The Lost Sierra Retreat Center ~ A Land of Re-Enchantment

"Enchantment is the oldest form of medicine."
~ Carl Jung

University of Earth's Lost Sierra Retreat Center is nestled along the National Wild & Scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located off of Scenic Highway 70 at the foot of a Sacred Mother Mountain Landscape, the retreat center serves as a crucible for personal and planetary transformation and healing. Come be re-enchanted!

Offer Your Retreat or Workshop Here 
We are taking 2023 as a revisioning year and will not be hosting outside retreats.  Check back with us in 2024.


Creating a venue for others to offer their gifts to the world through retreats, workshops and "medicine music" concerts is a central purpose of University of Earth. For those whose vision and mission aligns with ours, we invite you to bring your gifts and dreams to this magical land. 

Our Mission
Dedicated to helping create a world that works for all, both the human world and "more-than-human" worlds, University of Earth invites peoples of every faith, every ethnicity, every station in life, to join together and explore how we might go forward in this time of social and cultural transformation and transition.

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Integration is key
Integration can be a challenge for workshop participants. It is our experience that indoor sessions are most easily integrated by spending time in nature afterward, as Nature is integrated and hence integrating. We encourage workshop and retreat leaders to schedule time for this important aspect by spending time outside while here in the Lost Sierra.  Participants are invited to reserve lodging or camping before or after events. 

Nature Time
Delight in the stunning parade of stars, planets and the Milky Way as they dance across the mountain peaks from our Sacred Mother Mountain Amphitheater.

Sit in groups, in solitude, or relax in our hammocks along the beautiful “medicine river” that graces the land. Hike the many trails of our nature sanctuary, find a quiet sit spot and listen. Meet your relatives, the birds, the bees, the trees; the “Family of All Things.” Maybe the often-seen river otters, ospreys, eagles, deer and wild trout; perhaps even the secretive, pigmy owl, fox, bear, and bobcat who know this forest as their home.















The Facilities

University of Earth's campus and Retreat Center is located on 40 acres and surrounded on three sides by Plumas National Forest public lands.  The little known and magnificent Lakes Basin National Recreation Area and the historic Plumas Eureka State Park in the heart of the Sacred Mother Mountains are minutes away.  

Two hot springs, the famous Sierra Hot Springs and Feather River Hot Springs are less than thirty minutes away. Workshop shuttle service can be arranged. 
Groceries and other supplies are near by in the charming town of Graeagle.


Meeting Spaces

The Retreat Center offers both indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. Our Main Yurt has a capacity of up to fifty-five (55) in a conventional classroom set up and forty-two (42) in a council circle style.  Each cabin provides meeting space for smaller groups. In addition Eureka Peak Cabin offers workshop space for up to thirty-six (36). 

We offer multiple lovely outdoor settings including the Fire Circle, the Celebration Center and a variety of more primitive areas including Cottonwood Circle along the river. The Sacred Mother Mountain Amphitheater and Ceremonial Circle can seat up to 175 persons.




The Lost Sierra Retreat Center offers indoor lodging for 30 in our charming and delightfully appointed historic cabins. Our three "Glamping" Yurts provide additional indoor lodging for up to 12. Our serene riverside primitive campsites offer an opportunity for deep nature connection and privacy. 

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Food Services

We​ ​make​ ​every​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​source​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​quality​ ​ingredients​ ​for​ ​the​ ​mindful meals​ ​prepared​ ​for​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Earth. ​​Vitality​ ​and​ ​sustainability​ ​for​ ​the​ ​earth​ ​and all​ ​of​ ​its​ ​inhabitants​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​to​ ​us, ​​which​ ​is​ ​why​ ​we​ ​source​ ​and​ ​support​ ​healthful, local,​ ​humane​ ​and​ ​organic​ ​ingredients​ ​whenever​ ​possible.​ ​Bon​ ​Appetit! 


Personal Retreats
Practitioners of many faiths and nature wanders of every persuasion return repeatedly to this sacred land for solo retreat, as well as in small intimate groups. Coming for the beauty and peace, along with the wonder and awe, evoked by this special place.  Consider extending for a day or two, coming or going, for your workshop. 

Perhaps schedule some time with University of Earth founder and ecopsychologist Rich Silver for suggestions on ecotherapy practices, soul purpose guidance, and/or suggestions for integration and reentry to your home/work life upon returning to your busy world.

"In and around the mountains, your authority returns to you,
your authority returns to you." 
~Tewa Prayer

University of Earth's motto is "Let us strive to make more change in the world, not more money." and offers rates well below what you will find at comparable retreat centers.  Whether you come for a group workshop or a private retreat, you will leave renewed for the "Great Work" of our times, creating a world that works for all. 

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