A Place of Peace
Ranch is a place of peace located on 142 acres of land in the beautiful
Santa Ynez mountains overlooking Santa Barbara, California. As a
physical focus for the study and experience of peace, Windermere
provides an environment in which you can find relaxation, sanctuary
and serenity. It is a place to sit quietly, meditate, and rejuvenate
or take nurturing walks on paths that overlook magnificent vistas.
value of coming to peace within and then reaching out to be in accord
with another person or living being is part of the philosophical
foundation of the Institute for Individual and World Peace. The
rocks, the land; its springs, ponds, and vegetation, the animals
and wildlife can all be used as channels to tap into the part of
you that is calm, loving and peaceful.
first came to Windermere and the Institute through the donations
of our supporters. We quickly learned that this was no coincidence;
that horses have a remarkable sense of peace. In fact they seem
to radiate the essence of peace.
the years, staff, volunteers and visitors who have interacted and
worked with the horses have come to experience a gift of healing
and peace. These horses have also become our teachers. What has
the lesson been? By moving to a place of mutual cooperation,
two or more beings can become at peace with themselves and each
other. We call this process "one accord." It was easy to see
how this focus of mutual cooperation and one accord is vital in
today's world. The horses are both a beautiful mirror and an example
of willingness to get along with others.
the Windermere Horses
how to Adopt a Windermere Horse