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
piercing the darkness

Future Workshop Dates

Sunday, March 10, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
May 4, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
May 18, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
September 7, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
September 28, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
Sunday, November 10, 2024 (Carmel, CA)

Future Pre-Madonna Workshop Dates

March 11, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
November 11, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)

Future Retreat Dates

March 11-15, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
July 11-14, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
November 11-15, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)


March 11-15, 2024 – Mt Madonna, CA

Every one of us has a personal “darkness” that we live with from the unconscious mind. Carl Jung discovered all of this in his career and served humankind by talking about its many inner “faces.” All of this is deeply important to those seeking the path of the awakened. This Retreat will offer you the chance to find and overcome the “darkness” of the Emperor of all Malice, and then build a new relationship with the Heart. Only in Love, Jung discovered, is there a chance to self-realize.

Siraj will will introduce different kinds of Meditations that allow you to distance your mind from the influence of the darkness. If you are willing and courageous, you will find this Retreat very helpful. If nothing else…it will serve to plant the seeds of Love within you. Much will happen in this upcoming year.

If you are considering coming to this Retreat, it is important that you first attend the Workshop in Carmel on Sunday, March 10. This Workshop is an essential prelude to this beautiful Retreat experience.

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.

Special rates have been arranged for participants who require overnight accommodations during this Retreat experience.* Click the button below to instantly download accommodation information. (*Aspire cannot guarantee availability of accommodations, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.)

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 and are served in the main dining hall. No food may be brought to the Center. If you have special requests, please let Carolyn know in advance.

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Snacks: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Linens & Towels

Linens and towels are provided for all guests.

Face Masks

Guests must bring their own 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.