Tahoe 5-Night Retreat

September 20-25, 2020
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Tahoe City, CA

Program Fee
$500 Register after November 1, 2019
(Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Housing Fee: $535-$1,250


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,


Tahoe 5-Night Retreat

September 20-25, 2020

Check in: 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday
Check out: 1:00 pm Friday

Program Fee(payable to Open Gate Sangha)
$500 Per Person Register after November 1, 2019

Sunday, September 20, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: The health of our attendees is of utmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring local restrictions regarding the safety of holding large group indoor gatherings. If we do not feel we can hold it safely, this program will be cancelled, and registrations refunded. Please check back for updates beginning 30 days prior to program start.
Granlibakken Tahoe

725 Granlibakken Road

Tahoe City, CA 96145

Nestled among the pine trees on 74 secluded acres above Lake Tahoe in Northern California, Granlibakken Conference Center offers tranquil and peaceful surroundings.

Housing Fee: payable to Granlibakken Tahoe

Do not contact the retreat site until you have been confirmed into the retreat.

  • Dorm/Bunk Rooms $535-$555
  • Doubles $795-$900
  • Singles $1,040-$1,250

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.

Granlibakken Tahoe

725 Granlibakken Road

Tahoe City, CA 96145

Transportation to Granlibakken Tahoe  Map

Air Transportation

The local airport nearest Granlibakken is Reno-Tahoe International Airport (60 minutes away) in Reno, NV. Visit for more information.

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 ends.

Airport Shuttle Service

Granlibakken offers airport shuttle service from and to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport for approximately $98/person (single rider) or $49/person (2 + passengers). Rates are not guaranteed and are subject to change. Guests wishing to book the shuttle should call 800-543-3221 seven days or more in advance. The airport shuttle is by reservation only.

Public Transit

Nearby public transit is available through Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART). A list of local taxi services can be found at

Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Staying Extra Nights

Contact Granlibakken if you need to stay at the center before or after the retreat: 800-543-3221.


Tahoe 5-Night Retreat

September 20-25, 2020

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
Cancel on or before August 20, 2020: $50.00 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after August 21, 2020: No Refund

Housing Fee - Granlibakken Tahoe

Cancel on or before August 20, 2020: $25 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after August 21, 2020: No refund

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