Santa Sabina hosts groups of other spiritual traditions and practices that are seeking a contemplative environment. Groups of 45 residents or more may have access to all of the facilities. Groups with fewer than 45 may co-share the Center as occasion provides. Any co-share arrangements are made with care and consultation to assure that the groups are compatible and that their respective objectives are well-served.
Our kitchen serves groups of 25 or larger in our own dining hall. If our kitchen is not open on the days you are here, or your group is smaller than 25, the following options for meals off-site are available:
- Freshly prepared meals are available at Dominican University dining room when classes are in session (One half block from us).
- Guests can also find several cafes and restaurants in downtown San Rafael (5 minutes by car, 20 minutes by foot).
- There are also good markets nearby which have excellent pre-prepared foods in their delicatessen cases.
Rates (per person, per night) include three delicious meals prepared by our kitchen staff. There is no extra charge for the meeting room. Please call for current rates.
Our contracts ask for a guaranteed minimum and maximum range of both the commuter and residential attendees so that adequate bedroom and meeting room space can be arranged for your group.
We require a non-refundable deposit of one third the total cost for double occupancy including meals at least three months in advance. A group's retreat date is confirmed upon receipt of this deposit.
We require a certificate of liability insurance from the group; or if that is not available, individual retreatants must sign waivers as they arrive.
Each group must provide a greeter for the group and an onsite liaison or manager during the stay to be the interface between the group and the center staff.