To take up residence in a Sanctuary is to live in sacred intimacy with the land and all life that it supports- whether humans, animals, plants, rocks. Living full or part time at SMS is akin to living in a ‘practice community’, where residents strive to reflect the values, vision and mission of SMS in practical, everyday ways. Although SMS has no specific affiliation with a single spiritual or religious tradition, residents here are deeply connected to one another through service to something bigger than themselves, and a sacred agreement to support the ‘health of the whole’, so that it may support us...and all living things.
We offer a variety of immersive pathways to experience the sanctity and beauty of our Sanctuary. Click on the links below to learn more.