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Santa Sabina Retreat—The Silent Refuge
When
August 14-18, 2019 PDT
Where
Online/Zoom
Event Fee
SOLD OUT
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Santa Sabina is a unique, sacred space dedicated “to the contemplative way of being.” This oasis of quiet is a place to truly seek refuge in the silence of your own being.Retreat with Gangaji is a time to rest and 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 this retreat, Gangaji offers you her deepest support and guidance in meeting yourself fully.

 

During the retreat…

We will meet with Gangaji twice a day to ask questions and share reports. This retreat will be held in conversational silence – we speak only during the meetings with Gangaji. The daily schedule will also include meditation, video presentations, and other evening programs.

The quiet, cloistered spaces of Santa Sabina offer essential support for retreat from our daily lives while still being accessible to the Bay Area for non-residential participants. Our group will have exclusive use of this beautiful property, which includes a hermitage cabin, prayer room, art rooms, yoga room, library, a courtyard for eating and lounging on the grass, and a hammock!

Thank you for your interest, but the Scholarship application period for this Event was closed on July 3, 2019.
Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your registration please email us at info@gangaji.org or call our office, 541-482-3100, ext. 221 and leave a message. If you cancel on or before July 14, your full payment will be refunded minus $50 for commuters and $100 for residential registrations. If you cancel on or after July 15, your full payment is non-refundable.
Check in and Meeting Schedule

Everyone is required to check in, whether your accommodations are on-site or off-site. Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 14. Retreatants arriving after 6:30 PM will register after the meeting with Gangaji.

Wednesday August 14
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-in
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Orientation Tours
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:15 PM First Full Meeting with Gangaji

On most days of the retreat there will be a morning meditation and a morning and afternoon meeting with Gangaji at 11am and 4pm. Videos or other programs will be held in the evening. You will receive a detailed schedule when you arrive at Santa Sabina.

Sunday, August 18
10:15 AM Meeting with Gangaji
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Retreat Ends

Conversational silence will begin upon rising Thursday morning and end on the last full day of the retreat, Saturday at 7pm. This provides an opportunity for participants to connect verbally with one another, if they wish to. For those who desire to stay in silence, a silent dining area will be arranged, as well a recommended way to signal to others if you wish to remain in silence until the retreat fully ends the following day.

Cancellation Info

If you need to cancel your registration please email us at info@gangaji.org or call our office, 541-482-3100, ext. 221 and leave a message.

If you cancel on or before July 14, your full payment will be refunded minus $50 for commuters and $100 for residential registrations.

If you cancel on or after July 15, your full payment is non-refundable.

Scholarship Info
Thank you for your interest, but the Scholarship application period for this Event was closed on July 3, 2019.

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Zoom Help

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We use the Zoom platform to connect to our Online Meeting with Gangaji.  We know new technology can be challenging. Here are our recommendations for the best experience using zoom.

  • Go to zoom.us in advance and create a free account.
  • Download the zoom app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • Start up the app then Sign in with your new account credentials.
  • Familiarize yourself with zoom and let us know if you have questions.

Here is a link to Zoom's Support and FAQs.

Joining a Meeting With a Password

  1. If a meeting has a password associated with it, it will be shown on the page near the meeting link and meeting ID.
  2. When you click on the link and Zoom opens, it will ask you to enter the password.
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How to raise your hand

  1. If you would like to speak to Gangaji to raise your hand click on the participant icon.
  2. This opens the participant panel.
  3. Select Raise hand from the bottom of the panel.
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How to see Gangaji

  1. If you would like to see Gangaji of the current speaker tap the top right icon to switch to Speaker View.
  2. To see all attendees you can switch back to Gallery View.
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How to turn on your video

  1. If Gangaji calls on you we will promote you to a panelist. This allows you to Start You Video.
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Joining a Meeting With a Password

  1. If a meeting has a password associated with it, it will be shown on the page near the meeting link and meeting ID.
  2. When you click on the link and Zoom opens, it will ask you to enter the password.
how to enter password in zoom

How to raise your hand

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to open the controls.
  2. Tap on the three dots More button in the top right.
  3. Click on the Raise Hand choice at the bottom of the menu that opens. 
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How to see Gangaji

  1. If would like to see Gangaji or the current speaker, tap anywhere on the screen to open the controls.
  2. In the upper left, tap on Speaker View.

How to turn on your video

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to open the controls.
  2. If the video icon is the upper right has a red line through it, tap on it once to start your video so Gangaji can see you.

Joining a Meeting With a Password

  1. If a meeting has a password associated with it, it will be shown on the page near the meeting link and meeting ID.
  2. When you click on the link and Zoom opens, it will ask you to enter the password.
  3.  
how to enter password in zoom

How to raise your hand

  1. If the Zoom interface is not visible, tap anywhere on your screen to make it appear.
  2. Tap on the three dots More menu at the bottom right.
  3. Tap on the Raise Hand option in the menu that opens.

How to see Gangaji

  1. If you would like to see Gangaji or the current speaker, swipe to the right on your screen until you see them. Depending on how many people are in the call, you may need to swipe more than once.

How to turn on your video

  1. If the Zoom interface is not visible, tap anywhere on your screen to make it appear.
  2. If you would like Gangaji and others to be able to see you click on the video icon to  Start Video.

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During this online program, your likeness will be visible to Gangaji and other participants. Additionally, the audio and video of this program will be recorded. Your entering this meeting is considered your consent for the recordings to be made and potentially used on the Gangaji website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by email at info@gangaji.org.