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White Lotus Retreat California

White Lotus was established in 1967 and is certainly one of the top retreat centers in the world and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. It has a very interesting history and it’s founder Ganga White remains very much involved leading many of the programs.

Sting at White Lotus Retreat

Sting at White Lotus Retreat



The center is in the mountains (a steep canyon in the San Marcos Pass) overlooking the city of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. It’s an ideal location with waterfalls and plenty of beauty and nature. They have indoor accommodations as well as outdoor campsites and yurts!

Yurt Village at night, White Lotus Retreat

Yurt Village at night, White Lotus Retreat

There are many programs to choose from serving a wide variety of needs.

  • Special retreats scheduled around selected holiday long weekends
  • Therapeutic yoga training
  • Teacher training yoga certification – offered 4 times a year under a 16 day residential programs

For more information: www.whitelotus.org

Building at White Lotus Retreat

Building at White Lotus Retreat

Dining Room at White Lotus Retreat

Dining Room at White Lotus Retreat

View from White Lotus Retreat

View from White Lotus Retreat

Meditation Room at White Lotus Retreat

Meditation Room at White Lotus Retreat

Entrance to White Lotus Retreat

Entrance to White Lotus Retreat

Grounds at White Lotus Retreat

Grounds at White Lotus Retreat

Yoga Class at White Lotus Retreat

Yoga Class at White Lotus Retreat