Welcome to Temenos Retreat Center
Winter is here and the mountain road is closed to vehicles until we thaw out in the spring. Please plan your retreat knowing that you will be hiking the half mile up. We provide sleds to transport your belongings to your cabin. Snowshoes and crampons are recommended depending on weather and conditions. It’s best to call ahead for an update.
Temenos is a small, rustic retreat center, located on Mount Mineral, about a half hour northeast of Amherst, Massachusetts. The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar. Carl Jung used this same word to refer to one’s interior space, where soul-making takes place. Here at Temenos we remember our own sacredness, as we immerse ourselves in the quiet of the deep forest, and embrace with respect, all the woodland inhabitants within this temenos.
Our website is chock full of information, and ever expanding, as time and technology allow. Check out all the drop-down menus to get the full picture. You will find information about all four Cabins and the seasonal Lodge. Directions are available to download and print out. Also ways to give, volunteer and support Temenos are described. In future we plan to have a calendar of events. As always we are open to your suggestions.
Thank you. See you on the Mountain!
Elizabeth M. Witham, Resident Director