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Pine Manor Meditation Center
Pine Manor is a unique gathering place for creative exploration and a getaway for artists and writers. It is sacred space that ignites inspiration. Nestled in the Cleveland National Forest, Pine Manor has a unique hobbit-like cluster of small earthen building that were built to demonstrate various natural building methods. Visit Pine Manor to regroup, learn, and relax. Pine Manor is a learning center that hosts a variety of teachers and facilitators. We are located in the Cleveland National Forest between San Juan Capistrano and Lake Elsinore, California. In our busy and pressure-filled lives we need time away to connect with what is essential and to be renewed. What is needed for our soul is different at different times. It might be that we need laughter, understanding, empowerment, compassion, or strength. Or maybe we need quiet time or connection with others. In addition to the main house, Pine Manor features a unique cluster of small earthen buildings that have been built by many loving hands to demonstrate the use of various natural earthen building materials and possibilities. The first small building, Cob, Sr. is made of â€œcob,â€ a mixture of clay, sand, straw, and water that is rolled into â€œcobâ€ and used as building bricks. It is a delightful earth-building style that encourages builders to dance in the mud. In addition to the three cob structures on the property, we also have a straw bale round house and a writerâ€™s den made with standard framed construction filled with light clay. Every building at Pine Manor exists to be enjoyed, whether theyâ€™re used for teaching purposes, gathering for relaxation, or meditation.