The Mandala Center

The Mandala Center Workshops

We have some great events and workshops scheduled for 2017! We add events throughout the year so please check our website often for updates and new additions.

The view from Wolf Lodge Deck
Self Guided Retreats

Spend time with us in the beautiful stillness of northeastern New Mexico. Located on the slopes of Sierra Grande mountain, the Mandala Center provides space for you to rest, relax, and rejuvenate for the coming year.

Meals are not provided for these retreats but guests are welcome to use the Wolf Lodge kitchenette for food preparation.


Special Room Rate for multiple nights. Please call for availability.

Life Transitions Workshops

"The only thing constant in life is change." ... Rochefoucauld

We face changes every day. Breaking out of our normal routine and thought patterns can be stressful. Even changes that bring happiness into our lives can cause us to be anxious. Join us for a series of Life Transitions Workshops where presenters will share techniques in dealing with change and how to incorporate change into a happier, healthier lifestyle.

These are FREE workshops... everyone is invited!

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Liz VanlandinghamCentering Prayer Retreat
Liz VanLandingham
Friday, May 12th - Sunday, May 14th

In this Centering Prayer retreat, you will learn about a prayer method in which you sit in silence with God, opening your mind, heart and whole being to the Ultimate Mystery—beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through Centering Prayer, we respond to God’s invitation to enter into a loving, intimate and ever-deepening relationship. The practice prepares us to be open and available to God’s divine action and presence in the innermost recesses of our being. During this retreat you will have opportunity develop a receptive attitude, opening your heart to God’s Divine love and grace, through Centering Prayer sessions, sacred silence, spiritual journaling, and Lectio Divina.

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2017 Summer Youth ProgramSummer Day Camp
Mandala Discovery Program for Youth Ages 8-15
Three Sessions
June 12-14, June 26-28, July 5-7
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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For more information or to register your child please call the Center at 575.278.3002.

Shelden Nunez-VelardeMicaceous Clay Workshop: In the Tradition of the Jicarilla Apache
Shelden Nunez-Velarde
Sunday, June 18th - Saturday, June 24th

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. This is a great hands-on workshop. Space is limited so be sure to register early. We will waive the material fee for the first 10 registrations!

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Thomas RobertsMindfulness, It Is Not What You Think:
An Introduction to Practice
Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT
Friday, Sept. 29th - Sunday,Oct. 1st

Beginning the path of mindfulness meditation is an ideal opportunity to live our lives with great patience, openness, and compassion. Living from a practice of mindfulness, offers useful ways of being more focused and alert to the flow of your life, feeling more grounded with a quiet mind and open heart. This retreat will be a very dynamic and practical experience where we can peel back the layers of self-deception to see things clearly, as they truly are. The more we wake up, the more we can live our lives from an open compassionate heart, and a balanced calm mind; from a deep place of innate wisdom.

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Occasionally retreat leaders open their private workshops to others seeking a retreat and we are happy to include these events in our listings.To register for the workshops listed below please visit their websites or call the Mandala Center for more information.

Allow Your Success Now...Empowered by Love
George Carradini
July 20th - July 23rd, 2017
    During the retreat you will experience:
  • A safe, loving environment to discuss ideas and share insights
  • A beautiful environment to refresh, relax, and renew
  • Guided meditations In-depth training on the 5-step process ALLOW Your Success Now©
  • Free time for reflection, exploring or just resting
  • Exercises to help you experience more Love and Joy in your life
  • A greater understanding of the impact of Love on your health, relationships, and overall well-being

George CarradiniGeorge Carradini, a certified QSCA Life Coach, has been in coaching and leadership positions for more than 30 years. Active in church, civic, and professional organizations, George brings a caring and calming influence to those around him. He has received numerous military and professional awards for leadership, training, and personal accomplishments while serving in the US Marine Corps, and both privately and publicly held financial firms. Always eager to assist others, George decided to become a Certified Law of Attraction Coach in 2010. Since 2010, George has logged over 1000 hours of coaching in both group and individual settings. He joined the Tulsa Law of Attraction meetup group in 2011 and has been the organizer of the 600-member group since 2012. George is also the founder of Allow Your Success Now Coaching Academy and is the author of the forthcoming book, Allow Your Success Now – 5 Simple Steps to Drop Your Bags and Start Your Journey.

Commuter Rates and Day Passes are Available
If your group is looking for a place to meet please contact us for more information about our facility rental.


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.
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.