Discover and Experience Meditation, Peace, and Sustainability

Windhorse Retreat Center has provided year-round space since 2002 for group and individual retreats, artistic gatherings, nature retreats, and private events.

Windhorse-Retreat-Center-bldg-300x224The retreat center was built by the High Wind Association as a state-of-the-art, passive solar bio-shelter and greenhouse. Beldon and Lisa Paulson, are educators, activists, and authors who helped to develop High Wind as an intentional community in the 1980’s. Inspired, in part, by the Scottish intentional community Findhorn, High Wind is based on living according to the principles of ecology and sustainability.

Read the story of High Wind.

group retreats

group retreats

The Shambhala Community purchased the retreat center building in 2001 and later an additional 33 acres were acquired under generous terms from the High Wind group. The additional land includes hiking and ski trails and adjoins the Kettle Moraine State forest. Inspired by the High Wind mission, Shambhala’s Windhorse Retreat Center embraces the opportunity to engage in and manifest environmental sustainability and awareness through its programs.


2015 Moonwise Herbs Programs at Windhorse

Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs will host programs on wild edible and medicinal plants and her residential Wise Woman apprenticeship program this year at Windhorse Retreat Center.

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    Being Present …

    Hello Everyone! Here is an update on what’s happening at the retreat center. I will be moving up to Windhorse with Sam (my man) this May! We are both very excited about it. The move will make it much easier for us to care for the building and the land, and to participate with the … Continue