The Institute of Mentalphysics Spiritual Teaching and Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a 420 acre sacred site. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), our mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential.

We are raising funds to improve the property and the land at the Institute of Mentalphysics. We have the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the country, and are seeking to restore them to their original condition along with the necessary repairs and updates to the property itself.


In addition, we are in the process of digitizing and publishing the ancient Tibetan teachings given to Ding Le Mei during his extraordinary life, so we can, once again, make them available to those who are seeking. Please support our mission to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential. If you would like to hold your event or retreat here, or contribute to a fundraising event for the Center, please call the office at 760-365-8371, or email us here.

We are always seeking volunteers! If you would like to donate your time, money, supplies, or anything else you feel inspired to contribute, we will be grateful! Thank you!


To make a tax-deductible donation to the Institute, click the Paypal button below.

Our Wish List:

  • Money/supplies for restoring water lines and sprinklers
  • Building supplies for new buildings and living quarters
  • Tractor
  • A/C for dining hall
  • New carpet for Sanctuary
  • New drapes for Noble Hall
  • New doors for Noble Hall
  • New bathroom for the Lotus Meditation building
  • Chairs and tables
  • Money and/or supplies to build new campground and update existing camping areas
  • Pillows for all the meditation halls
  • Paint for all buildings
  • Paint and wood to replace damaged beams and walls at the Caravansary
  • Golf carts
  • Overall Landscaping: Plants, stones, and trees for grounds to create walking paths and gardens
  • fountains and statues and arts for grounds and gardens for secluded meditation areas
  • Landscaping, shade gazebo, towels, pool furniture, tables, lighting and umbrellas, barbecue for gatherings for pool areas
  • bookshelves for the new library
  • used books for the library
  • exercise equipment for gym
  • stereo system for Friendship Hall
  • Volunteers
  • Donations
  • Speakers or Retreat Leaders who would like to participate in a fundraiser for the Center
  • Positive energy and intention directed at the Center