The Crossings

recommended by Tom Spencer

 Soul of the Garden


The Crossings is a progressive learning center and meeting place located in the Texas Hill Country just outside Austin. Located on 210 acres in the pristine Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, The Crossings provides a peaceful place for individuals to renew and grow. I have been honored to teach at The Crossings for the past four years. My experiences there have always been pleasurable thanks to the loving detail that the staff brings to everything they do. The owners, Ken and Joyce Beck, have crafted  a beautiful gift to the people of Central Texas and the nation by creating  The Crossings.

The Crossings provides an experience that includes workshops and retreats led by the world’s most creative teachers, authors, and progressive thinkers — all designed to enhance personal health and well-being.


The Crossings is located within sight of Lake Travis and is nestled inside a wildlife preserve.

You are invited to The Crossings
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For those unfamiliar with The Crossings, here is a visual tour:

The dining facilities include patio spaces with lake views.


The spa at the Crossings is absolutely beautiful, it is part of a hill top village with "Tex-Zen" architecture.


The Interior of the spa.


The conference center and library at The Crossings.


The dining hall (and library from another angle.)


Close-up of the tower at the entry of the dining hall.


The campus of The Crossings is connected by garden paths.


A guest lodge .


The view from one of the guest rooms.


Grasses and Copper Canyon Daisies along the pathways.


There are many kiinds of visitors at The Crossings!


A water feature just outside of the chapel / mediation building at The Crossings.


A place for meditation in the chapel garden.


An allee of  Mexican Sycamore in the chapel garden.


A stone bench along a pathway at The Crossings.


A communal space in one of the residential halls at The Crossings.


For more information follow this link to: The Crossings.

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