Our Services

A little about what we do.

Meditation Meditation

A small meditation group meets weekly for about an hour on Mondays & Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the studio in the Main House. All are welcome.

Yoga Yoga

A weekly yoga class is held from 8:30-10 am on Saturdays. It is open to all levels. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Food Food

Meals and cooking courses can be arranged with our chef. During the summer, fruits & vegetables come straight from our gardens and orchards.

Art Art

A beautiful site for outdoor painting & drawing, plus plenty of indoor space for art making. Group courses can be arranged.

Site Rental Site Rental

Rent the whole center, or just one space. The site is great for retreats, meetings, reunions, workshops or restorative getaways.

Events Events

The perfect spot for your event. The beautiful grounds offer many options for people to come together and celebrate.


  • Sharyl Green

    This land is one of my favorite places on the planet, many people would say that, I believe.

    - Sharyl Green
  • Said Graiouid, School for International Training

    A wonderful place for reflection and communion with self and nature.

    - Said Graiouid, School for International Training
  • Mimi Marchev, International HR Manager, World Learning

    The Empty Center is the perfect place for a day of focused group work away from office distractions. Tucked away on a beautiful wooded hillside, it combines the comfort and convenience of home with versatile meeting spaces.

    - Mimi Marchev, International HR Manager, World Learning

The Empty Center is a place for people to be and be together. One hundred and eighty acres full of trees, pastures, hills, ponds, and wildlife help that to happen. We offer this space in service to that which is real.

Site and Facilities: Located thirty minutes from both Brattleboro, Vermont and Stratton Mountain, in the West River Valley, the Empty Center in Townshend offers an ideal setting for small retreats, events, meetings, and workshops. Beyond all the space to roam and relax in, there are three houses available for rent. The main house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, as well as ample indoor meeting space and an open studio for meditation, yoga, or dance. Stephen’s house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a chef’s kitchen. The little house is a one-bedroom cottage with a bathroom, a small kitchen, and a living/dining room. A dome yurt is also available for camping or gatherings. A community lunch is hosted every Tuesday at Stephen’s house. Meals of fresh whole foods that highlight vegetables grown here on the farm can be arranged for small groups. Meals for vegetarians, vegans or any dietary restrictions are available with advanced notice. Feel free to inquire about the possibilities.

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