The Light Center is a beacon lighting the way into a vibrant future

Harmonizing with the earth, inspiring personal, local and global connection.Providing safe space for spiritual growth and healing, and empowering youth.  We are a retreat center, an organic sustainable farm, providing natural sacred spaces for hiking and camping, celebrations and ceremonies. Creating new paths into the future with open hearts.



Every morning the chickens jump right in to share the goat food with our new goats, Daisy and Holly.  The goats don't seem to mind at all as long as they get to eat too!  It is really fun to watch the animals all over the farm and they share the space. One hen sleeps...

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It’s Time

It’s Time

Every time I listen to the dramatic changes in our climate around the world, it is another wake-up call, as if I keep hitting the snooze alarm and go back to sleep.  As things change more and more rapidly around us, we are in the fortunate position of being able to...

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The Awakening

The Awakening

I woke this morning from a dream. I was walking through the paths and trails at the Light Center and seeing deeper into all the things around. I was surprised to notice that, like in the Matrix, I could see what everything was made of, and that the real inner workings...

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The Little Things Really ARE the Big Things

For the last week and a half, Martin and I have been in Colorado for a series of meetings and also for some lovely recreational time. I am so grateful for this, both for the change of scenery and the relaxation, and for the change in perspective that these new places...

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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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A Bed in the Loft

$30/person overnight stay in the barn, shared space upstairs in the loft (bed and futons available)
by Catherine Lightfoot

Moonlight Room in the Barn

Private Room in the barn $65/night for 1-2 people
by Martin Dowman

Overnight stay in Yurt

camp out in our Pacific Yurt~ $45/night for 4 people, +$10/additional person
by Catherine Lightfoot