The Mandala Center

The Mandala Center Workshops

We have some great events and workshops scheduled for 2019! 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.

Sierra GrandeSierra Grande Hike

Celebrating National Trails Day on June 1st

Join us on National Trails Day in the grand adventure of hiking to the top of Sierra Grande, the most unique extinct shield volcano in the area. You will climb 2,200 feet above the plains and walk on 2.5-million-year-old rocks made of two-pyroxene andesite. Sierra Grande is one of the few places where both pyroxene groups occur in the same rock.

When: Saturday, June 1st

Time: Depart from The Mandala Center at 7:30 am Return to the Center around 2:30 pm

Items you should bring with you:

  • A Day Pack
  • Your Lunch – we will eat on top
  • Water – at least 16oz
  • Hat and Sunscreen – the sun can be intense
  • Good Hiking Footwear – terrain is rocky
  • Jacket, preferably water/wind resistant – weather changes abruptly
  • Cost: No Charge … A donation to The Mandala Center greatly appreciated

*** Special Offer ***

Spend Friday night at the Center - Arrive early evening

Enjoy a 6:30 am Saturday breakfast before the hike

Only $ 50.00/private room or $75.00/ shared room for 2. (Saturday night stay also available … call for pricing.)

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The View from the Top will be Spectacular!

Summer Camps2019 Summer Camps

The Mandala Center is excited to once again offer a unique outdoor learning experience to young people age 8 to 15. The Center is offering three, 3-day camps (Sierra Mandala) and two, 4-day camps (Raton Ridge) in June and July.

These day camps will be filled with exciting outdoor experiences for the campers. Camp activities will include hiking, challenge course, bike riding, environmental arts, and arts and crafts projects.

New this year, the Center is working with the New Mexico Lions Clubs to offer a 4-day Leo Leadership Camp experience for 15-16 year olds. After attending this camp, these new leaders will be working with their sponsoring clubs on service learning community projects across New Mexico.

Please click on the links for more details about each camp...

Space is limited so register early! It's going to be a fun filled summer!

Dee BurksThe Secrets to Six Figure Freelance

Dee Burks
July 19th & 20th

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.

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 is a #1 bestselling author and now concentrates most her time on her own work, much of which is set in beautiful Northern New Mexico.

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Ed BastianInterSpiritual Meditation (ISM)

Dr. Ed Bastian
August 16th - 19th

Please join us for a wonderful weekend on InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM). Our time together will be punctuated by the 7 Steps of InterSpiritual Meditation. Sessions will include meditation, explanations, discussions and breakout sessions led by me and our Certified Mentors. ISM Facilitators-in-training will work personally with mentors and practice partners. In addition to delicious meals and vibrant sessions of the day, you can walk the labyrinth and traverse the 7-Step ISM trail that winds through the spacious grounds and the beauty of the natural environment.

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Thomas RobertsEmbodied Presence
Vipassana & Mindful Yoga Retreat

Thomas Roberts and Monique Parker
September 19th - 22nd

In this special collaborative retreat integrating Zen Vipassana with Mindful Therapeutic Yoga, we will explore the cultivation of energy, movement, self-inquiry, and breath awareness as a means of accessing internal layers of consciousness, vitality and deep inner peace.

Monique ParkerRetreat includes Vedic Chanting and Tibetan Singing Bowls. Arrive “as is” and expect to return home enlivened, grounded, replenished, and supported with tools for your practice. 3 nights/4 days

THOMAS ROBERTS is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and a 50 Year practitioner of Zen Buddhism.

MONIQUE PARKER is a Yoga Therapist, Vedic Chant Teacher and a 25 year practitioner of Classic Yoga.

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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.

If your group is looking for a place to meet please contact us for more information about our facility rental.


Next Horizon Yoga

June 6th - 10th

Join us in this beautiful retreat setting in North Eastern New Mexico!

With ample time for rest and relaxation, we will also have structured time including yoga, discussion, self inquiry, and our special take on Yoga Philosophy. “From Kansas to Oz and Back Again” The Wizard of Oz provides a wealth of rich metaphor that we can directly relate to Yoga Philosphy. This timeless story gives us fun, relatable ways to help us understand how to escape the limiting self-beliefs that keep us feeling lost, fearful, stuck, and frozen. We will take a fresh look at this classic film, and undertake our own journey - exploring the characters and deeper messages within this story as it relates to understanding our personal self-limiting beliefs.

We will also explore Quantum Physics and Human Consciousness with the film "What the Bleep Do we Know" a movie that combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness.

Cost: Early registration $699, after May 15th $750. Includes meals and lodging, double occupancy. Private rooms available at additional cost.

$100 deposit required to hold your spot, due by May 15, 2019.

Space is limited to 16 participants double occupancy – 3 single occupant rooms available.

Contact: To enroll please email

Infinite Flow of Creativity

Draw from your Infinite Flow of Creativity

Colette Armijo (Hari Karan Kaur), Prabhu Kaur, and Gina Ojeda
August 9th - 11th

Join in this retreat to connect with your source and own unique flow!

  • Painting Your Canvas of Creativity
  • Evening Sacred Sound Immersions
  • Early Morning Sadhana
  • Gentle Yoga Flow
  • Massage (additional cost of $60 and must be booked in advance)
  • Breath Walk Meditation
  • Hiking and Walking Trails
  • Nourishing Meals
  • Cozy Retreat Accommodation
  • Amazing Friendships

Only $370 per person...includes meals, accommodations, and participation in all activities.

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To register contact Colette at 575.707.2725 or email

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.