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Last Day to Reserve is July 31, 2021
To reserve your room, please call Rosalie Castro or Sita Krishna at (831) 642-4268 between 2:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST to register and pay for their lodging/meals. Mention Group #52D8BY.
Asilomar will collect contact information and payment (credit card only) from the guests and issue a confirmation number along with a confirmation email to follow within 24 to 48 hours.
Learn more about the Spiritual Living Retreat at Asilomar
I am writing this from the beautiful California park and conference grounds of Asilomar. This amazing place on the Monterey Peninsula, in the beautiful town of Pacific Grove was first a YWCA camp. It was designed by Julia Morgan who also designed Hearst Castle. She was one of the first women to graduate from the University of California in 1894 with an engineering degree, then she was one of the first women admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where in 1902 she graduated with a Master's Degree in Architecture. She became the first woman to earn a license to practice architecture in California. Her beautiful blending of rock, wood and air in all of her buildings on the Asilomar grounds sets the tone for an amazing sense experience of natural beauty and a return to my own natural love. Asilomar was named in a contest for a five dollar gold coin by a young Stanford University graduate, Helen Salisbury in 1913. She combined the Spanish word "asilo," which means haven or refuge, with "mar," meaning sea, to form "Asilomar" a refuge by the sea. And so it is to Religious Science since the 1940's. Ernest Holmes and his beloved wife, Hazel quickly became dedicated to a yearly conference on the grounds of Asilomar.
United Centers for Spiritual Living created the Hazel Holmes Award for the love of Asilomar on August 15, 2001. I was blessed to be the recipient of that first award. Later Musician Anton Mizerak also received the award for his beautiful gift of service to Asilomar year after year.
When the organization of Centers for Spiritual Living decided to stop the conferences in 2013, I was approached by several women who had come to my Wednesday Meditations for years. They asked me to come and put on a retreat for them. Anton and Laura Berryhill joined me to create a beautiful experience in 2014, we held our first retreat and were joined by 50 people. All of the workshops were centered around spiritual and personal growth and put on by Ministers and Practitioners who were also attendees of the conference and had volunteered out of their love for the event. Since then we have grown to include New Thought Churches and Centers from around the U.S. and Canada. We still have Ministers, Practitioners and Laypeople who gift us with their talents and wisdom in workshops.
We have made reservations for 2020 and will be joined again by Unity Churches, Centers and Churches from the Affiliated New Thought Network (ANTN), Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) as well as independent churches. We had people from as far away as New York and Victoria, B.C. and as local as Pacific Grove.
It is truly a loving and healing environment as we create a conscious intentional spiritual community. Healing and transformation happen, friendships are made, renewed and deepened. And something beyond words happens. About 1/3 of our participants are here for the first time each year and others of us have come every year for 40 or more years. People reached out to each other by email, Facebook and social media to spread the word about each year's conference and it is already happening again as we plan the 2020 Spiritual Living Retreat at Asilomar. We have reserved August 2 to 7, 2020, and I have already heard from people who are planning on being there. We had 55 people registered for 2020 before we finished the 2019 retreat! I look forward to seeing you at Asilomar!
2021 Spiritual Living Retreat at Asilomar
This five day retreat offers you the opportunity to more deeply awaken to your true spiritual nature; grow personally in a safe, supportive and loving environment; broaden your knowledge and experience of spiritual tools for daily living; and make, renew, and deepen friendships with like-minded people as we create an intentional spiritual community together.
“Welcome Home!” We are grateful to return to Asilomar, our refuge by the sea. We have reserved Fred Farr Forum and can accept up to 150 people at the 2021 retreat! Our agreement with Asilomar guarantees the rental of 40 sleeping rooms on the beautiful Asilomar grounds (rooms include three great meals a day). These rooms must be reserved before July 4, 2021 using the Asilomar Lodging Link on this website. Because of these requirements by Asilomar, you registration prices are less if you stay on grounds. The Asilomar Lodging Link will be coming soon, you will be notified by email when it has been received from Asilomar.
Asilomar Conference Room Rate Information
Asilomar Daily Room rates (include 3 meals per day):
Single room: $301.71
Please arrange for your own roommates and list them when you make your reservations. Select meals for your dietary choices on the website (includes veggie, vegan, gluten free).
* Room Reservations must be completed prior to July 4, 2021 to qualify for the on-grounds Registration Fees.
Registration is refundable until June 31, 2021 with a retained $65 processing fee.
Registration is non-refundable after July 1, 2021.