The Silent Refuge
Retreat with Gangaji
Santa Sabina Center

August 17-21

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.

“The purpose of this retreat is to support you in never overlooking the peace of who you are in any degree ever again.”

Throughout this retreat, Gangaji offers you her deepest support and guidance in meeting yourself fully.

Santa Sabina Center 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 as you embark on a deep inner dive of self-discovery.

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 and video presentations.

Watch a short video presentation to hear more from Gangaji about what retreat offers.

Retreat Schedule & Info

When
January 1, 1970 PST
Where
Santa Sabina Center
25 Magnolia Ave
San Rafael, CA
Event Fee
From $775

Important COVID-19 Information for Retreat Registration

To support the health of retreat staff and participants, Santa Sabina requires all who attend to be fully vaccinated and have at least one booster. Additionally, we are requiring all participants to provide proof of a negative COVID test result prior to entering the retreat site.

When registering for this event, you will agree to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated with one booster and have a negative COVID-19 test at check-in for the retreat. If proof is not provided when you arrive, you will not be able to attend the treat.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, all fees will be refunded.

Accommodations and Pricing

This retreat has both residential and commuter options. All options include your tuition, tax, service and gratuity.

Room packages include: four nights lodging, three full buffet meals per day beginning with Wednesday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch. Commuter (off site) options include facility fees, with or without meals. Participants lodging at Santa Sabina Center must be on the meal plan provided. There are no kitchen or food storage facilities at Santa Sabina for room guests or commuters.

On Campus: All accommodation choices at Santa Sabina are in simply furnished single or double occupancy rooms with shared hall baths. There are no ensuite bathrooms.

Double Room with Shared Bath  $1170/per person

  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

 

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

Single Room with Shared Bath  $1695/per person

  • Single Room
  • Shared Bath

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

Commuters: Commuters can choose to have all their meals at the retreat center, or bring their own food. A space will be provided for those bringing their own food to dine.

Commuter with Meals  $995/person

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Commuter without Meals  $775/person

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

Special Needs: While Santa Sabina Center 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.

 

COVID Policy

All of us here at the Gangaji Foundation are looking forward to welcoming you to Gangaji’s 2022 silent retreat at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center. Please know your well-being is important to us and the staff at Santa Sabina. To that end, we want to be sure you are clear on the COVID policies for this retreat and are prepared to fulfill the vaccination and testing requirements.

  • Santa Sabina considers a person fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of the Janssen vaccine and one booster shot if it has been over six months since your initial vaccination.
  • All guests and staff will be required to provide proof of vaccination (and booster if vaccination has been more than 6 months) upon arrival. Valid proof of vaccination includes your: original vaccine card, a photo of your original vaccine card or a digital COVID-19 vaccine record. Guests who fail to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival will not be allowed on campus and risk losing their refund.
  • We are also asking participants to also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the retreat facility. This testing policy is an extra layer of protection provided in concert with Santa Sabina's vaccine policy. The COVID-19 test must be taken within 3-5 days prior to the start of the retreat (if PCR/NAAT) or 24 hours (if antigen). If you are unable to secure a PCR/NAAT or antigen test from a test provider, an at-home rapid test will be accepted. A rapid test must be self-administered on the day of arrival; please take a photo of the test result and show it  to the staff/volunteers when you arrive.
  • Masking - We will follow the masking guidelines recommended by the CDC and/or required by the State of California. For areas of low community COVID-19 transmission levels, guests, and staff are not required currently to wear face masks indoors. For those who choose to wear a face mask indoors, face masks and sanitation supplies will be available at the entrance to all indoor spaces. If the masking guidelines change, we will comply with those changes.
  • Entering Santa Sabina Retreat Center —Upon arriving, your car will be greeted by a Guest Services representative or volunteer outside. They will review and confirm your proof of vaccination, negative test result, and check your temperature. You will be asked verbally if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the last seven days.
  • Before you travel - Please review this questionnaire about COVID-19  symptoms in advance to ensure that we can welcome you onto campus. You may arrive at the Santa Sabina Center any time after 3:00 p.m. on the day your retreat begins.
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From Previous Retreats

Being at the Retreat with everyone and Gangaji was life changing for me. Back home, life is, well…life— simple and yet spacious and real. There’s an immediacy, a soft strength here to meet life as it unfolds. It feels new and delicate and at the same time deep and known. So thank you, thank you thank you Gangaji and all for all the work that you all do to make these events possible.
In meeting with Gangaji and others on retreat heart to heart, I found what I have been searching for all my life. I was here all along. Now I can stop the search.
Time to unplug in the presence of Gangaji and the silent fellowship of others.
There are no words for the gratitude. Life was so heavy and such a burden. Now I am here as love itself.
The utter simplicity of remembering who I am, in the beauty of nature, with loving fellow travelers, is priceless.