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MMC Named a Top 10 Holistic Center

April 1, 2019

Mount Madonna Center was recently featured as a “Top 10 Holistic Center” by the Holistic Centers Network.

“How many holistic centers exist in the world today? As part of our mission to connect with holistic centers in the spirit of learning and collaboration we offer this initial overview of ten pioneering places. They range from the 400 year history of Le Monastère des Augustines in Quebec City to the Open Center in the heart of New York City. Holistic centers can be urban, remote and off the grid and include the spiritual, scientific and ecological world view. At the heart of each one is the consciousness that acknowledges that all of life is connected.

In 1978 Baba Hari Dass inspired the founding of Mount Madonna Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, which has become a highly respected spiritual retreat and seminar facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mount Madonna Center is home to a residential community dedicated to support of Center activities, which include diverse programs in yoga and personal growth. Baba Hari Dass, or Babaji as he was affectionately called, was a silent monk whose life of discipline, yoga, and love has inspired people around the world. First and foremost a master yogi, having practiced the disciplines of yoga from childhood, his lifelong example of peacefulness encouraged regular practice of his teachings.”

View the other beautiful centers that made the “Top 10” list.

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