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Front Gate

Administration Building

Guest Lounge (in Administration building)

Reception (in Administration building)

The Retreat House

Library (in the Retreat House)

Conference Room (in the Retreat House)

Christmas Eve Visitors

About One Heart Retreat Center

One Heart Retreat Center rests on 12.2 acres of wooded land with three existing houses, a barn, a potting shed, a pond and creek, and a large garden plot. The smallest of the three houses is the Minister’s home. The next smaller is our administrative center, with the Minister’s office, a registration/reception area, two bedrooms for work exchange folks, and a lobby/lounge area. The largest house, the actual Retreat Center holds three dorm rooms, a classroom, and a conference room, in addition to the kitchen, pantry, and dining hall. Between the administration building and the Retreat Center, we are creating a gravel parking lot (just grass set off by logs right now). To the north of the parking lot is a stocked catfish pond, which provides an ideal meditative opportunity for many folks. To the south of the Retreat Center is a potting cottage that will be converted into a small meditation chapel.

As funds become available, we will add additional dorm space and a wedding chapel, as well as new outdoor facilities: a Japanese rock/meditation garden, a sweat lodge and medicine wheel (near the pond and beside the creek),  a rose labyrinth large enough to allow wheelchair access, and a small meditation chapel - converted from a doll-house potting shed. In order to be as self-sustaining as possible, we will also plant a large vegetable garden and a fruit orchard. The fruit orchard will be planted around the chapel, between our home and the garden.

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