6-day Retreat: Fire & Heart

Vallombrosa Center

June 17-22, 2022

Single Room: $1,250
(event fee $425; lodging & meals $825)

Double Room: $1,175
(event fee $425; lodging & meals $750)

This in-person retreat will be held at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, California (Pacific time zone). There are no Covid-19 restrictions at the venue or program at this time. 

“The 6-day Fire & Heart retreat is one of my favorites. It is less vigorous than the fire of truth one experiences in the 9-day and brings in more of the Shakti—the embodied Love aspect of the spiritual path. From Divine and Unconditional Love to the Path of Surrender and Manifesting Love, the 6-day retreat provides a gentle balance of Truth and Love and a path to realizing it.”
~ Scott Usedom

There are two powers that transform our relationship with ourselves and the world. One is Truth, the other is the miraculous force that arises spontaneously from there—the power of Divine Love. 

Truth brings a Fire that awakens and transforms the Heart. The Heart then becomes the means of transforming us. It turns our body, heart and mind into a vessel, an instrument, and a channel for this great Truth and Love to manifest into ourselves and the World. It opens the door to a Divine Life. 

Thus this 6-day Retreat is called Fire & Heart. It will be an opportunity to join with Sat Shree and Satyamayi in a deep immersion that will likely set in motion this possibility for you. If this speaks to your heart then please join us at beautiful Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, California.

This retreat will include:

  • 3 daily meditations 
  • Daily talks with Sat Shree
  • Written materials
  • Small groups
  • Completion
  • Replay access for all talks (video) 
  • Audio downloads of all talks 

Single Room: $1,250

10 single rooms are available. Cost includes single room occupancy for 5 nights, all meals and taxes. ($825 and 6-day Retreat program fee of $425)

Double Room: $1,175

6 double rooms are available. Cost includes double room occupancy for 5 nights, all meals and taxes. ($750 and 6-day Retreat program fee of $425)
 
Prices do not include transportation to the venue. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat. If you have any questions, please email Natalie Jones at newdharma.office@gmail.com
 

Partial scholarships are available.

Please email Natalie at newdharma.office@gmail.com to request.

 

About Vallombrosa Center:

Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park is located on a ten-acre site that was originally the home of E.W. Hopkins, the nephew of Mark Hopkins.  The Hopkins home, known as the Old Mansion, was built during the Civil War period. Originally a simple wooden structure, it was later expanded and decorated with its distinctive Italianate touches.


Directions to Vallombrosa Center:

All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat. If you have any questions, please email Natalie Jones at newdharma.office@gmail.com

Driving from San Francisco

  • 101 (Bayshore Freeway) South to Marsh Road. Right one mile to Middlefield Road (dead end). Left on Middlefield. Two traffic lights to Oak Grove Avenue. Right on Oak Grove Avenue. Vallombrosa is on the right at 250 Oak Grove Avenue.
  • 280 South to Woodside Road. Turn LEFT on Woodside Road to El Camino Real south (three miles). Turn right on El Camino Real to Oak Grove Avenue (approx. 2 1/2 miles). Left on Oak Grove, over RR tracks, two more blocks. Vallombrosa is on the left at 250 Oak Grove Avenue.

Driving from San Jose

  • 101 (Bayshore Freeway) to Willow Road WEST. Continue on Willow Road to Middlefield Road (large intersection, approximately 1 mile). Right on Middlefield to third stop light, Oak Grove Avenue. Left on Oak Grove Avenue to 250 Oak Grove Avenue on the right.
  • 280 North to Sand Hill Road exit. East to El Camino Real. Left on El Camino Real to Oak Grove Avenue (1 mile). Right on Oak Grove Avenue, over RR tracks, two more blocks. Vallombrosa is on the left at 250 Oak Grove Avenue.

Transportation from Nearby Airports

San Francisco Airport (SFO)

  • Bayporter Express: Call 415-467-1800 for fares and reservations.
  • BART: at SFO, BART Station is located in the International Terminal, Level 3. Board the Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train, transfer at San Bruno station to Millbrae-bound train., then take Caltrain to the Menlo Park station, depart train and go right to Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave. (.3 mile). For more information visit  www.bart.gov.

San Jose Airport (SJC)

  • Otto Express: Call 408-234-2078 for fares and reservations.
  • South & East Bay Airport Shuttle: Call 1-800-548-4664 for fares and reservations.
  • Public Transportation from the San Jose Airport: take the VTA SJC Airport Flyer (Route 10) to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The Airport Flyer is free and operates seven days a week from 5:30 am until midnight. Buses operate every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. For more information visit the airport website www.sjc.org.

Oakland Airport (OAK)

  • BART: Board the Daly City train, when you arrive at Balboa Park transfer to Millbrae train, when arrive in Millbrae depart BART and take Caltrain to the Menlo Park station, depart train, go right to Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave. (.3 mile)

Transportation from Santa Clara Train Station

  • From the Santa Clara station take the train to the Menlo Park Station. Vallombrosa will be two blocks from the train station, going East, at 250 Oak Grove Ave. (.3 mile)

BART from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • Board Millbrae BART train, when you arrive in Millbrae there is a Caltrain station next to the BART station. Take Caltrain to the Menlo Park station. Depart from the train, go right to Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave (.3 mile).

San Jose International Airport (Mineta Airport)

  • Board the VTA Airport Flyer (Free; Route #10) which will take you to the Santa Clara Station. Take Caltrain to the Menlo Park Station. Depart from the train, go right to Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave (.3 mile).
  • For more information visit the airport website www.sjc.org.

This event will be held in the Pacific time zone (PT), but will be accessible to other time zones. 

Schedule

Cancellation Policy:

Please contact New Dharma immediately if you need to cancel your retreat. Any deposits are not refundable.
31 days or more before the retreat: $150 cancellation fee

15 days or less before the retreat: no refund of event fee

To cancel, please send an email to newdharma.cancellation@gmail.com

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