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Buffalo National River in Newton County Arkansas
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River Spirit Retreat is a secluded retreat center located on 117 acres, nestled in the Ozark Mountains on the Little Buffalo River, near Parthenon in west central Newton County, Arkansas.

River Spirit Retreat was created to provide a safe, private, and supportive haven for individual retreat, small group and family gatherings and conferences.

We encourage time out to rest deeply and wander aimlessly in the midst of a hurried and hectic world. In a society that has become overcrowded and overcivilized, we seek balance by offering an experience of wilderness. We provide a warm and relaxed environment, beautiful and comfortable accommodations and the opportunity for our guests to experience the mystery, healing and restorative powers of nature.

In seeking wholeness, we honor all of the worlds wisdom traditions · Many Paths · One Mountain · We seek to honor diversity in wildlife and human life. We seek to create a safe environment for people from many walks of life to find peace and renewal on these grounds.

River Retreat with natural beauty and a peacefull environment, sacred place and natural beauty on the Little Buffalo River
horseback riding biking and hiking trails We offer refuge from the stress and distraction of everyday living for contemplation, meditation, and the transformational process. We welcome guests to come for creative work and educational opportunities and for play, ritual and celebration. We believe that personal health and well-being and planetary health are interdependent.

Within all that we do at River Spirit is the desire to protect one of Nature’s sacred places. We show our desire by leaving much of the land untouched and by building our structures and programs with a respect and sensitivity for our impact on the environment.. We seek to share the profound interrelatedness of all Life and the core insights that come from connecting deeply with the Earth. Through all that we have to offer, we hope to inspire love and action for the sustainability of our World.

River Spirit was founded by Ann Lasater and is currently individually owned and operated with the support and services of the people of the neighboring community and with the help of long term work exchange residents. We are currently considering the possibility of expanding to include other partners or investors who share a similar vision of living and service. We are also considering the possibility of non-profit status. Ann invites anyone who is seriously interested to explore becoming involved.

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River Spirit Retreat
HCR 72, Box 85
Parthenon, Arkansas USA 72666
PH: 870-446-5642


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