Madre Grande Monastery
A Sacred site for healing, teaching, ceremony, and celebration
A barn converted into a community center. In the past, the Sun Center has been a dining room and gathering place for a wide variety of group activities. It is currently housing the majority of our extensive library.
Our main celebration area offers kitchen gazebo with gas stove and water, outdoor hot-water shower, porta-pottie, campfire ring, and shady oak trees. Other areas are also open for exploration and use, including the entire mountain for the more adventurous.
Rock Caves and Grottoes
Ancient Oak Groves
Wild Natural Beauty
Residence and home of the Monks. Space is currently limited and rooms are "cozy", but a major expansion is being imagined. See Visions page for more details.
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.
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 collective use.
Bedrooms in the Monk house, with shared bathroom and kitchen.
White Sage Room
Sunbear Medicine Wheel
Labyrinth in the Loving Kindness Memorial Garden
What is time?
Take a physical and symbolic journey to the center of this traditional labyrinth and discover your Divine Heart.
Native American Medicine Wheel created by Sun Bear for ceremony and meditation.
Over the years the facilities and amenities have undergone many uses and changes. Dozens of people of various skills and interests have undertaken many different projects and tasks, and the Monastery has grown in fits and starts with an ever shifting focus of attention at any given time. Madre Grande lives and ages organically, often defying our most earnest efforts to make it into what we imagine it to be. What is happening here is dependent upon who is living here and supporting our efforts to build infrastructure and community. Where we go from here depends on what the members and residents decide.
Madre Grande Valley