1551 SE 51st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32641, United States

(352) 213-2221

Finding Peace Through Meditation, Nature, and Spiritual Growth

Finding Peace Through Meditation, Nature, and Spiritual Growth

Finding Peace Through Meditation, Nature, and Spiritual GrowthFinding Peace Through Meditation, Nature, and Spiritual Growth

Teacher-led retreats, personal retreats, community satsang, meditation, yoga, kirtan, nature immersion in a forest refuge

About Us

Meditation, Yoga, Kirtan, More--for Everyone



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.
  • 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.


All are welcome, but please make reservations in advance by calling 352-213-2221 or emailing GainesvilleRetreat@gmail.com. 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 for teacher-led retreats as soon as you can before the space is filled!  

We are a community retreat center. 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. 


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Feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries you might have. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Gainesville Retreat Center


(352) 213-2221

By Appointment Only Please

Please call or email to set up an appointment.  

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