Last updated: June 14, 2014 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: January 24, 2005

Nahziryah Monastic Community

(Saint Joe, Arkansas, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 0  Established: 1970
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Reverend Nazirmoreh K B Kedem
  • Phone: 870-449-4381
  • Address:
    Nahziryah Monastic Community
    Nazir Path 970 MC 5029
    Saint Joe, Arkansas, 72675
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    all visits must be pre-approved of by the Reverend Nazirmoreh(ABRD). Those seeking visitation should request a Visitation Questionnaire, fill out and return to the Reverend Baba Nazirmoreh (ABRD), that the Reverend may review and approve of according to time requested and reason for requested visit.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    open to all who are directed toward consciousness expansion and further spiritual development. not open to curiosity seekers- but to those who are devotionally dedicated and sincere toward consciousness expansion and further spiritual development through work, effort, condusive law and order, rules, regulations, disciplines, those that know the value of correction; that they may be corrected and be correct. Nahziryah is especially open to those who have reached a high level of maturity through life living experiences and wisdom, knowledge and understanding gained through experience… and those that can attune to and be forwarded by the Baba’s brutal honesty.

Mission Statement:

service toward consciousness expansion & further spiritual development throughout all existence

Community Description:

Nahziryah Monastic Community
Path of Mystic Enlightenment
The Nazir Order of the Purple Veil.
Blessings and Thanks to our Spiritual Teacher, Founder and Director of Nahziryah Monastic Community, Retreat for Meditation and Wholistic Living, Monastic EcoVillage, The Community of The Purple Lodge, The Nazir Order Of The Purple Veil, In The Degree Of The Ascension – The Reverend Nazirmoreh(ABRD). Rev. Nazirmoreh(All Blessings and Respect Due), is our spiritual teacher and guide. Rev. Nazirmoreh(ABRD) teaches that there are many paths–one goal, many names-one Divine Creator. The Nazir community is monastic, abiding by rules, order, and disciplines. The monastery includes men, women, and children. Resident members live a simple, monastic, communal life- we work hard, meditate, study, and strive daily to overcome the lower ego.
At the monastery,the monastic village; Nahziryah Monastic Community, Retreat for Meditation and Wholistic Living, the resident members do organic gardening to help sustain the community’s dietary needs (vegan). To support the community and the effort toward consciousness expansion and further spiritual development, we make and sell art crafts, as well as metaphysical/esoteric/spiritual literature of all faiths, recordings, essential and essence oils, incense, and meditation supplies.
Nahziryah Monastic Community sustains itself through its own laborious efforts, except for the occasional donations given by the few who are sympathetic with the Nazir way of life and are willing and able to help, financially and otherwise, to support the service. The NMC Retreat for Meditation & Wholistic Living is dedicated to providing living space in a natural environment for students of the Baba who choose the monastic life. The Nazir path is for those who hear the call and come to give their All in All in the service of consciousness expansion & further spiritual development of all. Behold the One in All.
Please Note: All inquiries should be address as follows:
All correspondences should be addressed directly to the Reverend – questions, answers, inquiries, requests. All correspondences in truth, in light, in love.

Nahziryah Monastic Community
Om, peace be with all
The Order, In order, of order, As directed in the direction of the ascension. OM.


  • Adult Members: 10101
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: The Nazir Path

    Ancient and Ecumenical… We are All One

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community


  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: The Reverend makes all final decisions, after discussing matters with other members and receiving their thoughts and feelings concerning- with due considerations.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 103 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: a few large dwellings, several cabins, and several small meditation cells

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Shared Expenses: 100%
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Required Labor contribution: 168
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: 100% communal

    one must confer with the Baba as to details regarding the debt incurred, that the Baba may make a decision concerning.

    Work & Meditate… Meditate & Work. All is 100% collective effort. Much hard work and longer hours during the warmer, gardening and outdoor fund raising seasons.

    there are no fees for joining- besides a one-time/new RESIDENT member contribution from those who have chosen live-in membership, which will cover the cost of monastic garments to be made for them upon admittance. However, all that one has or owns should be turned into the community storage during the probationary period – until they are definitely sure that they are at the degree of dedicating their life to the service of consciousness expansion and further spiritual development for themselves, other community members and all existence. Upon this degree, all that one has should be relinquished toward the service. If one decides before the probationary period ends that they are not prepared to continue in the service via the community, and must leave- all belongings will be returned to them. All other degrees of membership such as student-visitor, helper-supporter or direct-student require no fees.

    all resident members live communally and are required to contribute their service toward the collective effort… all other membership degrees are not required to contribute financially. Donations accepted/ not required.


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegan (plants only, no animal products)
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: organic gardening

    strictly vegetarian (no meat, fowl, fish, dairy- or their by-products)

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.