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There is nothing to learn, nothing to change nothing to attain. In our deep meditations and open conversations, we can relax into pure being, without straining. Whether for a weekend intensive or a 10 day retreat, come back to the natural freedom of your truest heart, to your one abiding friend, Love. Based on the non-dual traditions founded by Sri Ramana Maharshi, our journey of self-discovery is simple and direct, and welcomes anyone who seeks gentle guidance towards grace.

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Retreat in Carmel Area, CA

  • Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. Pacific Grove, CA United States (map)

This retreat will take place amidst the backdrop of the beautiful and wild Pacific coast line just a few miles north of incredible Big Sur. The Center for Spiritual Awakening is a quiet and spacious sanctuary a few steps away from the ocean. All are welcome to dive deep into their hearts over the course of our seven days together. 

A public satsang will also be offered on Saturday, October 20th at 6pm. You are warmly invited to join us.

This retreat is also available to attend online via video conference. You will be invited to meditate with the group and watch all satsangs happening live during the retreat. However, dialogue with Devaji is not available for online participants. Once registered, you will receive email instructions for joining the video conference as we get closer to the event. 


Includes two daily sessions, beginning with silent meditation followed by satsang:

October 21st:
First session: 2pm
Afternoon session: Begins 1.5hrs after the first session ends.

October 22nd to 26th:
Morning session: 11am
Afternoon session: Begins 1.5hrs after the morning session ends.

October 27th:
Morning session: 10am
Afternoon session: Begins 1.5hrs after the morning session ends.

*Schedule subject to slight changes.


Full Retreat: $560
Partial retreat options^: 
$90 per day
$50 AM session
$40 PM session

Online full retreat: $225
Online partial retreat:
$40 per day
$20 AM session
$20 PM session

**You are welcome to register for a partial retreat if you plan to attend by the third day of this week-long retreat.


  • For general questions, please contact Sandy at

  • For questions about attending online, please contact Bhakta at

  • This is a nonresidential retreat.

  • You are welcome to register for a partial retreat if you plan to attend by day 3 of a 7-day, by day 5 of a 2-week, by day 10 of a 3-week retreat or by day 4 of an interactive online retreat. 

  • Donations for tuition are accepted by credit card via PayPal.

  • Please make your full donation for the retreat at the time of registration. 

  • If you need to cancel you are welcome to use your donation toward a future event if you email no later than three days after the end of the event.


All events are audio recorded and often videotaped. 

It is assumed by your presence in the room that we have your permission to use your voice in our internet postings. 

It is also assumed we have your permission to use any video or still images recorded during your interaction with Devaji. If you do not want your image to appear on the internet you need to notify the video operator each time. The camera will be moved so your image is not recorded. 

In The Heart of Silence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit church and as such, donations may be tax deductible.

Earlier Event: October 20
Public Satsang in the Carmel Area
Later Event: November 3
Hawai'i Retreat