About Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

Our Vision:
We are a circle of individuals dedicated to the recognition, cultivation and preservation of sacred connection with self, others and the natural world

Our Mission:
To provide an environment and immersive experiences that awaken one's being to the sacred nature of all things

As an organization, our work and intentions are guided by the reciprocal communion of inter-being present in all ecologies, and will change and grow with the evolution of the individual and the environment.

Founded in 2010, Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is comprised of an educational environment for children and adults, a retreat/hermitage facility, biodynamic educational farm, hundreds of acres of conserved land, and neighboring residential community. Conveniently located only 13 miles from Asheville, our Sanctuary is surrounded by Pisgah National forest and the greater Hominy Valley.

SMS is home to a 90 acre learning environment called The Learning Village, which hosts a Waldorf inspired early childhood and academic grades programs, and many other summer camp and retreat programs for all ages, toddler to elder. A learning experience at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary welcomes participants of any age to share an intimate, immersive experience with nature, and invites an abiding reverence and respect for all life.

Our Sanctuary hosts medicinal and food gardens, and is home to chickens, sheep, horses, rabbits, bees, children, adults and abundant wildlife, all essential participants in our stewardship of this sacred place. Our farms, fields, orchards and forests are a living context for our educational programs and our community, and an integral part of any learning experience at SMS. As a Sanctuary, we hold all life as sacred, and offer the land and it's resources as a place of safety and sustenance for all living things.  

Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is nestled on hundreds of acres of pristine mountain land, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. The property encompasses 2 mountain coves and neighbors a 3600ft elevated mountain bald with breathtaking views of Mount Pisgah and the surrounding areas. The coves are abundant with pristine water and important native plant species. Much of the property is blessed with a century-old mixed deciduous forest, making it an important species repository of the Southern Appalachian biome.

It is our hope that each individual who experiences Sacred Mountain Sanctuary will take with them an abiding sense of wonder that will permeate everyday life and preserve an awareness of our profound interdependency.

Click here to read an ever-evolving account of SMS history, authored by Septimbor Lim, Co-founder