Ralston L White Retreat
2 El Capitan Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
The retreat center is north of San Francisco. Directions to the retreat center are here.
If you would like to get a look at the facility, you may here.
If you need to talk to someone at the retreat center, or if you want to give someone an emergency number, their number is (415) 388-0858.
Arrival Date & Time
Thursday, April 26th
Departure Date & Time
Sunday, April 29th
Deposits and cancellation policy:
A minimum deposit of 50% of the Retreat Fee is required to hold your place.
The refund policy of The Awakened Heart Project (AHP) is as follows: Any deposit or payment made for a retreat presented by AHP is refundable for any reason prior to ten (10) days before the retreat, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
Within the period of ten (10) days prior to a retreat presented by AHP, any deposit or payment made for that retreat is refundable only for illness or exceptional circumstances, and at our discretion, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
Important Additional Information:
Ralston L White will provide sheets and towels as well as chairs. You should bring your own cushions if you wish to sit on the floor. You might want to bring a shawl or light blanket to keep warm when sitting. Bring slippers for indoor use, as the meeting room will be free of shoes. Bring appropriate clothes and footwear for doing walking meditation outside. You can check the weather forecast before you come. There will be morning wake-up bells so you don’t need to bring an alarm clock. Plan on using unscented products for the time you are here.
Plan on dressing comfortably and informally for meditation. You may want to bring special clothes for Shabbat according to your own Shabbat custom. If you plan on using a tallis or tefillin for prayers, which is optional, please bring your own.
The retreat will be conducted in social silence. That means, that once we explain the practice after dinner on Monday we will observe silence at all times, including during meals, walking, and the time spent in your room. There will be periods each day for asking questions in the large group. Each person will also have private or small group time with the teacher, where you can describe your practice and discuss anything that is arising for you as a result of the retreat experience. The basic practice we teach is to pay attention to what is occurring in the present moment throughout the entire time of the retreat. Towards that end we invite you to leave reading materials, ipods, computers etc. at home.