Dharma Treasure Retreat Center at Cochise Stronghold hosts meditation retreats for both individuals and small groups. Located in the Dragoon Mountains of southeast Arizona, this wilderness retreat has long been considered sacred — first by the Chiricahua Apaches and later by hundreds of meditators grateful to practice in this quiet canyon.
Today, the retreat center welcomes spiritual sojourners from all traditions, while providing support aimed at spiritual awakening, rooted in the teachings of the Buddha.
Cochise Stronghold is a magnificent natural wonder. Granite peaks rise to the east, south and west, spotted with chromatic, lichen-covered boulders, precariously balanced rocks, and charismatic formations that take on a life of their own. An evergreen juniper and oak forest grows in the valley, providing shelter for abundant wildlife including javelina, deer, and hundreds of species of birds. A seasonal stream flows from mountain top pools down through the canyon. Sharing a border with the Coronado National Forest, the retreat center is surrounded by hiking and horse trails that snake up into the mountains for miles.
The retreat center is located 90 minutes from the Tucson Airport, 45 minutes from Benson and Willcox, and 20 minutes from the small village of Sunsites. While remote, we are part of a close-knit rural community
The mission of the Dharma Treasure community is to offer Buddhist teachings, clear and systematic meditation instruction, and retreat opportunities for all people pursuing spiritual development and awakening.
We offer online and in-person meditation and Dharma teachings, aimed at spiritual awakening, rooted in the teachings of the Buddha. Well-trained teachers offer a practical synthesis of traditional wisdom and western thought. The Dharma Treasure Retreat Center at Cochise Stronghold hosts individual and group meditation retreats for practitioners of every level. We collaborate with other traditions interested in more effectively achieving insight and liberation of the heart and mind.