Register-Pajaronian: Spiritual Leader, Founder of Mt. Madonna Center Dies at 95

Register-Pajaronian, 9/26/2018, “Spiritual leader, founder of Mt. Madonna Center dies at 95,” by Johanna Miller.

Hindu leader, master yogi, author and founding inspiration of the Mount Madonna Center and Mount Madonna School Baba Hari Das died peacefully at his home in Bonny Doon Tuesday morning.

Known affectionately as “Babaji,” Baba Hari Das was a silent monk, born in 1923 in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. He took his vow of perpetual silence in 1952, which he kept until his passing. Read more


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Nestled among the redwoods on 380 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a diverse learning community dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believes a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The program, accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.

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