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 7, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
September 28, 2024 (Encinitas, CA)
Sunday, November 10, 2024 (Carmel, CA)
Saturday, January 4, 2025 (Carmel, CA)
Saturday, January 11, 2025 (Encinitas, CA)
Sunday, February 23, 2025 (Carmel, CA)
Saturday, May 3, 2025 (Carmel, CA)
Saturday, May 17, 2025 (Encinitas, CA)
Saturday, September 6, 2025 (Carmel, CA)
Saturday, September 20, 2025 (Encinitas, CA)
Sunday, November 16, 2025 (Carmel, CA)

Future Pre-Madonna Workshop Dates

November 11, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)

Future Retreat Dates

November 11-15, 2024 (Mt. Madonna, CA)
February 24-28, 2025 (Santa Cruz, CA)
July 16-19, 2025 – (Carmel, CA)
November 17-21, 2025 (Santa Cruz, CA)


Parking is available as follows:

  • In the Sunset Center Parking Lot directly across the street from the Women’s Club
  • Street parking is also available on Junipero Street

Please do not park in the Sunset Center North Parking Lot located at 8th between Mission & San Carlos, you will be ticketed.


July 11-14, 2024 – Carmel, CA

Siraj will take us into a new and different experience. In this Retreat, we will delve into TONES combined with slow breath patterns that will bring the diligent and sincere student into a new inner significance. It is in this significance that we begin our process of AWAKENING. There will be gestalt offerings for the sake of understanding the inner posture required of a person who is persevering their energies for the sake of Transcendence.

If you are planning to be with us, it is important that you are with Siraj at Workshops in May. In these important offerings, Siraj offers insights that will be important for each student to consider for Retreats.

The cost for this Retreat is $550 per person (lunch is included each day). We meet at the Carmel Women’s Club located at 9th and San Carlos in Carmel, CA.

To register for this Retreat, please click the button below to send an email to Carolyn Mollohan:

A non-refundable deposit of $100* is required to register. Please mail your deposit to:
Carolyn Mollohan
2030 Charleen Circle
Carlsbad, CA 92008

*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.)

Meditation Workshops

Planning For Your Retreat


Participants traveling to Carmel, CA, for this Retreat are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.



  • 6:00am-7:00am Vipassana
  • 8:30am-3:00pm
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm for the evening sit


  • 6:00am-7:00am Vipassana
  • 8:30am-2:30pm


Lunch will be provided each day.
Breakfast and dinner meals are not included and are the responsibility of each participant.

What to Bring

Water bottle, small bowl (for walking meditation) and a pen and notebook.