Ralston White 2-Night Silent Retreat

November 1-3, 2019
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Mill Valley, CA

Program Fee
$250 (Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Housing Fee: $285-355
(Payable to Open Gate Sangha)


MuktiThis is an opportunity to discover and know exactly who we are ever more deeply. The deeper knowledge of being, our nature as spirit, or spirit incarnate in human expression, can be hidden or less conscious. So this is an opportunity to bring that into consciousness, a consciousness that registers not only in our mind, but in our body, heart, and whole being.

Think of this as an opportunity to really nurture the fullness of all that you are and bring that forward, especially with respect to the quality of being that cannot be contained in ideas or notions. The essence of being that I point to and support is something that can’t be contained in such notions, and yet has been present throughout the entirety of our lives.

There is a kind of open listening, open sensing, an innocent vantage point that’s not layered over by the conditioned learnings that we have. So one of the opportunities is just to let that sense of pure being shine and come forward more, in whatever ways it appears.


Ralston White 2-Night Silent Retreat

November 1-3, 2019

Program Fee(payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Friday, November 1, 2019
Day 1: Check-in from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Dinner Served: 5:30 pm. Mandatory Orientation and Opening Talk: 7:00 pm. Evening Ends 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019
The first silent sitting of each day begins at 7:30, and the last silent sitting ends at 9:30 pm. There is a talk and dialogue session each day, along with three meal breaks, and several silent sitting periods, including one guided meditation.  There will be time for rest and walks as well as a session of Qi Gong led by Mukti.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Retreat ends at Noon with an optional lunch.

Participation Requirement

The 2-night retreat will offer a potent blend of stillness and dynamic inquiry that supports a deep and transformational unfolding into the truth of who we are and all that is. The retreat schedule includes periods of silent and guided meditation, talks by Mukti, including the opportunity to ask questions, and periods of Qi Gong movement led by Mukti. Outside of the periods of talk and dialogues with Mukti, the retreat will be held in full silence.


Ralston White Retreat Center

2 El Capitan Avenue

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Accommodations include single rooms, double rooms and dormitory housing. All housing are shared hall baths. There is no camping permitted nor a commuter option.

Please Note: Single and double rooms waiting list only at this time. Please inquire when registering.

Housing applications are due no later than October 1 or within 48 hours if you register after that date. Housing options are not guaranteed. For the best choice of housing, please reserve early.

Chairs and some meditation cushions will be provided. Feel free to bring extra cushions, backjacks or your own meditation cushions for floor sitting or added comfort.

Ralston White Retreat Center

2 El Capitan Avenue

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Transportation to Ralston White Retreat Center Map

Air Transportation

The local airport nearest Ralston White is San Francisco Airport (SFO). Visit for more information.

The San Jose Airport (SJC) is also an option, although it is farther away.

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.

Directions and Transportation

Most of your driving and transportation questions will be answered at Ralston White’s Directions page, along with a list of potential shuttle services.

Staying Extra Nights

If you need to stay extra nights before or after the retreat, arrange other lodging options than at this retreat site.


Ralston White 2-Night Silent Retreat

November 1-3, 2019

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
Cancel on or before September 30, 2019: $50.00 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after October 1, 2019: No Refund

Housing Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Cancel on or before September 30, refund minus $50 fee.
No refunds for cancellations on or after October 1.

To Cancel your Program, please log in and click on Account in the upper right hand corner.

To Cancel your Housing, please contact Open Gate Sangha.