The mission of Hackmatack Retreat is to provide an accessible space that becomes the physical container for deep wisdom teachings and heart-centered, transformative work.
Our lovely and casual space is designed to support authentic sharing, heartfelt storytelling, and physical & spiritual healing. To surrender to the mystery of unfolding experience, we must get rid of every stupid rule in our way & shove aside the whole idea of “right and wrong” so love can finally lead us home.
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Sitting on nearly 30 acres of protected land (in the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge) and only minutes from the Wisconsin border in Richmond, IL, sits Hackmatack.
This native prairie land, with a winding slow river, two ponds, 200+ year old oaks, and big sky is home to countless places to curl up and write, gathering spaces for group work, and writing nooks and crannies indoors and out.
Hackmatack Retreat seeks to offer “time out for time in” amidst this noisy world.
Only five minutes from two small towns with all the amenities needed, and within an hour or so of major airports of O’hare, Midway, Milwaukee, or Rockford, Hackmatack is all about ease. We are also 15+ minutes from the world class historic resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
We embrace and incorporate the teachings of many wisdom teachers and believe that at the core a commitment to kindness and community service belong in everything we do
At Hackmatack Retreat (and in every aspect of our lives) we embrace and incorporate the teachings of many wisdom teachers and believe that at the core a commitment to kindness and community service belong in everything we do.
We incorporate Buddhist thinking, teachings, and philosophy in nearly everything we do, but we don’t care much about what you call it or how it looks.
We often incorporate mindfulness, walking, sitting, and guided meditation to support the healing / creative / life process. Transformation is wonderful, but can also be challenging and we support that process by any means possible including all kinds of faith traditions and healing modalities that nurture a gentler human experience. We believe the more open we remain to all wisdom traditions—the deeper the benefits of transformation. All beliefs welcome. For real.
Whether a weekend, week, or longer with us, the tranquil and therapeutic forest and water lookout and sacred land of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge seems to instantly calm the mind and open the heart. These immersive settings open doors to surrender yourself to the natural and restorative beauty of life.
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