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Silent Stay's

Santa Barbara, CA Retreats

Silent Stay

Santa Barbara, CA Retreats

Here are ourUpcoming Retreats

​Feb 29 - March 3

in Santa Barbara, California
Registration Closes February 22
4 days | 3 nights
3 rooms left
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In Person or Virtual

​Feb 29 - March 2

in Santa Barbara, California
Registration Closes February 22
3 days | 2 nights
3 rooms left
See Registration Options‍
In Person or Virtual

July 16-18

in Santa Barbara, California
Registration Closes July 9
3 days | 2 nights
20 rooms left
More Information & Options
Registration closing dates are firm. We cannot accept registrations after the closing dates due to food preparations.

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Santa Barbara Retreat participants enjoy exclusive use of the stunning 35-acre Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Lane, Montecito. This amazing Retreat Center was originally built for Jesuit monks that took 30 night silent retreats. This historic property lies at the foot of the Ynez Mountains. Here we can immerse ourselves in contemplative silence and stillness. 

Your daily retreat program includes teachings and guidance on heart-centered silence with teachers Ruth Davis, Bruce Davis and Nicole Becker.  We offer three daily group meditation periods, silent sitting, silent meals, non-doing periods, and optional guided relaxation and gentle yoga. Take time for a silent walk along meandering paths, and rest amidst the expansive contemplative gardens. 

Pricing is ALL inclusive: Lodging, Food and Program

Virtual Retreat participants

Enjoy the retreat from your home. Sessions that will be made available for VIRTUAL attendance are indicated with a *V below.

Silent Stay Santa Barbara
Arrival Day

8:30 am - 2:00 pm | Arrival
3:00 pm | Room Check-In
4:00 - 5:00 pm | Opening Meditation (Sanctuary) *V
5:15 - 6:30 pm | Dinner in Silence
6:30 | Silent Sitting* (Sanctuary) *V
7:00 - 7:45 | Evening Meditation (Sanctuary) *V
8:00 - 8:30 | Guided Relaxation (optional) *V

Silent Stay Santa Barbara
Each Full Day

7:15 - 8:30 am | Breakfast in Silence
8:30 am | Silent Sitting* *V
9:00 - 9:45 am | Morning Meditation *V
10:00 am | Non-doing Period*
11:00 -12:00 pm | Gentle Yoga (optional)
12:00 - 1:15 pm | Lunch in Silence
3:00-4:00 pm | Heartfulness: Cultivating Effortless Being *V
4:00 - 5:30 pm | Non-doing Period*
5:15 - 6:30 pm | Dinner in Silence
6:30 - 7:00 pm | Silent Sitting* (Sanctuary) *V
7:00-7:45 pm | Evening Meditation (Sanctuary) *V
8:00 - 8:30 | Guided Relaxation (optional) *V


Silent Stay Santa Barbara
Departure Day
7:15 - 8:30 am | Breakfast in Silence
8:30 am | Silent Sitting* *V
9:00 - 9:45 am | Morning Meditation *V
10:00 - 10:30 am |  Closing Circle *V
11:00 am | Check Out of Rooms
12:30-1:30 | Lunch in Silence
1:30 - 2:30 pm | Non Doing Period*
4:30 pm|  Latest Departure from property

*Silent Sitting: before each group meditation you are invited to gather in the sanctuary for practice of sitting, resting, or even gentle stretching on yoga mats provided

*Non-doing: Non-doing is the ancient daoist practice of effortless action (wu wei). During your non-doing periods simply rest your awareness. Reflection, walking meditation, laying on the lawn, being with the present moment, contemplation, journaling, meditating, guilt free napping, being with nature, listening to silence, being present without the need for entertainment, being gentle with yourself. This is a time of non-judgement allowing you to bathe in the softness of your heart & absorb the retreat experience.

*V periods available to VIRTUAL participants as well.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us:

Email us or call our office

Silent Stay's

Ojai, CA Retreats

Silent Stay

Ojai, CA Retreats

Here are ourUpcoming Retreats

April 8-11

in Ojai, California
Registration Currently Open
4 days | 3 nights
6 Rooms left
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Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

June 10-13

in Ojai, California
Registration Currently Open
4 days | 3 nights
6 Rooms left
More Information & Options
Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

Aug. 30-Sep. 2

in Ojai, California
Registration Currently Open
4 days | 3 nights
6 Rooms Left
More Information & Options
Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

September 20-23

in Ojai, California
Just announced!
4 days | 3 nights
5 Rooms left
Announced. Coming Soon.
Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

Nov. 29-Dec. 2

in Ojai, California
Just announced!
4 days | 3 nights
6 Rooms left
Announced. Coming Soon.
Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

Jan. 17-20-2025

in Ojai, California
Just announced!
4 days | 3 nights
6 Rooms left
Announced. Coming Soon.
Reserve early | 6-10 guests | private suites | gourmet kitchen

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Heartfulness Course

Next 4 Part Series
Thursdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 | 7:00-8:15 pm

Led by Heartfulness Teacher, Nicole Becker

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Free Your Mind

Private Sessions
Perfect for those who seek; freedom from the noisy mind, reliable access to inner peace, a deeper capacity for compassion, creativity, trust, and joy. Learn More Here.
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with Spiritual Teacher
Ruth Davis


"Bruce and Ruth teach a beautiful heart centered meditation that allows you to quickly tap into the deepest realms of your own soul. Their message is simple--- live your life from the deep beingness that already exists within."
Maria

Your Heart Team

Nicole, Ruth & Bruce

Founders of Silent Stay

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Retreats in Santa Barbara offer

Gentle Yoga

Nicole Becker

Healing Yoga + Resourcing the Heart

​Our retreats at Pacifica now offer optional gentle yoga and relaxation sessions offered by our daughter, and Heart Team member, Nicole. Nicole has been leading Heartfulness, Silence and Yoga retreats with us since 2012.

Questions? Contact us hereread our terms & Conditions here