Madre Grande Monastery

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

       Experience a Geo- lodge sauna in the nurturing environment of Madre Grande and take your personal next step into connecting with your higher self and all your relationships. The Geo-lodge will be led by Monica Maghiar, monk at Madre Grande Monastery together with the unique participation of each being present.
     Please bring two towels for use in the Geo- lodge, a change of clothes that keep you warm (it is getting cold fast in the afternoon), water for hydration, flashlight, hat, chap stick, and a dish to share at potluck. Please bring your own bowl, plate and utensils so you help reduce disposable kitchenware waste. We recommend that participants hydrate really well two, three days before the lodge, during and after the celebration. For first timers we recommend to call for orientation at 619-468-6869. We are thankful for donations and we will not turn down participants for lack of funds.

    Please be mindful when you drive on the dirt road that connects highway 94 with the Monastery. More info about how to reach our place at Getting Here

     This celebration is presented by the Monks of Madre Grande Monastery as a contemporary ceremony using ancient universal methods. It is not a traditional Native American ceremony. We offer the Geo-Lodge as an opportunity to experience personal spiritual growth and healing, and to help re-connect individuals to our Mother Earth. We respect and honor Native American wisdom and spirituality, and in no way presume or claim to offer Native American practices or teachings.