The Mandala Center

The Mandala Center Workshops

We are excited about the workshops we have planned for 2014! We update our workshop pages throughout the year so please check back often.

A message from one of our guests...

As we did last year and the year before we went to our place of spiritual retreat, The Mandala Center, in northeastern New Mexico. Always new people to meet - people with fascinating life stores and intriguing views. Always new taste delights. The scene from our juniper clad hilltop set on the great plains brings peace to the soul, and the interior of the unique buildings invites the spirit to expand and soar while cradling the body in comfort and safety. – Beverly

Micacous Clay Workshop: In the Tradition of the Jicarilla Apache
Sheldon Nunez-Velarde
Shelden Nunez-VelardeSunday June 15th - Saturday, June 21st

Learn how to make pottery in the tradition of the Jicarilla Apache. Shelden belongs to the Ollero clan, sometimes referred to as the mountain people-pottery makers. His interest in the art of pottery started at an early age and Shelden has developed his own unique style. He specializes in hand coiling traditional Jicarilla Apache pottery. This is a very popular workshop. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

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Svastha for Wellness: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Monique Parker
Monique ParkerThursday July 24th - Sunday, July 27th

Join Monique Parker as she leads you step-by-step into a journey of personal transformation using the ancient and practical tools of yoga. Everyone needs the time to unplug from the stress of daily life to delve deeper into spiritual practice. Through breath-centered mindful asana classes, Vedic chanting, meditation, and guided exercises and discussions about the philosophical roots of yoga psychology, you learn how to live a more authentic, happy and healthy life.

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The Red Tent: Women Coming Together to Experience Balance and Empowerment
Stevi Belle
Stevi BelleThursday, August 14th - Sunday, August 17th

The concept of the Red Tent Retreat has been adapted from its ancient origins to provide a place, space and time for women to come together in a sacred community for the purpose of ceremony, growth and rejuvenation. The retreat will include the opportunity for personal and group experiences intended to support each woman in transcending and transforming energies that have blocked her from the experience of "having it all".

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Going from Nowhere to Now Here: Finding Power, Meaning & Peace Through Change
Cheryl Eckl
Cheryl EcklSeptember 10th - 14th

Change creates disruption and an undomfortable feeling that we may actually try to escape too quickly. In this dynamic retreat, Cheryl Eckl compassionately guides us through change with her innovative system called The LIGHT Process. For those who sense that the more dramatic the shift, the greater the opportunity for deep transformation, this is the breakthrough you've been waiting for to find meaning, peace, and a way to help others.

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Writing As A Spiritual Path: The Transformational Power of Story
Mark Matousek
Mark MatousekOctober 2nd - 5th

Writing is a powerful tool for self-realization. Exploring our deepest feelings and experiences through language, we gain insight into our core stories, beliefs, fears, expectations, desires, dreams, and inherent wisdom. Writing in this way, we discover the truth about who we are, and who we aren't. When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed. Learn the art of self-inquiry through life writing, how to shape your written story on the page, and how writing can be used as a daily enlightenment practice. Although seasoned writers are welcome, no writing experience is necessary.

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Brush Wisdom: Messages from a Contemplative Heart
Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT
Thomas RobertsOctober 9th - 12th

Brush Wisdom is less about painting and more about how your life expresses itself. Explore the inter-play of mind, body and spirit through the expressive use of the brush stroke in an atmosphere of contemplative calm and peace. When your mind is spacious, clear and calm, your brush wisdom will naturally emerge.The foundation of Brush Wisdom is a clear mind, free of all thoughts. The paintings come from silence and stillness.There is no technique.This is the beauty of Brush Wisdom.

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Register by calling 575-278-3002

You may pay by credit card (visa or mastercard) over the phone or send in a check or money order within 10 days of registration payable to The Mandala Center. (PO Box 158 Des Moines New Mexico 88418) Payment in full is expected at the time of registration. Space is not held until payment is arranged.

Do you have a spouse or friend who would like to come on retreat but NOT attend the workshop with you? Call us for prices for lodging and meals only and bring them along!

Please register early if you are interested in a workshop. Workshops may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.


Check in Information

Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on the first day of your workshop unless otherwise noted in workshop schedule. If you wish to arrive early, or would like to extend your stay, please contact us. We offer a 15% on lodging for additional nights. Our staff will assist you with registration and see you to your roomsl. Dinner is generally at 6 p.m. preceded by a brief orientation. An evening introduction session with your workshop instructor will follow dinner. Workshop leaders will establish the daily routines/sessions with you. Workshops generally end at lunch time on the final day (usually Sunday). We ask guests to be out of their rooms by 12 p.m. on the day of departure.


Cancellation Policies

Our fees and cancellation policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

Although it is our desire that all programs are successful, circumstances do arise that lead to a need for cancellation. The Mandala Center reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If The Mandala Center cancels a program you will receive a full refund on the program and accommodation fees. We are not responsible for travel expenses incurred due to cancellations.

We cannot offer refunds beyond the policies listed. We are not able to give refunds due to bad weather conditions or for anyone who simply does not show up for a program. We cannot give refunds for anyone who must leave a program early or does not participate in portions of a program.

We keep our fees as low as possible (and our non-profit subsidizes portions of all programs) to make it as affordable as possible for guests. Due to this practice we are unable to reduce rates further or refund beyond our stated policies.

If you must cancel your registration written notice is preferred via email, fax, or mail. information@mandalacenter.org
Fax 575-278-3001
PO Box 158 Des Moines NM 88418

Cancellations prior to 30 days: full refund minus a $75 processing fee.

Cancellations made within 15-30 prior: 50% refund of total fee OR a non-refundable credit for the full amount transferable to any future program or stay within one year of issue minus a $150 processing fee. (note: a gift certificate will be issued for credit and must be presented/mentioned upon registration for future event/stay to receive credit.)

Cancellations 8 - 14 days prior: 25% refund of total fee.

Cancellations 7 days or less prior: No refunds are issued.