Retreats & Events
Lenten Virtual Retreat
Contemplative Practices Taster Day (7/11/2022 - more information coming soon)
Buddhist and Christian 5-Day Silent Meditation (07/17 – 07/22/2022)
Begin your Lent with a contemplative introduction to one of the great spiritual writings: The Cloud of Unknowing. The wisdom of and practices from this 14th century classic will be deftly led by the Rev. Dr. Daniel London, author of the recently published The Cloud of Unknowing Distilled. Knowing and not knowing can enrich our journey through Lent to the new life that Easter can bring.
DATE: Saturday, March 5, 2022 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM with a silent lunch break)
COST: Optional donation
LEADER: Rev. Dr. Daniel London, who has a doctorate in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and is the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka, California.
Taster Days are a way to gather together and sample contemplative practices from various spiritual traditions.
Details to Come
DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
To give an optional $20 donation to cover administrative costs, send your check payable to PCSF to Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation, Box 441, 1819 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. No one is turned away for financial reasons.
LEADERS: To be determined
REGISTRATION: Coming soon.
Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation has sponsored this Buddhist and Christian 5-Day Meditation Retreat for over 25 years. This retreat is ideal for those who wish to deepen their daily practice, to discover their own integration of meditation across traditions, and to experience the benefits of spiritual practice in community.
DATES: July 17 – 22, 2022 (beginning Sunday 4:00 PM in Ben Lomond or 5:00 PM online and ending Friday 1:00 PM)
LOCATION: Ben Lomond Quaker Center, 1000 Hubbard Gulch Road in Ben Lomond, CA
For IN-PERSON or ONLINE retreat participation:
Send an email with the NAME, EMAIL, PHONE, and ADDRESS of each attendee to Susan Murphy at email@example.com.
Specific retreat details will be sent to all who register, including driving directions, what to bring, a questionnaire for you to complete, and other details.
All checks should be made out and mailed to: Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation, 1819 Polk Street, Box 441, San Francisco, CA 94109
For the IN-PERSON retreat at Ben Lomond Quaker Center: Your $100 deposit check or $450 full-payment check per person (regardless of lodging preference) will reserve your lodging and meals.
For the ONLINE retreat via Zoom: You are invited to send a donation in any amount. Your donation will be used to facilitate smooth online access for the retreat and for scholarships for those who cannot afford to pay to attend. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the retreat.
If you have any questions or need a scholarship, please contact Susan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. No one will be turned away for not being able to pay.