Amoda Maa

WEEKEND RETREAT - "Deep Embrace of Life"

San Rafael, California , United States
Total places: 30
Tickets Available: 175

In every moment, we have a choice to open or close. Closure creates contraction and this is suffering. Openness creates relaxation and this is freedom. In this weekend retreat, we will investigate - through radical self-honesty - the areas of our lives in which the habitual reactive pattern of closure continues to play out and how we can resolve this by fully meeting our experience. By deeply embracing the full depth and breadth of life, we support the awakening process. And, if we have already glimpsed the awakened state, we facilitate awakening to move from mind to heart to belly. There will be time for Silent Sitting, Guided Meditation, Discourse, and Inquiry.

This retreat is open to all.

Please note this is a fully residential retreat so as to create a safe container for a deeper inquiry and for inner silence; we encourage you to join us for the full residential. We also some commuter places (non-residential, all meals included), but you will need to stay for the full schedule which includes an evening session (after dinner). See details below.

Date & Time -

Start on Friday 19th May, please arrive by 3pm

End on Sunday 21st May, depart at 2pm

Location -

Santa Sabina Retreat Center, 25 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, California 94941

Accommodation & Catering -

Accommodation is in either double or single rooms. The rooms are light and comfy. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Healthy, delicious and beautiful meals are served, including sustainably raised salmon, free range chicken, steamed fresh vegetables, fresh mixed green salads, & often times homemade desserts. Local organic produce is used whenever possible. Vegetarian/vegan and special dietary requirements can be requested in advance.

On the day of arrival, dinner will be served. On the Saturday, there will be breakfast, lunch and dinner. And on the Sunday, breakfast and lunch will be served.

The Santa Sabina Retreat Center is a wonderfully contemplative and elegant space for meetings and group events. For more info and photos of the facilities, go here.

Fees -

We offer discounted rates to those who need a little financial support. The fees include accommodation and all meals.

Single occupancy room = full rate $450 / discounted rate $425

Double occupancy room = full rate $410 / discounted rate $385

Commuter (all meals included) = full rate $345 / discounted rate $325

You may reserve your place using the Online Booking Form. If you prefer to pay by Check, please contact us here and we will send you details.

Cancellations -

Cancellations before March 31st, the full fee minus a $50 administration charge will be refunded. After this date and up to April 30th, 50% of the full fee is refunded. There are no refunds after this date.

Contact - Please contact us here if you have any questions.

Ticket information

All prices for this event are in United States Dollars

Ticket Type Price Deposit Fee Available Quantity

Residential Single Full Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 residential single full rate
$450.00 - $0.00 28

Residential Single Discounted Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 residential single dicounted rate
$425.00 - $0.00 30

Residential Double Full Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 residential double full rate
$410.00 - $0.00 29

Residential Double Discounted Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 residential double full rate
$385.00 - $0.00 29

Commuter Full Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 commuter full rate
$345.00 - $0.00 30

Commuter Discounted Rate

Deep Embrace of Life, May 19-21 commuter discounted rate
$325.00 - $0.00 29

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For enquiries, please contact us at


Santa Sabina Center
25 Magnolia Ave
San Rafael
CA 94901