Spiritual Support and Meditation Center Referrals


The Living/Dying Project
P.O. Box 357
Fairfax, CA 94978
(415) 456-3915

Non-denominational spiritual support for those faced with a life-threatening illness and their families. The Next Step program is a four-week, introductory program for persons who are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Clients will learn skills to cope with stress and begin the journey of spiritual healing. The Open Circle program provides one-to-one support for a person with a life-threatening illness. Support is available to our client’s caregivers.

Metta Institute
PO Box 2710
Sausalito CA 94966
(415) 331-0175

Meditation Retreats/Centers

P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0970

One week cancer retreats held throughout the year. Retreats include vegetarian diet, yoga, progressive deep relaxation, meditation, massage self-exploration through the arts. Please contact program directly for fees. Please see Commonweal under our Cancer section for more details about their other services.

Green Gulch Farm
1601 Shoreline Hwy
Sausalito, CA 94964
(415) 332-3067

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
P.O. Box 169
Woodacre, CA 94973
Location: 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre
(415) 488-0164

The Center hosts classes and retreats that explore the theme of meditation and its relation to life in modern society. Although the practice of meditation at Spirit Rock is non-sectarian, the ethics and teachings of the Buddhist tradition are included for guidance. Special programs are offered for men,women, families, gays and lesbians, people of color, and cancer survivors.

Ting-Sha Institute
P.O. Box 226
Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-1190

Programs include meditation, pain management, stress management, guided imagery, music, sensory awareness, relaxation, massage, movement, and other methods. Please call them regarding fees.

Upaya Zen Center
440 Cerro Gordo
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-8518

Upaya offers retreats, workshops, a volunteer training program, and educational information. Please look at their website for further information.