Holding sacred space for renewal globally and locally

seeking wholeness in partnership with Nature

Thriving While Living With Suicide

There have been days lately that felt like fall. The pumpkins are ripe and ready for harvest, leaves are falling from the exhausted trees an everything is burned to a crisp as if it were August. I found myself thinking of back to school days as a child and with the...

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Whee! I started The Light Center with nothing in my pocket. I was following guidance and so did not have and cash reserve or even a business plan. Heck I was a nurse by background and at that time was serving as a hospice chaplain, pretty close to the bottom of the...

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Got Ubuntu?

We Americans truly cannot imagine what it is like to live in a "deep African" village. I have caught glimpses by spending time with Sobonfu Some' and absorbing her stories, but I have never experienced a community living purely in the ways of Ubuntu. Most of Africa...

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I always remember Steven Levine's definition of grief as a "homesickness for God".  When in that space of loss, sorrow and despair that definition really makes sense.   Any healing is truly about reconnecting and that is what The Light Center is all about.  Lately we...

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The Light Center is a natural sanctuary nestled on 90 wooded acres of sacred space. It is dedicated to living, learning and growing in partnership with Nature as we adapt to a rapidly changing world. For twenty years, it has offered a wide range of small group intensive retreats and workshops, focusing on a variety of ways for spiritual healing and self-development. Our programs are held in a 120-year- old converted barn located just west of Baldwin City, Kansas featuring many interwoven projects. We act as an educational permaculture based farm and learning center as well as providing the home of LoveLight, our international outreach to South Africa. TLC is a nonprofit  Alternative Unity Ministry with 501c3 privileges under the umbrella of Unity Worldwide Ministries.

The Light Center


To be a clear channel for healing light to reconnect people to their hearts, that we may live in oneness on the sacred earth.


Holding sacred space for renewal, globally and locally, The Light Center serves individuals and families seeking wholeness in partnership with Nature
Barn Downstairs
Our sacred sanctuary in the woods is a cozy space that has all the comforts of home but the isolation and beauty of nature. We host family festivals and activities, communal potlucks and movie screenings, private yoga practice and meditation, or just the stillness of a summer morning.
Our property also includes a hand built sweat lodge, a PacificYurt, private camping grounds, organic, sustainable gardens and animals, abundant wildlife, and an amazing medicine wheel.
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The Light Center is located at:

1542 Woodson Road
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006

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This place was absolutely incredible! The yurt was beautiful and The Light Center was an all around great place. I got to hike around the property in the mornings and have my own personal bon fire at night. Everyone who works/lives there was incredibly kind to me and very helpful. I would, and already have, recommended this place to all of my friends. If you’re looking for more than just your average airbnb experience, give this a try. You won’t regret it. George (AirBnB)

We had a great stay with a feeling of instant friends and community. The grounds are beautiful. Abundance from the garden and other generosity was ample. It is a place in the deep country. That is something we wanted. The college town of Lawrence is 15 miles away and has everything else. Mark (AirBnB)

The yurt was amazing! It exceeded all of our expectations. Could not have asked for a more relaxing spot.

Jack (AirBnB)

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