Primal Spirituality is taught at Centers where people can leave their activity of the everyday life and have a time to reflect, renew, learn and transform.
The founder of Emissaries of Divine Light, Lloyd Arthur Meeker, established Sunrise Ranch, the first residential Emissary Center, in 1945. He had taught at many places in the United States and Canada since 1929. He came to believe that for significant changes and learning to take root for a person, time in a residential learning center was important.
Since then, there have been Emissary Centers established in many parts of the world. They each have their own unique essence. But they all bring a peaceful, trustworthy surround for people who are taking another step in their life journey. They are great places for people who are experiencing a transition in their life. They offer people the opportunity for new, fulfilling experiences in seven areas:
Home and Relationships
Care for the Natural World
Worldwide Emissary Centers
Sunrise Ranch was established in 1945 as a spiritual community and the headquarters of Emissaries of Divine Light, a global network dedicated to the spiritual regeneration of humanity under the inspiration of the spirit of God. The 350-acre ranch and farm, nestled in beautiful Eden Valley in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, blue herons, elk, wild turkeys, owls, foxes, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats and deer.
In a peaceful atmosphere, with the loving surround of staff who honor each person’s spiritual journey, the Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat Center offers programs that empower personal transformation and spiritual awakening. It is a teaching and demonstration site for practical spirituality and conscious living.
There are conference facilities for leading-edge organizations, as well as a variety of internship programs related to earth stewardship, sustainability, holistic agriculture and farm-to-table culinary skills. With honor and respect for our sacred Earth home and all of life, Sunrise Ranch has practiced natural and organic farming methods and served nutritious, healthy food for almost 70 years.
Still Meadow is a sanctuary for contemplation and restorative experience, combining the beauty of rich old-growth forest with leading-edge experiential learning, dedicated to the evolution of consciousness with reverence for the earth and the sacredness of spirit in expression. Set on 60 acres of forest and meadow, with a year-round running creek, hiking trails and sauna, the lush setting provides a nurturing environment that inspires a deepening of experience. Founded as an Emissary community in 1976, Still Meadow later transitioned into a retreat and conference center. With its beautifully landscaped grounds, located in rural Damascus, Oregon, it offers a secluded setting for retreats and workshops.
As the regional center for Emissaries of Divine Light in Western Canada, Edenvale embodies a deep commitment to fully awaken to the presence of the Divine within and to model a new relationship with the earth, with people, and with the invisible source of all life. Part of a global network of like-minded people, exploring spiritual awakening, transformation and leadership, Edenvale offers fresh thinking, inspiration and vision on the process of spiritual transformation and invites others to participate in this expansive adventure. Located on 38 acres of lush forest, hiking trails and colorful flower gardens, Edenvale has provided a serene setting for spiritual growth retreats for 40 years.
near Gawler, South Australia
The Riverdell Spiritual Centre has been developed as a sanctuary with the intention of encouraging and supporting people to awaken spiritually, connect with their inner spirit, and live from that reality, to create the most fulfilling life imaginable. As a person opens to the eternal spirit within, transformation in consciousness occurs naturally. For over 30 years, Riverdell has been offering spiritual programs for awakening joyful, inspired living in a safe and supportive environment, surrounded by the beauty of nature on the banks of the Gawler River.
Gate House Spiritual Centre is part of the world-wide Emissary organization, offering programs and support for the work of spiritual awakening, personal transformation, sustainable practices and leadership development. Attunement, a vibrational healing modality, is taught and practiced as a way of life that supports alignment in the flow of universal spiritual current. Within all people there is a deep desire to be in creative relationship with others and with all of life. There is a desire to evolve as an individual, and to experience a reality that transcends the usual, everyday life. Gate House is a place where people welcome these experiences for themselves and others. It is a place for anyone who is resonant with this purpose – to provide a physical and virtual home for the spiritual urge that is present in all people.
Contact Gate House, +27 21 794 1297, email: email@example.com
Jeju Island, South Korea
Joyville Resort and Spiritual Leadership Training Center is dedicated to drawing together people who are awakening to provide a new order of leadership and a creative alternative for our world, based in highest character, truth and love. Located within the abundant natural beauty of Jeju Island, we offer a range of transformational programs, including seminars, gatherings, and coaching, to support your growth, expand your understanding and inspire you to fulfill your highest destiny.