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 silent meditation and video presentations.
Watch a short video presentation to hear more from Gangaji about what retreat offers.
This is a residential retreat. Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All options include your tuition, accommodation, and taxes.
Cabin and Lodge Room packages include: five nights lodging, three buffet meals per day beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Friday lunch. Meals include vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings. Camping (off site) options includes 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 $1535/per person
Single Room in Cabin with Shared Bath $2250/per person
Private Cabin $2835/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 $1690/person
Single Lodge Room with Private Bath $2615/person
Camping: The nearest campground is approximately 4 miles from Stanford Sierra Conference Center: Fallen Leaf Campground, operated by the National Forest service. Please be aware that although the campground is only 4 miles from SSCC, the road is narrow and winding and can take up to 20 minutes to drive one way. RVs and trailers are not allowed on Fallen Leaf Road beyond the campground. Click here for more information about the campground and to make reservations.
Camping (off-site) Facility Fee with Meals $1200/person
Camping (off-site) Facility Fee without Meals $785/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.
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More information about the retreat will be coming soon.