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Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

PO Box 4051
Durango, CO 81302
Website:  www.vallecitos.org

Description of Organization

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center is a wilderness meditation and retreat center which concentrates its programs on the power of awareness and mindfulness. Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers opportunities to go to the deep woods, unplug and re-connect with the natural world. Their retreats and training offer practical tools and skills for personal growth and transformation and professional development. The programs are rooted in the teachings of the Buddha in the Theravada tradition. They offer a mix of dharma-based retreats as well as secular retreats containing a variety of offerings for the general population and retreats specifically for targeted groups such as Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Women, and People of Color.

The organization has a deep commitment to inclusion and welcoming of all groups regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, orientation or financial ability. To assist those without financial means, Vallecitos offers a sliding scale fee structure to allow retreatants to pay according to their means.

Grant(s) Awarded

In mid-2018 Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center received a $7,500 grant to provide needs-based fellowships for participants in their 2018 People of Color Fellowships who would not otherwise be able to attend a retreat.

In early, 2017 the Foundation made a grant in the amount of $10,000 to provide needs-based support for participants in the People of Color retreats who require financial assistance.