Gather for a day of spiritual renewal, inspiration, and healing surrounded by the beauty of nature.


*  Replenish your soul in the gentle power of intentional silence

*  Open to inner wisdom through a guided visioning process

*  Walk the meditation labyrinth

*  Savor the healing properties of sound and music

*  Share in sacred community

We are particularly committed to supporting the sustainability of activists, organizers, artists, caregivers, educators, justice-makers, and others working to lift up our communities.

2020 Retreat Dates, on Saturdays - Feb 1, May 2, Aug 8, Nov 7, from 10AM - 4PM (9:30AM arrival and registration).  We hope you will join us.

Check out the video preview below. Be sure to turn up your speakers to hear Destiny's healing music!

Facilitated by:  Dr. Liza Rankow and the OneLife Angel Team

Musical Inspiration:  Destiny Muhammad the "Harpist from the Hood" and other guest musicians.

Admission is sliding scale ($35-150), with scholarships available and no one ever turned away for lack of funds.

Register:  http://bit.ly/spiritsoundsilence     Scholarship requests:  onelife@onelifeinstitute.org

Please bring a dish to share for our potluck lunch, a re-fillable water bottle (we will have filtered water available for you), a journal or notebook, and anything you need to be comfortable for the day. It's fine to bring a blanket or pillows if you'd like to sit on the floor.  Dress comfortably - layers are recommended as temperatures may be variable.

NEW Retreat Location Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, 5000 Clarewood Drive, Oakland 94618. There is ample free parking, but the venue is not easily accessed by public transit. It is just 2 mi. from Rockwood BART, and we will try to have a volunteer provide a BART run to shuttle people. If you can help, please contact us.

Accessibility:  To protect the health of community members with environmental illness and asthma, please refrain from wearing strong scents or perfume. (For a good resource to learn more click here.) This is a wheelchair accessible venue, both the meeting rooms and restrooms. There is a paved parking lot with level entry.


In these challenging times of more vicious and overt forms of sexism, racism, environmental destruction, xenophobia, etc, this is one of the spaces I return to regularly for renewal, connection, community, and sanity.

I received a greater sense of integration, gentleness, connection to others, and love for self... Space to heal, gain clarity, guidance and a profound vision of my next steps in life.

This retreat is such a beautiful, skillful, depthful, and loving offering to the community from the big pieces to the tiny details. Liza and Destiny are each such incredible practitioners individually – what they create together is pure magic.

Guided healing meditation with Liza & Destiny (c) 2011

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