59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, California, 92252, United States
Joshua Tree Retreat Center is a secluded, peaceful, desert getaway that provides a unique opportunity for contemplation, study and reflection. Within the 420 acres of pristine desert land that comprises the Retreat Center, is the facility known as Friendship Hall and adjoining accommodations that will house the 5-Day Professional Training. Designed by architect Lloyd Wright, in collaboration with his father Frank Lloyd Wright, the building affords desert vistas from nearly all directions and opportunities to explore the surroundings during breaks in the program.All sessions and meals will be held in newly-remodeled and updated Friendship Hall, which features a marvelous stone fireplace and views across the retreat center, to the desert and mountains beyond. Attendees can wander out onto the deck area to take in a sunset or bask in the warmth of a winter sunrise. Roadrunners and other desert wildlife are frequently visible among the surrounding foliage and in the shadow of the intriguing Joshua Trees scattered across the landscape. Late fall through mid-winter in the desert is typically comfortable and February in the desert is typically comfortable (mid-60s to 70s) during the day, and intermittently windy, and a bit chilly (40s) at night and in the early mornings.
Immediately adjacent to Friendship Hall are the retreat-style accommodations in which participants will be staying during the training. Recently updated and refurbished throughout, the double-occupancy rooms are furnished with single beds and all linens and towels are provided. Most rooms share an adjoining bathroom with another room. If you do not request a specific roommate, we will assign one for you.
We will have this part of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center to ourselves during the 5 days and attendees can wander the facility’s labyrinth, medicine wheel and trails during short breaks in the program. While there may not be sufficient time during the workshop, you might want to allow some time before or afterwards to visit nearby Joshua Tree National Monument. Joshua Tree is a spectacular and striking area that is worth exploring.
Distances from nearby airports:
San Diego Lindbergh Field (SAN): 160 miles
Los Angeles International (LAX): 140 miles
Ontario International Airport (ONT): 86 miles
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 36 miles
The UCSD Center for Mindfulness will set up a Ride Share Bulletin Board in coordinating shuttle rides for those arriving by air at Palm Springs (PSP), Ontario (ONT) and Los Angeles International (LAX) airports. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.