Joshua Tree Spiritual Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA

The Joshua Tree Spiritual Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States.  It is a unique architectural landmark, with most of the buildings built by world-renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd.  It is also a sacred site, frequented by Yogananda earlier in the 20th century.  Joshua Tree’s mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential.

In 2015, the Joshua Tree Spiritual Retreat Center serves as a primary campus for The Four Winds, with four of our most popular courses beginning in March:

March 22-27 Reading the Signs of Destiny
March 22 -27 Light Body North
March 27- April 1 Walking with Protection
March 27-Apri 1 Light Body South
March 27 – April 1 Munay-Ki

June 14-19 Light Body South
June 19-24 Advanced Soul Retrieval

October 23-25 Dying Consciously Teacher Training
October 25-30 Light Body East
October 25-30 Mesa and Ceremony
October 30-Nov 1 The Great Gathering

November 1-6 Light Body West
November 1-6 Advanced Divination
November 1-6 Working with The Sacred

Uniquely located in Joshua Tree, CA, only two hours from Los Angeles, two hours from San Diego, and 3 ½ hours from Las Vegas, Nevada, the center creates a distinctive vortex between three vital cities.

This beautiful location high in the desert offers privacy and peaceful atmosphere for learning and healing. Joshua Tree is 30 miles north and 3,000 feet higher than Palm Springs, and 20 degrees cooler!  We have spacious rooms to work in, surrounded by windows and sweeping desert vistas.

Contact Information

Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 365-8371


Reservations & What to Bring

All bedding, linens and towels are supplied.  Please contact Debbie at Joshua Tree Retreat Center to make your reservations.  Her email address is or you can call her at (760) 365-8371.  If a single room is necessary, then you will need to contact a local hotel.  Joshua Tree Retreat can supply you with a list of local hotels.

Please Note: When you enroll for the program, you must also register with the venue, even if you are stay off site.  If staying off-site, there is a small offsite fee that is paid to the venue.


Onsite dining options are available.  There will be a large salad bar and lots of vegetarian choices.  If you have specific dietary needs or physical limitations that need to be considered please consult with Debbie and let her know so that they can accommodate those needs as much as possible.

Transportation to Joshua Tree Retreat Center

JTRC is locatedapproximately 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, 1½ hours from Ontario Airport, 1 ¾ hours from Orange County International Airport and 2 hours from Los Angeles.

Morongo Basin Transit Authority
Pick up times at Palm Springs airport 7:50AM, 10:10AM and 5:05PM
Monday – Friday only
Prices one way – $7.00 – Round trip $11.00
Seniors – $9.00 round trip

Park Avenue West Chauffer

Palm Springs Airport – 1 passenger $73,      2 passengers – $48 each       3 or more $33 each

Ontario Airport –          1 passenger $133     2 passengers – $93 each        3 or more $68 each

These are the only two that JTRC recommends.

Driving Directions

Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
From the West

  • Take Interstate 10 (1-10) through Colton, Redlands, Beaumont and Banning.
  • Look for Highway 62 (29 Palms Highway).
  • A few miles past the Hwy 111 Turnoff to Palm Springs, exit going north.
  • Follow Highway 62 through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley (about 28 miles).
  • Approximately 1/4 mile past the intersection of La Contenta/Yucca Mesa, turn left (north) into the gravel driveway to the Institute of Mental Physics.

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