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!
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.
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 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.