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.
The programs we are most excited to host include:
Ecodharma workshops and retreats for activists, using the healing power of meditation in nature to ground and transform activism into a spiritual path of service to the community and to the earth.
Low cost retreats that are offered in the spirit of generosity, with teachers receiving only expenses and donations (Dana).
Silent meditation retreats, in groups and also on supported solos. All spiritual practice traditions are welcome, and local Sanghas are encouraged to use RMERC for weekends and day-longs as well as for longer retreats.
Retreats for underserved communities including people of color, veterans, youth, and other groups who have historically borne or will bear the brunt of ecological and socio-economic devastation; and are often at the forefront of spiritually-rooted activism.
While the 180-acres of the center provide an ideal setting for outdoor and nature-focused retreats, the lodge is comfortable year round for indoor retreats of up to 30 people.
If you are interested in offering a meditation retreat and renting the center, or for details about upcoming retreats, please see our Web site http://www.rmerc.org
RMERC was established in 2017, but the lodge at the retreat center is a historic three story building built in 1939. The lodge requires the use of stairs for access to showers, the bathrooms and halls are narrow, and the walkways and parking are unpaved. Due to the layout of the building, its historic nature, and land use restrictions, we are unable to add accessibility features beyond those already in place. Someone on a short retreat who is able to walk some would be fine, but for a longer retreat or for someone not walking, RMERC is probably not comfortable.