...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.



Featured Event Coming Up!    


Annual Retreat for Camaldolese Oblates and Friends

by New Camaldoli Hermitage

Date & Time:

Friday, July 5, 2019, 4 pm - Sunday July 7, 2019, 3 pm


Location: St Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vinyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Topic: "Psychology and Spirituality, Finding Hope in Uncertain TImes"

Keynote Speakers: Bede Healey, OSB CAM, PhD, Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi

Contact / Organizer: Jill Gisserlere, 831 667 2456 x 114, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online registration available here!





Tent of Abraham

Event III, April 7, 2019, 2 pm to 5 pm

"Become Allies in Learning"

At the Center For Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt Street, Santa Cruz








Recent Event:

Tent of Abraham, Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2 - 5 pm

Topic: "Building Understanding: What our Sacred Texts say to us about Conflict"

This is the second in this year's 3-part series, hosted by Chadeish Yameinu in Santa Cruz. We're going to discuss and reflect on how different faith traditions deal with conflict.

Our panel includes Rabbi Paula Marcus,  Imam Thabet Anani, and Reverand Matt Broadbent, who will each share a relevant teaching from Judaism, Islam, and Christianity respectively.

We'll have plenty of time for the small group discussions you've enjoyed at prior Tent of Abraham events, and we'll end the day by planting an olive tree for the hosting congregation. 

Please, please register so we can get an accurate count, provide printed name badges, and speed the entrance process!

(There's a spot to let us know names of others coming with you--kids are welcome, and there will be activities for those over 5.) That link, again, is:



Recent Event:


15th Annual New Year's Eve Interfaith Vigil for Peace


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Please help us publicize what will be a memorable evening by sharing the attached PDF (above) with your friends, family and neighbors.  We are hoping to fill the Hall!



Recent Event:


The Tent of Abraham, May 6, 2018, at Holy Cross Parish Hall, 210 High Street, SC

Part 3 Christianity & Religious Prejudice, PDF

 • 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

Upcoming Events

25 Aug 2019n04:00PM - 06:00PMnSangha Meeting
08 Sep 2019n03:00PM - 06:00PMnSangha Meeting & Visioning/Planning
22 Sep 2019n04:00PM - 06:00PMnSangha Meeting & Vision Planning