Our retreat center
The In Shared Oneness
retreat center is located on six acres just outside the center of Mount Shasta city (Northern California, USA), a small town at the foot of the mountain with the same name: Mt Shasta.
Our space can accommodate a dozen people but we typically limit our retreats to about eight participants (Two little friendly dogs may join occasionally).
An outside patio and large lawn are accessible. Private parking is available.
Wild life is abundant at the retreat location; one can expect to encounter birds, squirels, rabits and deer. Ocassionally even black bears and a mountain lion have been spotted.
Motels and restaurants are close by; everything within the town of Mount Shasta is accessible by car in less than 10 minutes.
Mountain, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and hiking trails are all within a 30 minute radius.
The city — Mount Shasta
The city of Mount Shasta is located at an elevation of 3500 feet, nestled at the foot of Mt Shasta, the mountain.
It is easily accessible, just off I-5 in Northern California.
It is near lakes, rivers, waterfalls, springs, hot springs, the headwaters of the Sacramento River and the famed Pacific Crest Trail.
Mount Shasta is:
- a destination for spiritual retreats, pilgrimages, being in silence, solitude and the simplicity of nature
- a destination for winter skiing, snowboarding, summer sports such as river rafting, climbing, mountaineering, hiking, swimming
- famous for its pure and abundant water
- listed as one of the Top 10 US Destinations in Lonely Planet Guide 2015
Additional information (directions, lodging, weather, restaurants, activities) can be found at the visit Mt Shasta website.
Mount Shasta has 4 distinct seasons. Summers are hot and winters are cold with potential of snow.
Our retreats are adapted to the seasons. In summer time we may go out high on the mountain, while winter time lends itself more for introspection.
The retreat center is located at the foot of the mountain, so whether we go out or stay indoors, the presence of the mountain is always palpable.
The mountain — Mt Shasta
Mt Shasta the mountain is one of the energetic vortices of our home, planet Earth.
Native Americans, shamans from around the world, locals and visitors respect, honor and experience this ancient sacred and holy mountain.
With a height of 14,000 feet, Mt Shasta stands nearly 10,000 feet above the surrounding terrain.
In summer time, a road starting in the center of the town (at an elevation of 3500 feet) provides easy access to numerous hiking trails, camping grounds, springs and meadows on the mountain, until the road reaches an end at an elevation of about 7500 feet (a total drive of about 30 minutes).
In winter time, the last few miles of this road are closed and while the rest remains accessible, it is likely to be snow covered.
A ski park is located on the East side of the mountain.