JTRC is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), our mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential. 

Our Southern California Retreat Center can sleep from 10 to 280 participants and seats up to 500 in our largest indoor meeting space. Most of the unique buildings at our site were designed and built by world-renowned architects, Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd. Joshua Tree Retreat Center is unlike the more commercially oriented Hotels. We have created open spaces, sacred meditation locations, and serene vistas filled with native plants. It is our goal to blend and balance with your mission and needs.


We are uniquely located in Joshua Tree, California, only two hours from Los Angeles, two hours from San Diego, and 3 ½ hours from Las Vegas, Nevada, creating a distinctive vortex between three major (vital) cities. This land, though desert, rests upon an aquifer, a running river, producing an intriguing magnetic effect on those who enter this ancient and sacred space. Yogananda had walked this land in earlier times. It truly is a magical place. 


We have accommodations available for rent for groups of various sizes, each with their own eating areas and kitchens. We have large and small meeting spaces with many breakout rooms and beautiful views. Three large meeting halls, meditation paths, labyrinth, medicine wheel, tai chi circle, swimming pool and warm pool, and sand volleyball court. We also offer massage services on site by some of the finest technicians in the country (by appointment).


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