Welcome to Shantigar, Peaceful Home
The Gate is Open
Photo by Connie Childs
Gratitude to our Shantigar community! We re-opened our gates in September 2022, after a year’s pause to honor the passing of our founder, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and to reflect on next steps. 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 new workshops with open arms. Join our gifted teachers for weekly, daylong, and weekend workshops, online or here at the farm.
Shantigar Board of Directors
Shantigar Advisory Board
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.
Driving Directions to Shantigar
all points to Charlemont, Massachusetts
from Charlemont, Massachusetts
4.5 miles up to Shantigar
Give yourself plenty of time to drive to Shantigar- at least 2.5 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from NYC.
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.
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.
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!