Black Lives Matter

         Shantigar Foundation is wholeheartedly one with Black Lives Matter. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Amadou Diallo and many more. We vow to raise our own awareness, to be vigilant against racism, prejudice, and cruelty in all forms, even subtle, to not be silent when we witness the horror of our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, and children suffering, dying.  Awareness is growing. The paradigm is shifting. We shall all be free.

Shantigar's Mission

     To engage with the world from a more profound place through transformative workshops, retreats and performances.

Joining meditative and artistic practices with the healing power of nature, we can live more peacefully on our planet.

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Peaceful Home 

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directions driving to Shantigar

all points to Charlemont, Massachusetts

from Charlemont, Massachusetts 4.5 miles up to Shantigar

From New York City: 
Take West Side Highway North into Saw Mill River Parkway. Take exit 4 to Cross County and Hutchison Parkways leading into Merritt Parkway north. Continue on Merritt to I-91 north. Take exit 26 at Greenfield. Go around rotary to Route 2 west. Follow Route 2 for 17 miles to Charlemont. Follow directions below from Charlemont.

From NJ and points west:

I- 87 (The New York Thruway) north to Albany to 787 N. to route 2 in Troy. Follow signs for route 2 east. Follow Rt. 2 to Charlemont.

From Boston and points East:  
Mass Pike west to I- 91 north to Greenfield (exit 26) then west on Route 2 to Charlemont. OR: Route 2 west all the way from Cambridge to the town of Charlemont (merging temporarily with Interstate 91 South). Follow directions below from Charlemont.

From Montreal and points north: 
I- 89 south to White River Junction and then I- 91 south to Greenfield to Exit 26 and proceed west on Route 2 to the town of Charlemont.

Give yourself plenty of time to drive to Shantigar- at least 2.5 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from NYC. 

If you are driving on Route 2 West from Greenfield, go through the town of Charlemont and another mile or so until Legate Hill Road on your right. 


If you are coming from Williamstown on Route 2 East, Legate Hill Road is a left turn (before the Charlemont center).


Follow Legate Hill Road all the way up (about 4 miles) until a left turn on Davenport Road. After 0.7 miles you will see the small Shantigar sign on your right.


Enter the wooded area and please park in the marked parking areas to your right. The Shantigar office is in the large wooden shed building.