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
Meditation Retreats

Future Workshop Dates

November 12, 2023 (Carmel, CA)
January 6, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
January 20, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
March 10, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
May 18, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
September 7, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
September 28, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
November 10, 2024 (Carmel, CA)

Future Pre-Madonna Workshop Dates

November 13, 2023 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
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)


November 13-17, 2023 – Mt Madonna, CA

Our November Retreat will offer the method for entering the Light that is the charisma of Love. Siraj will offer new Meditations to help you enter into the Light of the Heart as well as gestalts that are assured to help those who are sincere to realize the Way.

If you are considering coming to this Retreat, it is important that you first attend the Workshop in Carmel on Nov 12. This Workshop is an essential prelude to the beautiful experience of the Light.

“Practice like your hair is on fire.” ~ Buddha

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 occupying indoor accommodations (linens and towels are not provided for those in economy housing).

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.