Sun Center

A former barn converted into a multi-use community room, the Sun Center can comfortably accommodate  four dozen people for a wide variety of group activities.

Welcome to Madre grande

     We invite you to take a look at our facilities.

    If you're considering attending a retreat or holding an event here, we encourage you to come up and experience the land and talk with us about your needs and expectations. You can also contact us through Facebook, email, or phone.   One of our main purposes at Madre Grande is to create a space for teaching, healing, ceremony, and celebration, and we hope we can offer this space for your personal retreat or gathering. If you have any questions or needs, please let us know.

Hiking Trails

Rock Caves and Grottos

Ancient Oak Groves

Seasonal Lakes

Spectacular Views

Wild Natural Beauty

Monk House

Residence and home of the Monks, with room for guests and visitors.   Space is currently limited and rooms are "cozy", but a major expansion is being planned.   See Visions page for more details.

Labyrinth in the Loving Kindness Memorial Garden

Madre Grande Valley

Hummingbird Room

The Meditation Room

A beautiful sanctuary for devotion, meditation, ceremony, teachings, and social and spiritual gatherings.  Located in the Monk house and available for personal or group use.

Guest rooms in the Monk house, with shared bathroom and kitchen. 

Sunbear Medicine Wheel


Take a physical and symbolic journey to the center of this traditional labyrinth and discover  your Divine Heart.

Medicine Wheel

Native American Medicine Wheel created by Sun Bear for ceremony and meditation.

Camping Area

The main camping area offers kitchen gazebo with gas stove and water, outdoor cold-water shower, porta-pottie,  campfire ring, and shady oak trees.   Camping is also allowed in other areas with prior permission, including on the mountain for the more adventurous.





White Sage Room

Zen Room





Madre Grande Monastery

A Sacred site for healing, teaching, ceremony, and celebration


Organic Garden

We maintain a large organic garden and greenhouse to grow as much of our food as possible.  Guests are welcomed to volunteer in the garden when extra help is needed. 

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