The Mandala Center

The Mandala Center Workshops

The health and well-being of all who visit the Center has been important to us. Therefore, in light of the restrictions and expectations required to protect everyone’s health and well-being in the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we will suspend all programs and stays at The Mandala Center. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you as more information becomes available.

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.

RobinBirding Adventures

Did you know observing birds is an extremely effective mindfulness practice. Listening for birdsong not only deepens attention, but also contributes to reduced stress and anxiety.

Watching for birds—often small, shy, and flighty creatures—makes use of silence, patience, and a focused attention that very naturally leads to an experience of mindfulness.

As part of our Mandala Experience weekends we invite you to join Kelly Ricks, our program specialist, for a brief introduction to the basics of birding, and create a personal list of observations to submit to ebird: a citizen-science initiative that collects data from millions of observers around the world and makes it available to students, scientists, conservationists, and others interested in understanding the lives and movements of our feathered friends.

Please contact us for more information about Birding at the Center.

Where are You and Where are You Going?

The Mandala ExperienceThe Mandala Experience
Self-Care and Adventure

Refresh and renew body, mind, and spirit through rest, prayer, and meditation. Spend time surrounded by nature and enjoy delicious, freshly prepared meals.

Planned Activities:

  • Night Sky Viewing
  • Experience the InterSpiritual Meditation model
  • Birding Adventure
  • Quiet time
  • Hiking...trails, the labyrinth, and The Mandala Walk
  • Nourishing, great tasting meals
  • Fresh, healthy breakfast
  • Optional Saturday Massage ($60...schedule when you register)
Only $160 per person for a shared room for 2
$230 per person for a private room
Call 575.278.3002 to register.

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.

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.