Smith to register or for more information.

The guides for this remarkable event are the marvelously receptive, creative, and available Jack Williams, and Still on the Hill’s Donna and Kelly Mulholland.

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More about the instructors at this link.

“This was an amazing gathering and so full of positive energy and inspiration…And thanks to all the attendees who provided a safe and supportive place for us all to try new things with the knowledge that you were all right there with us.” ~ Steve K

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Four-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

Thursday, November 8th (9:30 am) – Sunday, November 11th (3 pm)

(Out-of-town retreatants are welcome to arrive Wednesday night.)

Sorry. This retreat is now full, with a lengthy waiting list. There will be more in-depth intensives in April and June, 2019.

“Going Within”

This is a kind of preparation for the darker nights of winter, to strengthen and sink down into our powerful ability to penetrate past shadowy obstacles and access our own inner light of wisdom.

Our methods will include Vipassana meditation, writing, yoga, group sharing, group naps, group cooking.

We will begin on Thursday morning and wrap up on Sunday after lunch.

Cost: by donation (No one is ever turned away from meditation retreats on account of finances. This is an ancient Buddhist tradition).

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

In-town Dharma Day

Saturday, December 1st
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This day of silent Vipassana meditation, with guidance from Joy, will also include lunch and a 50-minute stretching period. The entire day will be held in noble silence, except for group discussions.

Charge: dana/donation. (No one is ever turned away for lack of finances.)

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.

‘Being Where You Are’ Retreat

March 29 – 31, 2019

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 a decade 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

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

This will be our first Dharma Day of 2019.

Dharma Day is a wonderful opportunity for newcomers to be immersed in a one-day experience of Vipassana meditation…and for oldies to refresh their practice. Sitting, walking and eating techniques are shared, along with mild yoga before lunch.

No charge for this day, but advance registration (at least four days before the event) is required.

Lunch will be served. No charge, though donations are accepted.

Cost: dana/donation
Registration Form (pdf)

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Another Magical Walk into the World of Kundalini Yoga with Jimmye Whitfield.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We all agreed that this had to become a semi-annual tradition at Wattle Hollow. Jimmye will share chanting,kriyas, pranayama, and dance. Joy will also share some Vipassana traditions involving lovingkindness, and eating in silence.

This will fill up so don’t wait too long, dears…in fact, everything has had a waiting list so far this year!

Lunch provided.
Cost: $35. – $50. (sliding fee scale)

(Read more about Jimmye on Teacher Profile page.)

Registration Form (pdf)

Volunteer Work Day

Saturday, April 20th – 9:30 – 5:00 p.m.

We had so much fun and got so much done, we decided that this should be another semi-annual tradition!

Potluck lunch. We’ll be pruning, planting, cleaning…and who knows what else?

Springing Forth 4-day Vipassana Intensive

Thursday -Sunday, April 25 -28th

(Out-of-town retreatnts may arrive the night before, on Wednesday.)

Springing Forth – 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.

Cost: dana/donation

Registration Form (pdf)

Dharma Day

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 – 3 p.m.

This is your one-day opportunity to take a personal tour in the Vipassana meditation practices of sitting, walking, eating and loving-kindness. 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)

 

Songwriter’s Creativity Weekend

May 17 – May 19, 2019

Our extremely popular, semi-annual leap into the land of child-like creativity and musical family bonding. You won’t regret joining us, as we are 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.

Annual Eight-Day Meditation Retreat with Joy

Saturday, June 1st (3 p.m.) – Saturday, June 8th (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