"When you turn toward this supposed entity called I, you will find only silent awareness. Take refuge in that."
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!