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I am writing this from the beautiful California park and conference grounds of Asilomar. This amazing place on the Monterey Peninsula,
in the beautiful town of Pacific Grove was first a YWCA camp. It was
designed by Julia Morgan who also designed Hearst Castle. She was one of
the first women to graduate from the University of California in 1894
with an engineering degree, then she was one of the first women admitted
to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where in 1902 she graduated with a
Master's Degree in Architecture. She became the first woman to earn a
license to practice architecture in California. Her beautiful blending
of rock, wood and air in all of her buildings on the Asilomar grounds
sets the tone for an amazing sense experience of natural beauty and a
return to my own natural love. Asilomar was named in a contest for a
five dollar gold coin by a young Stanford University graduate, Helen
Salisbury in 1913. She combined the Spanish word "asilo," which means
haven or refuge, with "mar," meaning sea, to form "Asilomar" a refuge by
the sea. And so it is to Religious Science since the 1940's. Ernest
Holmes and his beloved wife, Hazel quickly became dedicated to a yearly
conference on the grounds of Asilomar.
Centers for Spiritual Living created the Hazel Holmes Award for the
love of Asilomar on August 15, 2001. I was blessed to be the recipient
of that first award. Later Musician Anton Mizerak also received the
award for his beautiful gift of service to Asilomar year after year.
have made reservations for 2017 and will be joined again by Unity
Churches, Centers and Churches from the Affiliated New Thought Network
(ANTN) and Centers for Spiritual Living. We had people from as far away
as New York and Victoria, B.C. and as local as Pacific Grove.
We have reserved Nautilus and can accept up to 110 people at the 2017 retreat! Our agreement with Asilomar guarantees the rental of 25 sleeping rooms on the beautiful Asilomar grounds (rooms include three great meals a day). These rooms must be reserved before May 24, 2017. Because of these requirements by Asilomar, you registration prices are less if you stay on grounds and if you register early. *Please see Retreat Registration page for details.
You can register for your room from the Room Registration Page. If you are staying with roommates, you will each register separately and list your roommates on the additional information box. Be sure to list the organization as "Spiritual Living Retreat."
You can email me with any questions you have. I look forward to seeing you at Asilomar in 2016!
From my heart to yours, Rev. Dr. Kris
* Room Reservations must be completed prior to May 24, 2017 to qualify for the on-grounds Registration Fees.
Registration is refundable until May 24, 2017 with a retained $65 processing fee.
Registration is non-refundable after May 24, 2017.