Retreats and workshops in a stunning wilderness setting just 30 minutes from Boulder, CO.

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature


Watch a short video about the land and the project



180 acres of private river, meadow and woodland adjacent to Arapahoe National Forest and just a few miles from the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The land is set aside as a nature preserve and home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose, bear and beaver.



Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is a low cost home for spiritual practice, with an emphasis on practice in nature. We are a supportive place for deep practice, a place for meditation, retreats, workshops and Ecodharma; a place for learning from nature, teachers and other participants, and a place for discovering ourselves in a wild environment.

We bring Buddhism and Dharma back into the natural world where they originated, and in doing so, regain the connection and energy necessary to effectively address ecological and related social crises.

We call all of this Ecodharma.


Our Vision

  • Be a low cost home for spiritual and meditation retreats and workshops in nature.
  • Provide opportunities for deep practice in nature.
  • Support both group and solo practice.
  • Introduce activists to meditation, and furthermore, how activism can become their spiritual path.
  • Welcome all people, regardless of income, race, or identity.


Ecodharma connects Dharma teachings and practice with nature and the Earth. It involves spiritual practices to help us develop clarity, compassion, and courage, which are all needed to face humanity’s greatest challenge ever: the ecological crisis.

Both individual and collective transformation are needed: meditation overcomes the delusion of separation that is at the root of individual and societal suffering, and practicing in nature deepens our understand of non-duality to encompass the earth, inspiring us to work for its healing as our own.


How you can help

The property is now under contract. We are currently fundraising $500,000 by June to close on the purchase, and $440,000 by the end of 2017 to remodel the buildings. While some of that is pledged, leadership donations are needed.

If you are able to assist please send us an email.


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What is Ecodharma?

Ecodharma is a relatively new word, and its meaning is by no means fixed. The term combines the teachings of Buddhism and related spiritual traditions (dharma) with ecology or ecological concerns [...]


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