Our mission is to provide immersive experiences in an environment that will awaken one's being to the sacred nature of existence. As an organization, our work and intentions are guided by the reciprocal communion of interdependent autonomy present in all living systems, and will change and grow with the evolution of the individual and the environment.
Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is comprised of an educational environment for children and adults, a retreat/hermitage facility, biodynamic educational farm, and neighboring residential community. Conveniently located only 13 miles from Asheville, our Sanctuary is surrounded by Pisgah National forest, and hundreds of acres of privately conserved land.
Our educational sanctuary is a 90 acre learning environment called The Learning Village, and currently hosts Circle of Seasons learning cooperative, Starseed Forest Kindergarten, and many other programs for all ages, toddler to elder. A learning experience at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary invites participants of any age to share an intimate and direct experience of nature, which may guide them to a deeper relationship with the divine intelligence of all life.
Our farm sanctuary hosts medicinal and food gardens, chickens, sheep, ducks, and eventually, horses, llamas and alpacas, all while utilizing permaculture design and biodynamic cultivation. The farm is a living component of our educational programs and our community, and an integral part of any learning experience at SMS. We are currently developing a biodynamic CSA/farm share program, which will fund community outreach and provide financial support for our educational programming, camps and retreats.
Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is nestled on hundreds of acres of pristine mountain land, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. The property encompasses 2 mountain coves and neighbors a 3600ft elevated mountain bald with breathtaking views of Mount Pisgah and the surrounding areas. The coves are abundant with pristine water and important native plant species. Much of the property is blessed with a century-old mixed deciduous forest, making it an important species repository of the Southern Appalachian biome.
It is our hope that each individual who experiences Sacred Mountain Sanctuary will take with them a living sense of wonder that will permeate everyday life and preserve an awareness of our profound interdependency.