Return to Shantigar—Peaceful Home
The Gate is Open

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Photo by Connie Childs

Since last year's passing of Jean-Claude van Itallie, Shantigar's much-loved and inspiring founder, we've been caring for the house and land and reflecting on the Foundation's future. In these times, Shantigar's mission matters more than ever—

 

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

 

Joining meditative and artistic practices with the healing power of nature,

we can live more peacefully on our planet.

 

We offer these Fall Workshops with open arms. Join our gifted teachers for daylong or weekend experiences.

 

Warm regards,

 

Shantigar Board of Directors

     Connie Childs

     Rand Engel

     Didi Goldenhar

     Deb Katz

     Rosemary Quinn

 

Shantigar Advisory Board

     Josh Adler

    Michael Schreiber

    Marisa Viola

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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Driving Directions 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. 

On Route 2 West from Greenfield:

Drive into the town of Charlemont. Turn right onto 8A North (Wells Provisions on the corner). Turn left and continue through covered bridge on 8A. Continue straight onto Maxwell Road. Turn right onto Davenport Road. Shantigar is less than 1 mile away. Look for the large wooden gate at 63 Davenport Road.

On Route 2 East from Williamstown and North Adams:

Turn left on Legate Hill Road (before reaching Charlemont center). Follow Legate Hill Road all the way up until a left turn on Davenport Road. Shantigar is less than one mile away. Look for the large wooden gate at 63 Davenport Road.

Parking:
Drive past the gate at 63 Davenport Road to two parking areas across the road from the garage. Please do not park directly in front of the garage. Thank you!

 

 
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