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Welcome To The Gainesville Retreat Center

The GRC offers teacher-led meditation retreats, community meditation, yoga, and kirtan, as well as personal retreats that can be customized.

Services and classes available include: meditation instruction, yoga classes, kirtan, dharma talks, mindfulness for kids and families, vegetarian cooking classes, massage, nutrition, vision boarding, guided nature hikes, Panchakarma (purifying Ayurvedic treatments), and Ayurvedic education seminars, some offered by donation and other fees depend upon length of stay.

We are located just ten minutes from the University of Florida, on over 100 acres of secluded forest conservation land.

  • 1200 square foot Dharma Room.

  • Top teachers and programs in meditation, yoga, and more.

  • Full vegetarian kitchen.

  • Miles of hiking trails and a large pool.

  • Camping and full-serivce RV sites available.

  • Very reasonable rates.

  • Facility available for private use/personal retreat time.

  • Regular community satsang/kirtan/meditation/yoga.

  • Check-in after 4 pm. Check out 11am.

Click here for info on scheduling a 2-7 Day Customized Retreat

Click here to see currently scheduled retreats.

All are welcome, but please make reservations in advance by calling 352-213-2221 or emailing Guided hikes and meditation instruction available upon request.

The Gainesville Retreat Center is managed by a non-profit corporation which also manages the property as a wildlife refuge.  All donations will go to the non-profit corporation. 

If possible, please register as soon as you can before the space is filled! Weekend retreats can be attended for the entire weekend or on specific days, as your schedule permits. We are a community retreat center. Rates are posted here. We also use the dana basket system to allow for our retreat participants to practice the paramita of giving, or generosity, by donating any additional funds they can, as the GRC relies on your donations to keep rates low and thus truly serve the kindred community. We also encourage participants to feel at home and contribute to the basic cleanliness and neatness of the center and living spaces during their stay.




Wildlife abounds on over 100 acres of protected land


Florida rat snake

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