Sacred Mountain Ashram

Sacred Mountain Ashram

August 3rd, 2012


Sacred Mountain Ashram, established by Swami Amar Jyoti in 1974, is located one mile west of Gold Hill on a mountaintop at 9000′. The ashram comprises 108 stunning acres of evergreens, aspens, wildflowers, snow, deer and other furry and feathered brethren.

You are invited to come for a visit, to walk in our gardens and enjoy the serenity of nature in this haven of solitude and peace. Aarati, a traditional offering of Light, is offered each morning at 7 am (6:30 am in summer) and evening at 7 pm at Jyoti Mandir, “Temple of Light,” followed by meditation.  Each Sunday and Thursday at 7 pm we gather for Satsang by Swami Amar Jyoti, which is preceded by mantra recitation, Aarati and kirtan, and followed by meditation.

Swami Amar Jyoti in Satsang

Swami Amar Jyoti in Satsang

Nearby the temple is Annapurna, a two-story 55′ diameter geodesic dome, housing our dining room, community kitchen, and an extensive spiritual library. We also have our twice weekly ladies yoga classes here.

Our publications, which include the quarterly Light of Consciousness—Journal of Spiritual Awakening (, books and audio Satsangs of Swami Amar Jyoti, and our Kirtan and Sacred Chants CDs are available in our library. Please call or email us if you’d like to arrange a visit. We’re just up the hill!

Near Annapurna you can visit the Garden of Prophets with statues of Jesus, Buddha and Krishna, and our sunken garden with a gazebo where two bucks are often seen  in the summertime.

WOMEN’S YOGA CLASSES—SUMMER SCHEDULE: open to the mountain community, hatha yoga classes by Justine Sanchez from Ward are held in our 55′ diameter geodesic dome every Sunday and Thursday at 9-10:30 am. Please call for directions, fees and any questions. Classes are for beginner to intermediate students with some headstands thrown in for those of you who like to be vertically challenged!

SEVALAYA (Truth Consciousness Center of Service), a quarter mile west of the Ashram and 1.5 miles from Gold Hill, is located on 13 acres of aspen-bordered meadows and pines. We have residential buildings including accommodations for our annual week-long retreat each summer.

Sacred Mountain Ashram and Desert Ashram in Tucson, AZ  are operated by Truth Consciousness, a 501[c]3  nonprofit organization. Donations are welcome and are tax-deductible. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Sacred Mountain Ashram, 10668 Gold Hill Road, Boulder CO 80302-9716
Phone: 303-447-1637, Fax: 303-447-1920,

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