A Place Of The Heart
- To donate land in the Crestone/Baca area of Colorado to representatives of world religions, mystical and traditional, particularly those with unbroken lineages, for the establishment of Centers that -
- perpetuate the ancient tradition of peoples of many tribes journeying here for a sacred connection to the Earth, and deepening of their spirituality.
- provide retreat centers for people of various faiths for this purpose.
- provide teachings and resources for the preservation and practice of the world's great wisdom traditions.
- To donate land for the establishment of centers in Crestone/Baca Colorado, offering educational programs & projects for children, youth & adults, that
- facilitate Earth stewardship activities of restoration, conservation and preservation.
- demonstrate models of human community sustainability, utilizing alternative, environmentally appropriate building and agricultural technologies.
- To administer a land preservation program, including
- setting aside the majority of land (900 of 1,400 acres) held by Manitou Foundation, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to preserve their pristine quality and protect the natural plant and wildlife ecosystems.
- identification and protection of the abundant historical, archeological and sacred sites on Manitou Foundation and grantee land.
- To network with individuals and organizations - locally, nationally and internationally to facilitate the above mission objectives.