Hidden deep in a secluded mountain cove in the Pisgah National Forest, 35 minutes north of Asheville, Mountain Light Sanctuary is a mini Shangri-La nestled in the world of nature. Bordered by two cascading creeks and ringed by the highest mountains in the eastern USA, It’s energy and ambiance are purely magical.
The Sanctuary is a gateway between the human world of “busy” and “doing” and the natural world of harmony and “being.” It is a departure point for exploring hundreds of miles of trails meandering through the half million acres of National Forest, or inner explorations from your own special spot under an ancient hemlock, on a mossy rock amid the ferns, or in a secluded grotto beside the creek.
Whether you are seeking a quiet place for personal retreat; for reading, writing, art, prayer, meditation or simply time alone in nature – or a place to spend a few days apart with a special friend – we are here for you. We also offer space for small group retreats and workshops.
Our broad spiritual perspective celebrates diversity and welcomes all who seek a place of refuge, regardless of religion, race, national origin, politics, sexual orientation or whatever….
Asheville is a very special city; a jewel in the heart of the mountains of western North Carolina and one of the most the most progressive cities in the south. It has been called the Sedona of the east because of its spiritual energy and the San Francisco of the East because of it’s vibrant diversity and cultural life.
: Michael Lightweaver