Asilomar 5-Night Retreat - CANCELLED

November 29 - December 4, 2020
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Pacific Grove, CA

Housing Fee: $776-$1,473

Dear Friends,

Silence is the container of retreat to which all participants dedicate themselves, for it is in inner silence that deep realization spontaneously blooms.

Retreat is also a time of one-pointed inquiry, a commitment to questioning our most cherished ideas and beliefs. On retreat, I encourage all participants to fearlessly inquire down to the very root of self and the illusion of separation so that the light of awakening can penetrate throughout the whole of one's being.

The entire structure of these retreats is something I’ve developed over the years to both support the flowering of realization as well as challenge the various ways that we hold on and resist letting go into the truth. Whether you feel drawn to attend retreat or not, I encourage you to enter into the spirit of retreat, into a wholehearted commitment to eternal truth here and now.

With Great Love,

Asilomar 5-Night Retreat - CANCELLED

November 29 - December 4, 2020

Check in: 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday
Check out: 12:00 pm Friday

Sunday, November 29, 2020
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, this retreat has been cancelled. A group email was sent to all registered participants with information about refunds.
As an alternative, we will be offering an online version of this silent retreat. Our Winter 2020 Weeklong Retreat – Online with Adyashanti will be held during the same week as the Asilomar retreat (November 29 - December 4) in the Pacific Time Zone. Registration and program details available here! 
Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Blvd

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Asilomar Conference Grounds, located on the shoreline of California's Monterey Peninsula, is rich with history and scenic beauty. Its tranquil setting includes 107 acres of dunes, beach, and forest.

Housing Fee: payable to Asilomar

For Registered Participants: Use only the link in your confirmation email to reserve your housing.

  • Quad (limited) $776
  • Triple (limited) $848
  • Double $990
  • Single $1,473

Fees are per person and include meals. There are no "commuter" or camping options for this retreat. The cost and availability of your housing preference is not guaranteed. For the best choice of housing options, make your reservation early.

Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Blvd

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Transportation to Asilomar Conference Grounds  Map

Air Transportation

The local airport nearest Asilomar is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) (8 miles away). Visit for more information. The San Jose airport (SJC) is 80 miles to the north and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the north.

When making flight arrangements for retreat, keep in mind that you must arrive on time (during registration on the first day) and stay through the end of retreat. In order to accomplish this, we recommend flying in no later than 1:30 pm on the first day of retreat and departing no earlier than 4:00 pm on the last day. If necessary, consider arriving a day early and/or leaving the day after retreat end.

Ground Transportation

Nearby public transit is available through Monterey-Salinas Transit ( Find more options for car rental and taxi services at Asilomar’s website (

Staying Extra Nights

Contact Asilomar if you need to stay at the center extra nights before or after the retreat: 831-372-8016.

Asilomar 5-Night Retreat - CANCELLED

November 29 - December 4, 2020

Housing Fee - Asilomar Conference Grounds

Cancel on or before October 29, 2020: $100 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after October 30, 2020: No refund

To cancel your event, please log in and click on Account.  To cancel your housing, you must contact Asilomar.