Our mission is to support all our guests in their spiritual, healing and environmental work and training programs, by providing a peaceful and nurturing space here in the quiet beauty of the coastal hills.
Located on a prime 485 acres in west Sonoma, Black Mountain Retreat Center consists of a cluster of one-storey buildings in the center of wooded valleys and open meadows, at around 1100 feet altitude. Rustic but very clean and comfortable, we have room for up to 125 people, although the place is just as welcoming for a small group of 12 (our minimum). Many groups have returned to stay with us year after year, drawn by the beautiful setting, great prices and friendly service.
Children are also most welcome at the Black Mountain Retreat Center, and we have an extensive range of books and indoor and outdoor toys for all ages, as well as high chairs for dining. Please ensure that adequate adult supervision is done by the parents/group participants as we are unable to offer childcare.
We are dedicated to serving whole-heartedly all those who come to Black Mountain…
We are an all-volunteer community in residence since early 2004, with staff of varied backgrounds and experience. Our unifying purpose is a commitment to a spiritual path of enquiry and formal practice, and our belief that serving others is an important part of spiritual practice. Working for our guests’ happiness is something we enjoy and take pride in.
We warmly welcome guests of all backgrounds, traditions and beliefs to our center. Black Mountain Retreat Center is a gay-friendly lodging.
The Black Mountain Retreat Center is managed by the Padmasambhava Peace Institue, a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization.