Retreats at Prairie Farm

Work Retreats

If you would like to learn about upcoming work retreats and other opportunities to help out at Prairie Farm, email and ask to be added to the Prairie Farm Volunteers email list.

Individual & Group Retreats

To request an individual or group retreat outside of the scheduled seasonal practice periods, please email Such retreats are limited to experienced practitioners and groups organized by experienced leaders. Once approved, or if you are part of an approved group, please register using the Individual & Group Retreat Registration Form.

Important Information for Retreatants

Prior to your retreat at Prairie Farm, please review all the guidelines, checklists, and information below. This will provide you with most of what you will need to prepare for your retreat as well as give you an idea of what to expect, and what will be expected of you. After reviewing this information, please direct any questions to

Guidelines: The Practice Guidelines include the basic trainings and precepts, the daily retreat schedule, and information about noble silence, mindful service jobs, and other aspects of practice at Prairie Farm.

Checklists: The retreat checklists include practical details about what to bring, food & kitchen, housekeeping, and the opening/closing and maintenance of the property.

Directions: The property is located at E2572 1450th Ave, Prairie Farm, WI 54762. Please print the Map and Directions to take with you. Routing apps such as Google Maps may include roads that are challenging in poor conditions.

Feedback: After your retreat, please fill out the Feedback Form. We appreciate and carefully review feedback from all who have stayed at the retreat property.

Donate NowGenerosity: Support the continuation of this beautiful retreat facility! Click the donate button and be sure to type “Prairie Farm” in the “designate your gift” field that will appear on the final confirmation page.

Just Do It! (Meditation Instructions from Ajahn Chah)

The Practice of Leaving a Retreat: An article from Gil Fronsdal with suggestions on how to practice when leaving a retreat, and a talk and q&a with Deborah Ratner Helzer and Mark Nunberg.