The Mandala Center

2019 Workshops

Dee BurksThe Secrets to Six Figure Freelance

Dee Burks

October 11th - 12th



Dee Burks has assisted over 150 authors in writing their own story. She has been working in publishing more than 25 years and owned a publishing company in Texas for ten years that specialized in personal development and business books.

Dee has worked with authors such as Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Mark Victor Hanson, David Oreck, John Maxwell and many others. Dee is a #1 bestselling author and taught continuing education classes on writing for Amarillo College for several years. She now concentrates most her time on her own work, much of which is set in beautiful Northern New Mexico.

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Whether you want to just earn a little extra on the side or make writing your fulltime career, the opportunities to earn a living by freelancing are almost endless. But that doesn’t mean it’s a slam dunk! Come learn the secrets that will allow you to break in faster, earn long time clients and create a life you have only dreamed about.

In this class we will learn:

  • What kind of income is possible as a freelancer?
  • How do you break in with no experience?
  • Where do you find opportunities and get the jobs?
  • How do you withstand the highs and lows?
  • Why do so many freelancers fail?
  • How do you track your business and profit?

If you’ve ever wondered if you can make money freelancing, this class will jump start your journey. Come learn the secrets from someone who has been a successful freelance writer for over twenty years!

Workshop begins with dinner on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Fees

To Register please call us at 575.278.3002.


Price includes lodging, 3 meals, and workshop fees.
Commuter Rate: $79.00 (includes meals and workshop fee)

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.

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.