The Mandala Center

Our Facilities

The Mandala Center is a quiet, intimate retreat center offering accommodations for up to 24 people in double room occupancy.

The Main Lodge...Casa Mandala

The Casa Mandala offers spacious and comfortable rooms with large windows welcoming nature’s splendor. Decorated with a wide variety of heirloom furniture and art from around the world its curving walls mirror the slopes of Sierra Grande Mountain.

Other features include
  • a dining area and prep kitchen
  • a 30 foot tower rising above our circular sanctuary
  • a spiral staircase ascending guests to a contemplation loft
  • a large outdoor deck overlooking the Capulin Volcano
  • a library
  • a gift shop
  • enclosed deck area

The Wolf LodgeThe Wolf Lodge

This straw bale structure, completed in 1997, was added when it became clear the “Center” was calling to the world and welcoming travelers, modern pilgrims, and seekers to its doors.

The Wolf Lodge is approximately 3,200 square feet and includes 8 guest rooms (double occupancy) and a large common area for meetings, relaxation, and fellowship. Each room has its own private bath and one bathroom is especially designed for handicapped accessibility. This lodge also includes a kitchenette for guests, particularly those on private individual retreat, to use for food preparation. There is a covered broad deck looking up to the peak of Sierra Grande and across the range to Capulin National Monument. Full capacity is 16 people.


The Deer LodgeThe Deer Lodge

Next to the Casa Mandala is a smaller quieter structure that houses four double occupancy rooms and shared baths. It is approximately 1,400 square feet with foyers but does not have a common area or kitchenette. The rooms serve as suites with a bath area between them. The bath area is divided allowing for the separate use of showers and toilet/sink areas. Full capacity is 8 people.


LabyrinthThe Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a winding pathway, created in circuits, leading to a center. It is considered to be a spiritual tool that helps us to “center” ourselves. The labyrinth image has been in use in cultures around the world for thousands of years and is believed to represent a pilgrimage of sacred meaning. Our labyrinth is imaged after the Chartres design in the Chartres Cathedral in France, which was built around the year 1200AD. We offer this space for your use for prayer, meditation and inspiration. You can also view our Labyrinth on the Labyrinth Locator at


The Chapel of San LorenzoChapel of San Lorenzo

The historic outdoor Chapel of San Lorenzo, hidden among the junipers on the property, has been a place of pilgrimage for local gatherers over the years. The shrine was established more than 60 years ago by Jake Lujan and his wife Dolores in honor of his father Lorenzo Lujan and San Lorenzo. Jake was one of seven sons and his father passed away in 1937. Mass was held at the outdoor shrine as a tradition. The Chapel provides an intriguing and soulful place for quiet reflection.


Ropes CourseThe Challenge Course

The Challenge Course serves as a way to determine how people face difficult tasks, communicate in groups and solve problems in real time. The high-elements course combines climbing and balancing and allows participants to learn to work together and face their fears while developing physical and mental problem-solving skills. These same skills are enhanced with the low-elements course without the heights

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Dining Area
The Dining Room in the Main Lodge
Full Kitchen in the Main Lodge
Fountain Room
Fountain Room in the Main Lodge
Piano Room
Piano located in the Fountain Room
Blue Room
Blue Room in the Main Lodge
Covered Patio
Covered Patio off the main kitchen
Wolf Lodge Main Room
Wolf Lodge Main Room
Wolf Lodge Bedroom
Wolf Lodge Bedroom
Wolf Lodge Porch
Wolf Lodge Back Porch