Seven Day Retreat in California with Rupert Spira

22nd to 29th October, 2023

Rupert Spira leads meditation sessions and discussions of non-duality.

This seven day retreat is at the Mercy Center in California, from the 22nd to 29th October, 2023.

This retreat is a mix of meditation sessions, and discussions.

Places range from $1795 to $2425.

Description

Retreats are a wonderful way to go more deeply into the non-dual understanding and deepen our connection to the community. Whether we are new to non-duality or have spent years exploring this understanding, our shared being shines when we come together.

On the first day, we begin with dinner followed by a welcome and the first meeting. On each full day, there are two meetings: a silent and guided meditation in the morning and a conversation with Rupert in the afternoon that focuses on attendees’ questions. On the final day, we finish with a morning meeting followed by lunch.

There is ample free time between meetings and meals to explore Mercy Center and the surrounding area and to enjoy the company of fellow attendees. While this is not a silent retreat, resting in quiet contemplation is always available for those who wish to.

Retreat Schedule

22nd

Arrive 1:00pm onwards

Dinner 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Meeting 7:15pm – 9:00pm

23rd to 28th

Breakfast 8:00am – 9:30am

Meeting 10:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Meeting 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner 6:30pm – 7:30pm

29th

Breakfast 8:00am – 9:30am

Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Depart 1:00pm

Location & Directions

Mercy Center is an internationally known conference and retreat center in the San Francisco Bay Area, set on thirty-nine acres of natural sanctuary replete with flower gardens, contemplative walking paths, expansive lawns, five-hundred-year-old oaks and a meditation labyrinth. In this peaceful, holistic, serene and beautiful setting, we nurture our personal, professional and spiritual lives.

2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010, United States

There are only single rooms available at Mercy Center, which includes three meals per day. Couples who wish to share a room can register as commuters and book a local hotel (see hotel list below) or request Mercy Center single rooms on the same floor next to each other.

You can also register as a commuter.

By train: Take BART or CalTrain to the Millbrae station and catch the North Burlingame free shuttle direct to the front entrance of Mercy Center. Shuttle arrives at Mercy Center 6:30 – 9:40 am, and departs Mercy Center in the afternoons between 3:10 – 6:10 pm, Monday through Friday.

By car: From Highway 101 take Millbrae Avenue exit, west. Turn left (south) onto El Camino Real. Go past Peninsula Hospital, two stoplights to Adeline. Turn right on Adeline and go eight blocks to the Mercy Center gates, where Hoover meets Adeline.

From Highway 280 take Trousdale exit, east. Follow Trousdale all the way down the hill (approx. 1.5 miles). Turn right onto El Camino Real. Continue south to Adeline (two stoplights past Peninsula Hospital). Turn right onto Adeline, continue approximately eight blocks. Mercy Center gates are located where Hoover meets Adeline.

By plane: The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport which is only 10 minutes from the retreat center.

By taxi: There are several options for taxi’s and shuttle services in the area.

Retreat Cost

To register a $250* non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to reserve a space at the retreat. The final balance will be due on Thursday 7th September.

Costs:

Single (shared bathroom) – $2425

Commute with Lunch & Dinner – $2020

Commute with Lunch only – $1865

Commute without meals – $1795