PALG was established in 2002 as a non-profit spiritual center dedicated to peace and spirituality. The sponsors of PALG, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), wanted to share this beautiful center with others and so it was opened to public.
Called "a Spiritual Oasis in the City," its purpose is to provide a place for people to take time out of their busy lives to visit, reflect, and be rejuvenated by the peace and nature present.
With this purpose in mind, an outdoor stone labyrinth, using the same design as the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, was built in 2001 and spiritually dedicated.
Next the Asian-themed meditation garden was completed in 2002. It is small, but spectacular with over sixteen water fountains, a koi pond and several intimate seating areas tucked away to reflect, repose, meditate. Courtyard garden areas were added.
The center opened to public in 2002. Volunteer docents are available 5 days a week.
Visitors are welcome to reflect in nature, "unwind the mind" walking the labyrinth, meditate, and even tour the beautiful historic building.
Classes and workshops are offered exploring topics focusing on personal growth and practical spirituality.
PAL&G is featured in many online articles as "one of the best places in Los Angeles to visit."
Headquarters of MSIA & PTS
PALG is sponsored by, and is the headquarters of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), and Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy (PTS).
MSIA is a non-denominational, ecumenical church founded by John-Roger in 1968. The main teaching is Soul Transcendence-- knowing ourselves as a Soul and as one with God, not just in theory, but as a living reality. For more information about MSIA visit msia.org
Peace Theological Seminary is the educational arm of MSIA. PTS holds classes, workshops, and retreats all over the world including at PALG. Now many of these classes are live streamed. For more information about PTS visit ptswisdom.org.
MSIA acquired the building and grounds now known as PAL&G in 1974, using it as their headquarters and learning center. At that time the building and property had become quite run down. Over the years, MSIA cultivated the property with the help of many volunteers. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, MSIA professionally retrofitted and restored the property and added the labyrinth and gardens.