Inside view of Mago Dining Hall at Sedona Mago Retreat

Dining

At Sedona Mago Retreat, you will be able to enjoy 3 meals per day, lovingly prepared by our talented kitchen staff, and served to you buffet style in our delightful dining hall. We describe our cuisine as “Pesco Vegetarian,” Meaning we serve fish as well as a variety of vegetarian entrees. We strive to provide healthy and hearty meals for your enjoyment. As much as possible, we use Non-GMO, Organic, Local, and Whole foods during our preparation. Often our produce is from our own 2-acre garden, which grows a variety of items using organic practices.

Our philosophy is to present you with a variety of tastes and options during your stay. We offer many styles of preparation and the tastes vary by day and by meal. Breakfast and Lunch are typically vegetarian in nature, and our evening meals usually include fish. Our buffet is not large, but it is varied, fresh, bountiful, and at all times delicious!

We are happy to be able to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements. These include Gluten Free, Lactose/Dairy intolerant, Nut and Soy allergies. In order to best serve you, we ask that you please include all allergy information at the time of booking. This allows the chef to consider your needs during menu planning.

We realize that meal time is often a time to socialize. Here at Sedona Mago Retreat there are many guests who have come here to look inward, meditate and/or observe complete silence. We ask that you please remain mindful of this during meals, and keep your conversational level low. One of our Dining Areas is specified as a “Whisper Room,” and all conversation should be kept at a very low level when in that room. If you notice a “Table of Silence” sign on any dining table, please be aware that guests seated at those tables are making it known that they wish to eat in quiet surroundings.

Please come join us! Chef Katie and the entire Dining Staff would love to welcome you to Sedona Mago Retreat.

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.

Mindful Eating

Interior and exterior views of Mago Dining hall at Sedona Mago Retreat
arrow 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.

Organic Garden

Grapes on the vine in our organic garden at Sedona Mago Retreat

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.