Retreats

& Events

We offer programs that create profound connections between people and the spaces we inhabit. Join us in a transformational experience.


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Topa Institute Docent Training

with Irasha Talifero

Open Dates
Topa Institute
Join our Topa Institute Docent training with Irasha Talifero. A key part of our Dragon Ridge Land Sanctuary, our docents help educate the public about the Institute, its mission, and vision, as well as the place where the Institute is situated. 

LGBTQ+ Community Connection

with Ani Samaha and O' Kawai Kin

March 2, 2024
Topa Institute
LGBTQ+ Community Connection is a space filled with joy, laughter, and profound connections. Here, we invite you to join us in Council and go beyond surface-level interactions and truly engage with fellow members of the LGBTQ+ community in a warm and welcoming environment —and soak in the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds Topa Institute.

Council Training for Educators

with O' Kawai Kin and Marc Rosner

March 30, 2024
Topa Institute
Join fellow educators at Topa Institute’s land sanctuary to experience the practice of “Council” and learn how you can bring the benefits of Council to your school.

True Meditation

with Teja Anand

April 3, 2024
Topa Institute
True meditation has only one objective: to realize you are not your mind. To break the deeply-learned identification with our mental activity and narrative, thinking that is “us,” and shift our perception to our true identity. We are the awareness that illuminates our mind, not the mind’s contents. Join Teja Anand in this profound practice.

True Meditation

with Teja Anand

April 10, 2024
Topa Institute
True meditation has only one objective: to realize you are not your mind. To break the deeply-learned identification with our mental activity and narrative, thinking that is “us,” and shift our perception to our true identity. We are the awareness that illuminates our mind, not the mind’s contents. Join Teja Anand in this profound practice.

True Meditation

with Teja Anand

April 17, 2024
Topa Institute
True meditation has only one objective: to realize you are not your mind. To break the deeply-learned identification with our mental activity and narrative, thinking that is “us,” and shift our perception to our true identity. We are the awareness that illuminates our mind, not the mind’s contents. Join Teja Anand in this profound practice.

1st Annual Ojai Songfest | Harmony, Joy, and Healing Through Song

with Maggie Wheeler, Arnaé Batson, Melanie DeMore, Debbie Nargi-Brown, Ahlay Blakely and Meredith Scott Lynn

April 19 - 21, 2024
Topa Institute
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 29, 2024.
Topa Institute is thrilled to host our inaugural Ojai Songfest this spring! Led by an incredible team of song leaders hailing from across the West Coast—including Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Seattle—this three-day retreat is for experienced and beginner singers alike. 

True Meditation

with Teja Anand

April 24, 2024
Topa Institute
True meditation has only one objective: to realize you are not your mind. To break the deeply-learned identification with our mental activity and narrative, thinking that is “us,” and shift our perception to our true identity. We are the awareness that illuminates our mind, not the mind’s contents. Join Teja Anand in this profound practice.

Council Training for Educators

with O' Kawai Kin and Marc Rosner

April 26, 2024
Topa Institute
Join fellow educators at Topa Institute’s land sanctuary to experience the practice of “Council” and learn how you can bring the benefits of Council to your school.

Run Write Read Repeat

with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

May 16 - 20, 2024
Topa Institute
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 9, 2024.
This is an invitation to gather as a group of runner-writers — amateur and experienced, starting out or going strong —  and to run through the world, and to invite the world to run through us. In these four-day workshop we will experience how these two practices — running and writing — inform each other, correspond with each other, and transform each other, and bolster one another.

Council Training for Educators

with O' Kawai Kin and Marc Rosner

May 25, 2024
Topa Institute
Join fellow educators at Topa Institute’s land sanctuary to experience the practice of “Council” and learn how you can bring the benefits of Council to your school.