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Quaker Center is a self-service conference and retreat center in northern California that offers simple, modestly priced, comfortable accommodations. We are located on 80 acres of redwood forest, an hour and a half south of San Francisco and 25 minutes outside of Santa Cruz. You are invited to come to this serene and beautiful place for:
- Group rentals
- Personal retreats
- Quaker Center programs focused on Quaker history and practice, spirituality, and social justice.
- Summer youth camps
The Ben Lomond Quaker Center is a nonprofit under the care of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We welcome all people and groups, regardless of Quaker affiliation, who are in harmony with Friends’ values of integrity, unity, equality, simplicity, peace and community. We also strive to live in harmony with all creation. All are invited to use our facility for gatherings and personal retreats, as well as participate in our programs and camps.
Quaker Center extends a special hand of support to low-income community groups working for peace, social justice, race and gender equality, and care and reclamation of the environment.
Click here for information about other opportunities for service and support.
Quaker Center offers a daily online meeting for worship from 7:30 until 8:00 AM, Pacific Time. You can join us from anywhere in the world!
We welcome visitors. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.
Upcoming Programs2015 Program Calendar
2016 Program Calendar
Register Here. Registration is open for the following programs:
October 30 - November 1
Roots of Contemplation - Roots of Action
with Christine Hall
Music and Dance Retreat
with participant leaders
December 11 - 13
Quaker Centering Consultation
(meeting designees only)
with Kathy and Bob Runyan
December 27 - January 1
Year End Retreat: In the Life and Power of God
with Marcelle Martin
Quaker Quote of the WeekAnd dwell in that which is pure of God in you, for fear that your thoughts get forth, and then evil thoughts get up, and surmising one against another, which arises out of the veiled mind, which darkens the pure discerning. But as you dwell in that which is of God, it guides you up out of the elementary life, and out of the mortal into the immortal, which is hidden from all the fleshly ones, where is peace and joy eternal to all who can witness the new birth.
~ George Fox, 1624-1691
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