Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center is a worker-owned cooperative and intentional community.
To provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined.
We of the Breitenbush Community dedicate ourselves to living mindfully in the spirit of love, unity, honesty and service.
We see ourselves as guardians of Breitenbush Hot Springs safeguarding the earth and healing water, assuring their continued availability to all beings who respect them.
Our primary service is to provide a healing retreat and conference center, which promotes holistic health and spiritual growth, and facilitates the gathering of people in celebration of the experience of life. Our community is supported by the services we provide.
We are committed to the health and well-being of ourselves and our families, to live, work, play and grow together harmoniously. We mutually support and respect each person’s dignity, and awaken to the spirit within each of us which acknowledges that we are all one.
The community is committed to a life style conducive to holistic childrearing and personal growth.
Our precepts for self growth include: personal accountability, honest communication, awareness of our actions and the quality of their results, directing our energies to the positive, expressing appreciation for what others do, correcting what is clearly not working for the community or for us as individuals, assuming the responsibility for creating and sharing abundance, and choosing and re-choosing to be together.
We structure our lives such that we can experience daily the rewards of success, peacefulness and joy. It is our hope that the thriving community which we create will be an inspiration to others in their exploration of lifestyle and community.
We also extend ourselves to the greater society in which we live, the world community, and commit ourselves to being socially, spiritually, politically and environmentally responsible.
This credo was born of deliberations that lasted weeks in which the small circle of Breitenbush founding members worked hard to articulate its collective vision for the intentional community it was dreaming into. The credo has remained as written and unchanged since voted and agreed upon by consensus in the late 1970’s.