Meditation Retreats

I wanted to offer a 'special thanks' for your care, concern and Love for us all. Where else does one go to consider things like forgiveness, generosity, virtue, reflection on what constitutes a meaningful life? It is a rare experience (and I am witnessing it being a treasured one) to see what might really be going on, that we don’t know, and that might just raise enough consciousness to allow for Love to prevail...not the body/mind. 'Tis a fine, fine thing you do for us. Just wanted to express my gratitude and Love. ~ Alfrieda, CA

Future Workshop Dates

September 3, 2022 (Pacific Grove, CA)
September 24, 2022 (Encinitas, CA)
November 12, 2022 (Pacific Grove, CA)
January 7, 2023 (Pacific Grove, CA)
January 21, 2023 (Encinitas, CA)
March 11, 2023 (Pacific Grove, CA)
May 6, 2023 (Pacific Grove, CA)
May 20, 2023 (Encinitas, CA)
September 2, 2023 (Pacific Grove, CA)
September 16, 2023 (Encinitas, CA)
November 11, 2023 (Pacific Grove, CA)

Future Pre-Madonna Workshop Dates

November 14, 2022
March 13, 2023
November 13, 2023

Future Retreat Dates

November 14-18, 2022 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
March 13-17, 2023 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
November 13-17, 2023 (Mt. Madonna, CA)


November 14-18, 2022 – Mt Madonna CA

All of our issues in this world and all of our “problems” are based in the emotionality of the Human heart. People like to believe that they are in “control” of their lives and that they can meditate while their minds are in obsession with their human heart, which is merely involved with desire, ambition and pride. At this Retreat we will practice the way of detachment from human desire, which is what the Buddha taught as the only reason for human suffering.

If you are finished with suffering and being your own worst enemy, then this Retreat could be of great help by showing you how to live as fasting from the human heart, the Emperor of all Malice. Siraj will introduce 3 new Meditations that, if applied with focus, will remove you from the anxieties of the Human heart. If you plan to join Siraj at this Retreat it is important that you also attend one of the September Workshops in either Monterey, CA or Encinitas, CA.

The cost for this Retreat depends upon the kind of room you wish to reserve. To register for this Retreat, please print and complete the Registration Form and send to Carolyn Mollohan at the following address (a non-refundable deposit of $100* is required to register):

Mail completed registration form to:
Carolyn Mollohan
2030 Charleen Circle
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Contact Carolyn via email

*Due to the financial commitment required to plan events of this size, please ensure that you are prepared to attend this Retreat before registering as all donations for Retreats must be prepaid and are non-refundable for any reason.

Planning For Your Mt Madonna Retreat

Check In: 4:00 p.m.
Check Out: 1:00 p.m.
Quiet Hours: 9:00 p.m. to breakfast time daily


All meals are vegetarian cuisine. No food may be brought to the Center. If you have special requests, please let Carolyn know in advance.

Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – Cold breakfast (cereal, toast, fruit, coffee, etc.) served from the kitchen in the Conference Center (across from our meeting room)
Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – A brunch style meal served in the dining hall kitchen
Snacks: 1:00 p.m. – Snack foods served served from the kitchen in the Conference Center (across from our meeting room)
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – A dinner meal served in the main dining hall kitchen

The cafe will not be open. Regular coffee will be available.


Linens will be provided for all guests occupying indoor accommodations, including: sheets, blankets, pillows and pillowcases. (except for those in economy housing).


All guests must bring their own towels, wash cloths and face masks.

What to Bring

Proof of full Covid vaccination, face mask, hand sanitizer, towels, a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes and an alarm clock.

Note: All personal care products must be fragrance free. No perfumes, scented lotions, soaps, oils or gels, scented hair products, candles, etc.


There are no housekeeping services provided. Guests are responsible for maintaining their own living quarters while on property.


Yoga classes are available to all guests, free of charge. Classes meet in the Redwood Meditation Room of the Community Building. Class schedule is posted in the lobby of the Community Building.


There are several nature trails for guests who are interested in hiking.