​Serene Retreat in North Georgia

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

Welcome To NaMestoy Farm  

If you're looking for serenity and peace, you've come to the right place. At NaMestoyFarm we provide space for both personal and group retreats.There are 14 acres to roam, enjoy the natrual wooded beauty, gaze at the sunset, and literally smell the roses that bloom in abundant glory. NaMestoyFarm has been located in North Georgia since 2011. We look forward to your visit........


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NaMestoy Farm featured in Home Magazine of North Georgia

 December Events

Sunday December 2 Meditation With Bert 10am - 2pm

It was suggested at last month's meeting that we remain in Silence for the whole four hours of meditation. Participants may do walking meditation while still remaining in Silence. 

Bert Levitt MA, LPC has been nurturing and facilitating our meditation group here at NaMestoy since its birth in 2011. This is what he has to say about meditation: 
 "My life long spiritual quest has led to my current meditative practice. The non-dual (not two but one out of which all things arise) way of meditation that leads to an awakened heart in the most direct way I know. Ramana Maharshi, perhaps the best known teacher of the non-dual way here in the west, also instructed students to meditate this way.

During the meditation time we search inside ourselves for the “I” we most fundamentally believe ourselves to be. The work is to put all our attention on the inner feeling of “I”, holding that feeling for as long as possible. Aides in this quest are questions to pose to ourselves; "From where does this 'I' thought arise?" Or "Who am 'I'”?

What we discover is that the “I” which we believe to be our individual self in the world vanishes when searched for. In it's place appears Absolute Being. Residing effortlessly and constantly in unshakable Absolute Being is the Awakened State.


Monday Dec. 3 Sacred Circle 9am - 11am

When we sit together in Circle, we wait for inspiration; and when it comes, we speak it as the enlightened beings we know ourselves to be. Everyone is welcome to join us.
No reservations needed and there is no fee


​Karen Cole Is Forsyth Central High School's Wellness Coach

Karen Cole, NaMestoy Farm's Healing Circle Practitioner, is helping start a revolution in education. She is Forsyth Central High School's first ever wellness coach. "Cole's mindful movement sessions are the centerpiece of Central's new Wellness Center, a comprehensive space of offices and meeting areas that pull together the school's student support staff to better focus on students' mental health. The in-school suspension room was transformed into a space called "The Well," where technological devices are prohibited and bean bag chairs are the preferred mode of seating.She uses many of the same methods she has used to deal with anxiety and depression to help her students: breathing, gratitude journals, positive reinforcement......click on Karen Cole at the beginning of this paragraph to read more of the article that was in the Nov. 28 Forsyth County News .

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Sacred Circle - Ongoing Mondays  9am - 11am

Beloved Community,

I'm feeling pretty disconnected from all of my NaMestoy Farm family, so it was encouraging to get Bert's response to my email asking if he would be here on Sunday. He wrote:  

"I am looking forward to being with you and whoever else shows up. I was just mulling how sweet and rare it is to be with people who share my delight in giving hours to experiencing, or really being, the most fundamental truth of who we are! What happens for us may miss the mark or not but we are putting in time together and I am positive we are all growing. See you Sunday.... Bert"


Musings about Ramana Maharshi and My experience

I had an exceptionally good time this Thanksgiving with my family inTexas. It's been a while since I've been with newly born, unconditioned human beings who are seeing, hearing, and experiencing everything for the first time. How alive, curious, and amused they are with each new delight! But we,too, can live in that freshness of Being. I'm communicating with a friend now who is in so much pain that she wants to die. Surely it is my duty to try and comfort her in the best way I know how. Maharshi says that performing one's duty carefully is the greatest service to God. I quote to her what Maharshi says about Pleasure and pain being mental creations, and she feels good for a while. But when I check on her later in the day, she is raging over her unbearable pain and her inability to do anything about it. Hopefully, she will surrender soon. She is all alone, and there's nowhere else to go.... I pray for an opening of her heart and a death of her obsession with her false self.. I would like to bring her here to live out the rest of her days, but she is too attached to her home and independence.

Maharshi teaches that "We can wake up from the ego-dream, which amounts to killing the ego-sense. The experience of deep sleep clearly teaches that happiness consists in being without the body. The wise also confirm it, speaking of liberation after the body is given up. Thus the sage is awaiting the casting off of the body. Just as a labourer carrying a load on his head for the sake of wages bears the burden with no pleasure, carries it to the destination, and finally unburdens himself with relief and joy; so also the sage bears this body, awaiting the right and destined time to discard it. There will be no pain if the physical outlook is given up and if the person exists as the Self. Mourning is not the index of true love. It betrays love of the object, of its shape only. That is not love. True love is shown by the certainty that the object of love is in the Self and that it can never become non-existent." 

I am so attached to the substance of things that I often ignore the subtle energies that are speaking to me all the time informing my heart and mind.

Love, Nancy

Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies, & downwards to the depths; Outwards & unbounded