Dharma Treasure Retreat Center is located on five secluded acres, high in the historic Cochise Stronghold Canyon of southeastern Arizona’s Dragoon Mountains and bordered by Coronado National Forest. It’s a truly stunning place to go on retreat. The canyon is located within one of North America’s few dozen “sky islands.” These spots of high elevation dot the southwest United States and northwest Mexico, and together form the largest remaining oak forest in the world. Straddling the gap between temperate and tropical climate zones, they are host to an enormous diversity of wild life.
Dharma Treasure Retreat Center has been designed with, not against, nature. The center features water harvesting systems, solar panels providing nearly all of our power, the strategic location of buildings designed to maximize the benefit of solar passive heating; compost toilets; grey water systems; natural building materials (including straw bale); ponds, swales, and berms to direct our rainwater; and the management of native shrubs and grasses.