About

Matagiri is located on 40 acres of forested hillside in the Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, New York. Staffed by a small residential community and supported by an extended family of disciples and friends, visitors benefit from facilities designed for contemplation and creativity, research and study. Our activities include meditation, talks, performances and educational programs related to the teaching of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the international community of Auroville.

The name Matagiri means “Mother’s Mountain” in Sanskrit. Founded by Sam Spanier and Eric Hughes in 1968, it has served as a residential center, library, importer of Sri Aurobindo Ashram products such as the handmade paper and incense, publisher and distributor of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s books, and hosted numerous visitors.

We don’t currently accept overnight guests, but there are a number of local accommodations (see the Links Page).

Matagiri is under the stewardship of Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Donations are needed and welcome.