Enjoy the food and fellowship of our charming dining hall. Our delicious healthful vegetarian meals are served buffet style three times a day.
The food you eat at Mago's dining hall contains not only the nutrients of food, but also the loving energy infused into the food from the Earth and the people who prepared it.
Our dining staff prepares healthful organic vegetarian meals including fish. Our whole food is naturally prepared and features seasonal fruits and vegetables from our organic garden. Dining service is available for all three meals, served four-course buffet style. To support our guests with their spiritual health and retreat experience we do not serve meat. No alcohol or smoking is allowed on our retreat center for the same reason.
Typical Dining Schedule:
- Breakfast: 6:45 - 8:00 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Jars for fermented soybean paste exposed in right amount of sunlight & wind
Food is a precious gift from Mother Earth, for your life. Bless the food with joy and gratitude before you eat. Take time for a prayer of gratitude to Heaven for creating life, to the Earth for growing it, to Humans for preparing the food, for keeping life flowing in you.
When you eat, chew well with a peaceful mind then you can intake not only nutrients but also the blessed energy of the food. Close your eyes (or look down your nose), and feel the chewing. Chew over 30 times before you swallow.
Slowly swallow the food and sense the food coming down to the center at your lower abdomen. When you eat and breathe please remember the energy of the Earth and of Heaven becoming integrated as one within you. Feel grateful of life and consider how to use your energy to repay the blessings of Heaven and Earth, and benefit the World and Humanity.
Explore the organic garden at Sedona Mago Retreat. See, feel, and even taste the freshness of the garden’s produce. Learn about the organic gardening from the farmers who work there. After the tour, stay longer to enjoy the garden’s beauty and bounty.
This 1.8-acre garden, full of fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and egg-laying chickens, is a special place where we practice 100% genuine organic farming and use bio-dynamic principles for planting and harvesting. Our guests enjoy the fruits of our labor during breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining hall. From dining hall compost and horse ranch manure, we produce our own fertilizer over a long period to manage its organic level. As a result, every year the garden’s soil becomes softer and richer.
Reserve your guided tour through the Welcome Center.