Retreat with Gangaji
Attending a residential retreat with Gangaji offers a unique opportunity to withdraw from the normal distractions of your everyday life and inquire into what you truly want. With the support of Gangaji, other participants, and beautiful, contemplative settings, you can embark on a deep inner dive of self-discovery. This is the gift of retreat!
A retreat with Gangaji is not a time to fix or change anything about yourself. Actually, it is a time to rest, a time to retreat from any stories you may be telling about yourself, or definitions and identities you have constructed in your imagination.
With self-inquiry, Gangaji draws your attention away from your thoughts and into the direct experience of what is always here and who you truly are—peace itself, consciousness itself. In the willingness to retreat from your search for just one moment, you can profoundly realize you are already home, already free. This is the secret that lies at the heart of retreat.
Throughout the event, Gangaji offers you her deepest support and guidance in meeting yourself fully.
During our time on retreat…
We will meet with Gangaji twice a day to ask questions and share our reports. On silent retreat, we speak only during our meetings with Gangaji. A retreat with Gangaji may also include silent meditation, chanting and video presentations.
The Fallen Leaf Lake Retreat takes place near South Lake Tahoe, at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center. Our group will have exclusive use of this special property.
This is a residential retreat. Once you have registered with us for your tuition fee, you will need to book your accommodation and meal package directly with the Stanford Sierra Conference Center, using the form that will be sent to you in an email attachment. Please note that accommodation and meal registrations will be processed on a first-come first served basis, and the Stanford Sierra Conference Center will not be taking reservations until Dec. 1st. For all who reserve their spot with us before Dec. 1st, we will send out a reminder at that time. For information on accommodation and meal packages see below.
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 in order for Stanford Sierra to have time to see if they can be accommodated. Please include relevant information on the Lodging and Meals Registration Form that you send to Stanford Sierra, and e-mail details to Events at the Gangaji Foundation.
Check-in will begin at 3:00PM on Sunday, May 20th. Late check-in will also be available that evening after the meeting with Gangaji.
Sunday May 20
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 21
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 25
10:15 AM Meeting with Gangaji
12:00 PM Lunch