15+ Top California Meditation Retreats 2020
California is home to some of the world’s most sought after retreat centers.
In fact, it’s argued that Esalen could be credited with starting the concept of the modern day ‘meditation retreat’ as most people conceive it in the West, offering raw beauty, mineral baths, and co-ed nudity today as it did when it opened in 1960.
Whether you’re after a spiritual reset, or an immersion into your favorite meditation practice, below is a list of upcoming retreats, and here are a few of our personal recommendations.
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If self discovery is your intention, you’ll find a wealth of programmed retreats at Esalen in Big Sur, with a broad mix of teachers and healing modalities.
In Scotts Valley, be sure to explore the 1440 Multiversity campus, which offers a range of beautiful programs with great teachers across spiritual and wellness traditions, from Adyashanti to Janet Stone.
In Woodacre California, you’ll discover Spirit Rock a revered Buddhist center offering guided retreats and programs with teachers like Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman.
Our list isn’t complete without mentioning Ratna Ling, Ananda, The Expanding Light, Peppertree Retreat Center, San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Tassajara Zen Mountaim Retreat and Green Gulch Farm.