Lotus Mountain Institute

13972 Fern Rd.
PO Box 2286
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Website: lotusmountain.org

Description of Organization:

Lotus Mountain Institute was established 2015 with the mission to teach people about their heart/spirituality/connection to the divine. Buddhist principles are taught as well as wisdom teachings from other religions and traditions. Individuals are supported on their journeys and given help with retreats if needed. A scholarship was created for monastics and yogi/nis to further their spiritual journey.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2022, a grant in the amount of $7,000 was awarded to support the extension of the Lotus Mountain Institute Platform to begin offering smaller video online teaching. Projects include:

1. Create a Lite a Candle project – a free interactive website where people can light a virtual candle and take some time for dedication and reflection.

2. Create a Pull Your Card project with inspirational quotes from Wisdom Teachers.

3. Offer regular, free of charge, women’s writing Groups. Women’s Writing from Your Heart is a women’s writing group where spiritual poetry is used and shared as we listen deeply to others.

4. Develop curriculum to move from mindfulness to awareness to wakefulness.

Courses will focus on breath work and mind training and using the skills gained for daily life.