La Promessa di Rinnovamento

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Cara Amica, Caro Amico, È con molta gratitudine che inviamo un riassunto del processo di rinnovamento di Meditation Mount dopo il Thomas Fire, l’incendio avvenuto due anni fa. Come sapete, Meditation Mount ha subito gravi danni nel dicembre 2017, quando un incendio si è propagato da Santa Paula attraverso Ventura, fino alla costa nella Contea di Santa Barbara, circondando lungo …

The Promise of Renewal

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Dear Friend, It is with great gratitude that we share here a summary of the Mount’s renewal since the Thomas Fire, which occurred two years ago today. As you know, Meditation Mount suffered extensive damage in December 2017 when the fire swept from upper Santa Paula through Ventura, and up the coast into Santa Barbara County, encircling the entire Ojai …

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Thomas and the Pyrophytic Experience  

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Just over a year ago an intense wildfire named Thomas swept through and past Meditation Mount’s property. And while the fire itself is long gone, its effects are still present — much like a boat whose wake continues to impact the surface of the water long after it has passed.

The Sun Never Sets and the Soul Always Shines

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It would be difficult to refute the assertion that this has been a particularly challenging year aboard spaceship Earth. In terms of social upheaval, political tension, factional strife and natural disasters, 2018 ranks high on an all-time Top Ten list. Here in southern California we have faced prolonged drought, devastating wildfires and now, drenching rains threaten to destabilize scorched and …

24 Hands Powered by 12 Huge Hearts

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The Mount has a team of two to maintain her 31.2 acres of land, 5 buildings and the International Garden of Peace. Although Tim Hall and Miguel Contreras are sometimes viewed as superhuman in all that they accomplish, the devastating scene after December 2017 was absolutely daunting, even for them. 

A Tribute to Joseph (Joe) Mixer

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On January 8th our beloved friend and co-worker Joe Mixer passed away. He graced our fair planet for 94 years through a life committed to serving others. Joe was the nephew of Meditation Mount founder Florence Garrigue and became intimately involved in the early days of establishing the Mount as a Center of Light. We remember Joe for his qualities …

The Founder’s Vision – Part 1

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In the early 1960s Dr. Roberto Assagioli (the Founder of Psychosynthesis and Creative Meditation) asked Florence Garrigue to help inaugurate a project in the USA. On April 11th, 1971 Florence opened the doors of Meditation Mount in Ojai to the public and we have been here ever since as a place of inspiration and service.

The Beginning is Nigh

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Those who lived through the recent Thomas Fire at Meditation Mount and the ensuing deluge and mudslides visited upon Montecito in Santa Barbara County here in southern California describe the experience as apocalyptic in nature. It felt like the end times. In one respect, we could declare that these are both the end times and the beginning times. It all depends on which way you are facing.

The Fires of Renewal

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We hold the vision in our hearts that Meditation Mount, like the Phoenix, will rise from the ashes to become an even brighter Beacon of Light, Love and Fiery Hope in a darkening world.

Wishful Thinking

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To dream and imagine is to create. Throughout the ages, indigenous peoples around the world have been the custodians of their respective Creation Stories that keep the dream alive and tell of a time before anything existed.