Temenos, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Temenos Retreat Center is a place for retreat, renewal and rejuvenation situated amongst woods and wildlife. Families come, meditators, activists, helpers, organizations and newly wed couples: people who are drawn to the forest, quiet and peace.

Temenos was founded by Joe and Teresina Havens as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1980. Quakers with a strong interest in Buddhis, dance and celebration, Joe and Terry were attracted to simple living, close to nature and sharing this with family and community.

Life is simple - there is no electricity - only kerosene lamps, wood stoves, water from a pump and glorious privies/outhouses. There are paths to walk on, a labyrinth, a small pond, fire pits and mineral springs.

Temenos, Inc. has a small operating budget of $65-70,000.  The Temenos Council (board of directors) uses all funds raised to honor the original vision and mission of Teresina and Joe Havens, and for the maintenance of the buildings, grounds and staff that keep the center viable and available to guests.

Please help us raise money to care for Temenos and to address the effects of climate change on our forest.

MightyCause, understandably, charges a fee for your contributions. If you would like us to receive the full amount of your contribution please send us a check.

Thank you in advance for giving and please come and experience Temenos soon.


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Temenos, Inc.

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Environment Children & Family Community