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“Serene vista of the valley”
Review of Meditation Mount

Meditation Mount
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Owner description: The mission of Meditation Mount, a nonprofit organization, is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of universal spiritual principles. We are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30am until sunset. We have an International Garden of Peace, Meditation Room, Reading Room and gift shop to explore. Please observe the quiet of this sacred space. Meditation Mount is supported entirely by visitor donations. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are strictly prohibited on our grounds and food must only be consumed on the terrace tables. Please observe silence throughout the garden, the viewpoint and the Meditation Room. The entire Mount property is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. The facility is available to rent for sacred ceremonies, weddings and events, but not overnight retreats. The office is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm for inquiries.
Reviewed 17 February 2014

It's a bit of a drive, but worth the stop. Well attended grounds with most visitors observing silence or only whispering. A short walk to the end of the ridge gives a beautiful view of the Ojai valley. Pleasant stops and benches on the way, and birds are constantly around having lost their fear of humans. I was put off by the commercialism that saturated the garden. A sculptor named Brian Berman had many sculptures on display. Most weren't jarring, but some certainly were, 90% used his signature "B" and tried to make it fit in with Buddhist philosophy, and all had a placard advertising that the sculpture was for sale! Irritating.

Thank OmarKhayyam
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"watch the sunset"
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"beautiful view"
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Practice your matra! "Un-Yelly-Man" and you will fit right in with the yo far practitioners and Buddhas that surround the serene Jews and property.

Lots of peace and tranquility awaits you!

Thank Bubble_Toes75
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

It was not a marked road to travel but stick with the adventure it's worth it. Once there stroll the grounds and find out the next class or group meet.

Thank Marilyn M
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We went here at the end of the day just before sunset. It is a beautiful, peaceful spot with a great view of the valley. Besides the view everyone goes to there is a short hike the honors the four directions around the site. Great photo spot. This was one of our favorite stops in Ojai.

Thank SCtripchick
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Went to see the "pink moment" as this is supposed to be the best spot. Unfortunately for us, clouds were blocking the sun so we didn't get the pink :-( But, this is a beautiful place and if you like to meditate, this would be the place to come. They have full moon meditations every month and I would have loved to have been a part of that!

Thank JKearnsx2
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