Schedule


Joy’s Solo Retreat Time

July 22nd -September 10, 2019

JOY’S SOLO RETREAT TIME…
Wattle Hollow is absolutely closed to all visitors.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Vajrayana study with Thupten Dorje

Saturday September 28th 5 p.m. – Sunday September 29th, 5 p.m.

Join us for an evening and a day of studies with a Vajrayana master, locally known as Geshe-la here at the University of AR where he teaches.

Cost: by donation, to Geshe la and to Wattle Hollow.

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

Dharma Day

Saturday, September 14, 9:30 – 3 p.m.

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)

Four-Day Meditation Itensive

October 3rd – 6th, 2019
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 monkey-chittering 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 naptime after lunch.

Cost: dana/donation

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

Retreat Registration Form (pdf)

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

Sunday, October 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Come join us for another wonderful walk through the
world of Kundalini yoga, with a very special and very popular teacher: Jimmye Whitfield
(Read more about Jimmye on Teacher Profile page.)

We’ll start at 10 a.m. and finish up at 3:30, after an enchanted day of asana, chanting, philosophy… and
supplemented with some  lovingkindness meditations led by Joy.

Cost: $35. Includes lunch, but no one will be turned away for lack of finances.

Registration Form (pdf)

Songwriters Creativity – Fall Retreat

October 18 – 20, 2019

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 more details: judysmith221@gmail.com

Donna and Kelly Mulholland, and Jack Williams

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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Dharma Day

Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 3 p.m.

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 preregistration 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)

One-day Vajrayana retreat with Thubten Dorje

Geshe Thubten Dorjee’s annual fall retreat

Sunday, October 27th (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Read Bio in the Teacher Profiles page

Pre-registration required, at least by Wednesday evening before the event.

There is an option to arrive Saturday evening, the night before the retreat begins… and perhaps enjoy an evening around a campfire with Geshe-la.

Lunch will be served on Sunday.
Cost: donation/dana, for our teacher, Geshe-la.

Registration Form (pdf)

Dharma Day

Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

This will be the last opportunity to meditate at Wattle Hollow until the spring, 2020. Wattle Hollow will be closed for three months in the winter, while Joy goes to Thailand and Cambodia.

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.

Registration Form (pdf)

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In-town Dharma Day

Saturday, December 7
9:30 am – 3:00 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.