...Be an instrument of peace



  Sangha Shantivanam welcomes people of all spiritual traditions interested in deepening their contemplative life.

We invite you to join us for our meetings, we meet on Sundays at 4 pm.  The Sangha room is located at 210 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA.  We enter on the left side of the building near the cul de sac.

Our meetings include Sanskrit chant, readings from Universal Wisdom and Christian traditions, chant of psalms, dharma talk, meditation, intercessory and closing prayer followed by a light potluck supper.


       Overview of the Sangha            Christian and Universal Wisdom




We will not be having regular sangha meetings for the rest of July and all of August.

However, six summer Lectio Divina gatherings will be available. These meetings will be a combination of in-person, Zoom and hybrid.  The Zoom link and more information will be sent out before Sunday, July 24th, the first gathering.

The following gatherings include July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28.

We will return with regular sangha meetings on September 4th in person in the sangha room 







18th Annual New Year's Eve Vigil for Peace



Updated Schedule for the New Year's Eve Vigil 


Join Zoom Meeting 


Meeting ID: 846 0644 3323
Passcode: 508659


flyer PDF






2021 Past Events:


7/10/21, Sangha Field Trip to New Camaldoli Hermitage 


Sangha Shantivanam 

invites you to celebrate the release of Fr. Cyprian’s new book

"The God Who Gave You BIrth"


Sunday, October 24, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Holy Cross Parish Hall

126 High Street, Santa Cruz


Prior of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, Fr. Cyprian is a monk, musician, and spiritual teacher. 

He is an internationally known performing artist, composer and has written several books on the world’s spiritual traditions.

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Meeting ID:
 846 0644 3323

Password: 508659


7/10/21, Sangha Field Trip to New Camaldoli Hermitage 




5/26/21, Tent of Abrahan - Virtual Open House

 PDF Flyer

also see:  https://www.sanghashanti.net/index.php/sangha-overview/what-we-do/tent-of-abraham

3/15/21: Shelter in Faith: Reflections on the Religious Roots of the Current Insurrection

An event hosted by Santa Cruz Public Libraries partnered with The Tent of Abraham

Link for information & registration:


2020 Past Events:


12/31/2020: 17th Annual Interfaith Vigil for Peace


10/17/2020: An evening of Poetry and Song with Pico Iyer and Fr Cyprian Consiglio, OSB, Cam


Pico Iyer      Cyprian Consiglio 

9/6/2020: Tea Under the Tent of Abraham


8/16/20: Tent of Abraham, 'Race and Faith, Bearing Witness in the Tent' 

 An Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service

5/31/2020: Tent of Abraham, 'Learning from our spiritual traditions in the midst of pandemic'


 3/1/2020: Tent of Abraham, 'One Earth, Many Peoples, One Family'




2019 Past Events:


12/31/2019: 16th Annual New Year's Eve Vigil, "Caring for the Planet, Peace on Earth"


Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others and with God                                                                -Pope Francis,  Laudato Si, 119

  4/7/2019: Tent of Abraham; "Become Allies in Learning" Part 3


 1/27/2019: Tent of Abraham, "Islamophobia" Part 2



2018 Past Events: 


12/31/2018: 15th Annual New Year's Eve Interfaith Vigil for Peace


5/6/2018: Tent of Abraham,  "Christianity & Religious Prejudice" 






 • May 11, 2018 Update:

To hear Fr Cyprian's recorded talk, photos & videos, please click the following URLs: 

Recorded Talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8kwfpf147pjb65/Fr.%20Cyprian%20Consiglio%2C%20Tent%20Of%20Abraham%205-6-18.m4a?dl=0

 Photos, Videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QXypugUTCjxt4bpWA

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You might enjoy this cool article on the cool monks at New Camaldoli Hermitage!




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Sangha Shantivanam:  210 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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