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  • Buddism & Recovery Retreat
    Buddism & Recovery Retreat
    Tue, Jul 02
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Jul 02, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 07, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Jul 02, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 07, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with recovery and Twelve Step work. Primarily conducted in silence, the retreat focuses on insight/mindfulness meditation, with additional interactive exercises, lecture, and meetings exploring ways that Buddhism and t
  • Elements: A Retreat Weekend for Women!
    Elements: A Retreat Weekend for Women!
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 26
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 28, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 28, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    REJUVENATE | RENEW | RECENTER at this 3-day retreat for women at the beautiful Oakwood Retreat Center. Allow yourself space to ignite your spark, speak your truth and come to life. Sessions include yoga, writing, meditation, song, drumming and more!
  • Private Event
    Private Event
    Fri, Aug 16
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Aug 16, 2024, 4:00 PM – Aug 18, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Aug 16, 2024, 4:00 PM – Aug 18, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
  • Embodied and Free: Establishing Mindfulness & Freedom Through the Body
    Embodied and Free: Establishing Mindfulness & Freedom Through the Body
    Fri, Aug 23
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Aug 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Aug 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    During this five-night residential retreat, we’ll practice with three specific exercises fundamental to the first establishment of mindfulness: anatomical parts, elements, and cemetery contemplations.
  • Private Event
    Private Event
    Fri, Sep 13
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Sep 13, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT – Sep 15, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. 575 E. Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Sep 13, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT – Sep 15, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. 575 E. Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
  • Creative Visionary Gathering Retreat
    Creative Visionary Gathering Retreat
    Fri, Sep 20
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Sep 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 4:05 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 4:05 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Get your artistic juices flowing! Join us for a weekend of spiritual exploration and fellowship. Together we will gather for sacred circle meditations, yoga, and art making. We will create symbolic mixed media pieces to honor our sacred path and connect with each other.
  • Fall Women's Writing Retreat
    Fall Women's Writing Retreat
    Fri, Sep 27
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Sep 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Sep 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Join WWf(a)C facilitators Allison Distler and Kim Evans for a soulful weekend writing retreat in the heart of Indiana’s tranquil natural beauty. How can nature support our creative writing practice? How does our writing connect us with our true nature?
  • Non-Duality Retreat
    Non-Duality Retreat
    Fri, Oct 04
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Oct 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 11, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 11, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    In this silent 7 day retreat, through guided meditations and contemplative practices, we will observe the ways in which the mind creates a division between self and other, and subject and object.
  • Camp Abbydid
    Camp Abbydid
    Fri, Oct 11
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Oct 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 14, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Oct 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 14, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Come to camp abbydid, a grown-up arts retreat inspired by childhood sleep-away camp!
  • The Shamaniacs Drum Troupe Drum Intensive.
    The Shamaniacs Drum Troupe Drum Intensive.
    Fri, Oct 18
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Oct 18, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 20, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E. Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Oct 18, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 20, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E. Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
    You are invited to join us for a creative drum weekend! During the weekend we will be doing Coucouba and Kakilambe doun doun & djembe classes . You will also learn soloing techniques, rhythm breaks intros to rhythms and more!
  • Private Event
    Private Event
    Wed, Nov 13
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Nov 13, 2024, 4:00 PM – Nov 15, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Nov 13, 2024, 4:00 PM – Nov 15, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
  • New Year's Meditation Retreat
    New Year's Meditation Retreat
    Fri, Dec 27
    Oakwood Retreat Center
    Dec 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jan 01, 2025, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Dec 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jan 01, 2025, 2:00 PM
    Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S. County Rd. 575 E., Selma, IN 47383, USA
    Save the Date! More info to come!
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The Place

The Land

Coming to Oakwood is like entering a different world than most are familiar with. The land speaks, not in words as we know them necessarily, but in a language of its own, a language that unveils the humble glories of the earth that willingly show themselves here.

Here, they are no longer held hostage, reluctant to interact. This rubs off on anyone who is ready to see and listen, who is ready to likewise show the glories that have been hidden away inside themselves. Anyone who is energy sensitive feels this immediately.


The world as we know it has its presence here, for sure, but there is something very different going on. The residents of the Oakwood Community invite you to see and feel this for yourself.

  

Over time, we have co-created several outdoor settings that have asked to have their presence be with us on the Oakwood campus. We are grateful for the energetic influence of beauty, peace and well-being they provide.

The Retreat Center

Oakwood Retreat Center is a host facility, providing retreat services to any group whose mission in some way seeks to contribute to the greater good. We hold the space; you do your work. We embrace your calling in great respect and with the encouragement to let whatever needs to happen during your time here to show itself.


Oakwood Retreat Center goes beyond providing “hospitality”. It is a place where an energetic climate is present that invites and cradles transformation. After hosting well over 500 retreats these past 21 years, our experience has given us the insight and wisdom that creates an extraordinary retreat environment.

We are thankful for the part Oakwood Retreat Center has played in making a difference in the lives of the thousands of guests we have had the opportunity to serve.

Our guest lodging is exceptionally clean, well-kept, neat and comfortable. Each guest room is uniquely decorated with a country vintage flare. Shared rooms and baths are the norm. Currently we have 39 beds in 21 guest rooms. We also have 2 furnished private studio apartments with queen beds. Most guest areas have full kitchens.


Only tried and true non-toxic household cleansers and pest control products are used. Air quality is constantly monitored for safety and comfort. Although Oakwood is not a fully wheelchair accessible facility, there are exterior ramps and a wheelchair accessible house with an ADA accessible bathroom.
In addition to hosting retreat groups we also host individuals who are interested in private retreat and or a family retreat such as a family reunion.   

And then we feed you; do we ever. The most heard comment about meals here is “I wish I would eat like this at home.”  The Oakwood residents who staff our kitchen prepare balanced, wholesome meals with exquisite care and in the awareness that truly, each meal is “Love made Chewable”. A portion of what you will eat here is grown by friends on their nearby farms. Dietary needs of most descriptions are routinely accommodated. Menu options are based in collaboration with the leaders of each retreat group.


Oakwood has three main indoor meeting spaces, 1350, 610 and 250 sq. ft., the largest of which has internet connectivity and a large screen monitor. Together, they can accommodate a wide variety of activities for groups up to 40 people.

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3801 S 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA

(765) 747-7027

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