With the support of Gangaji, other participants, and in the pristine, contemplative setting of Fallen Leaf Lake, you can embark on a deep inner dive of self-discovery. This is the gift of retreat.
With Self-Inquiry, Gangaji will guide and support you throughout the retreat in turning your attention away from your thoughts and into the direct experience of what is always here - peace itself, consciousness itself.
In Daily Meetings with Gangaji, your questions and reports are welcome and essential to the vitality of the retreat.
Our time together may also include meditation, chanting and video presentations.
Watch a short video presentation to hear more from Gangaji about what retreat offers.
Check-in will begin at 3:00PM on Sunday, May 22nd. Late check-in will also be available that evening after the meeting with Gangaji.
Sunday May 22
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Check-in
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM – First Full Meeting with Gangaji
Monday May 23
10:45 AM Welcome Meeting
On most days of the retreat, there will be a morning and afternoon meeting with Gangaji. Video or other programs will be held in the evening. You will receive a detailed schedule when you arrive at Stanford Sierra.
Friday May 27
10:15 AM Meeting with Gangaji
11:30 AM Lunch
Airport and Transportation
Stanford Sierra Conference Center is served by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Airport Shuttle to and from Stanford Sierra Conference Center
Stanford Sierra Conference Center will provide shuttle service to the retreat from the South Tahoe Airporter stop at Hardrock Casino in South Lake Tahoe/Stateline as part of your accommodation and meal package. Get more information and make your reservation at least one week prior to your arrival by going to: www.stanfordsierra.com/shuttle
Shuttle service between Reno-Tahoe International and South Lake Tahoe/Stateline can also be arranged directly with South Tahoe Airporter. For more information on this service, call 1-866-898-2463 or go to www.southtahoeairporter.com.
Driving Conditions and Directions
If you are planning on driving, a map and detailed directions to Stanford Sierra Conference Center from the Bay Area, Reno and Southern California are provided on our website. To quickly check California road conditions you can call the automated Caltrans Highway Information Network at 800-427-7623 or visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov
If you need to cancel your registration please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office, 541-482-3100, ext. 221 and leave a message.
If you cancel on or before April 20, your full payment will be refunded minus $200.
If you cancel after April 20, your full payment is non-refundable.
If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, all fees will be refunded.
This is a residential retreat. Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All options include your tuition, tax, service and gratuity.
Cabin and Lodge Room packages include: five nights lodging, three full buffet meals per day beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Friday lunch. Camping (off site) options include facility fees, with or without meals. Participants lodging at Stanford Sierra Conference Center must be on the meal plan provided. There are no kitchen or food storage facilities in the lodge rooms or cabins.
Cabins: Most accommodations are in cabins and require a short walk to the meeting and dining room in the main lodge. Cabins have two or three bedrooms and one shared bath. The bath will be shared with 1-4 other guests unless a private cabin is reserved.
Double Room in Cabin with Shared Bath $1495/per person
Single Room in Cabin with Shared Bath $2180/per person
Private Cabin $2745/per person
Lodge Rooms: There are a small number of rooms with private baths in the Main Lodge, where the meeting room and dining room are located. Each lodge room has one queen and one twin bed. Only half of the lodge rooms have lake views.
Double Lodge Room with Private Bath $1645/person
Single Lodge Room with Private Bath $2535/person
Camping: The closest campgrounds are 20-30 minute drive from SSCC. RVs and vehicles with trailers are not allowed on Fallen Leaf Road.
Camping (off-site) Facility Fee with Meals $1175/person
Camping (off-site) Facility Fee without Meals $770/person
Shared Rooms: If you are a light sleeper, please consider a private room or bring earplugs. We cannot guarantee that you will have a roommate who does not snore! During the registration check-out process you will fill in a form to either tell us who you are rooming with, or, if you need us to assign you a roommate, indicate your gender.
Special Needs: While Stanford Sierra is able to provide housing and meals for most individuals with special needs, we need to know about them at least two weeks prior to the retreat to be sure they can be accommodated. Please communicate the relevant information by answering the questions on the form provided during the registration check-out process.
To support the health of the overall community, Gangaji asks that all who attend are fully vaccinated. A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Janssen vaccine. Boosters are recommended.
Additionally, we are requiring all participants to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering the retreat site.
By checking this box and registering for this event, you agree to provide proof at check-in that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have had a recent negative COVID test. If proof is not provided when you arrive, you will not be able to attend the retreat.
After you click I Agree you will be able to finish registration.