Santa Sabina Center

Contemplative Concert Series

Enter into the hidden beauty of Santa Sabina’s inner cloister garden and neo-Gothic chapel for a unique musical and artistic experience. The contemplative concert series is designed to feature the intersection of the arts in service of celebrating beauty and the sacred. The series features Bay Area musicians who are nationally or internationally recognized.

Every concert is followed by a garden reception providing an opportunity to meet the musicians. The Center is fully handicap accessible and parking is available. Concerts begin at 3 pm and the suggested offering is $20.

September 21, 2014 — MusicAEterna

Shadow and Light — features performances of Takemitsu’s lyrical violin-piano duo, Distance de Fée, Dvorak’s moving Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65, and Keyes’ collaborative world premiere Shadow and Light, celebrating poet-pacifist William Stafford’s centennial year. In Shadow and Light, MusicAEterna creates a musical dialogue with poetry and visual art by exploring themes from Stafford’s writing and art of the twentieth century, and combining Keyes’ scored structure with their signature ChamberImpov. Sample MusicAEterna’s Seasons, A Musical Dialogue, on iTunes or

Art-Meditation Retreats

By appointment

Saturdays 10:30 am-2:30 pm

The Way of Hand Papermaking

“Where self and nature reconnect…”
…in shared silence
A contemplative day of hand papermaking from natural fibers with papermaker Harriet Hope. Space for each session is limited.

Please contact Harriet at 415.259.9440 or

Fee: $60, includes materials and Japanese bento box lunch.

By appointment

Saturdays 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Flower Arranging As A Meditative Art

Join Santa Sabina’s own Lynn Baker in an afternoon of flower arranging as a meditative art. Lynn is responsible for the gift of flowers that greet visitors to Santa Sabina Center. Participants will learn the aspects of creating their own arrangements and enhancing their gardens. Call 415.457.7727 for more information.

Fee: $60, includes materials.