The presence of working artists and meditators has always been an inspiring part of Shantigar.
Since the sixties Shantigar has hosted a remarkable stream of theater artists, spiritual leaders, healers, painters, writers, photographers, musicians, singers, and poets including:
Joyce Aaron; Josh Adler; Robert Anton; Richard Armstrong; Peter Brook; Barton Benes; Eric Bentley; Joseph Chaikin; Bill Coco; Emilie Conrad; Nancy Cooperstein Charney; Domo Geshe, Rinpoche; Gwen Fabricant; Jonathan Fabricant; Edward Field; Rabbi Edward Feld; Merle Feld; Maria Irene Fornes; Joel Gluck; Mary Frank; Robert Frank; Richard Giannone; Rand Engel; Esther Gilman; Nicholas Gilman; Wendy Gimbel; Allen Ginsberg; Edith Goldenhar; Steve Gorn; David Gothard; Spalding Gray; Lorraine Grosslight; Judd Hirsch; William M. Hoffman; Adam Horowitz, Patrick Groneman; Juke Hudig; Linda Hunt; Morgan Jenness; Deb Katz, Adrienne Kennedy; Roger H. Klein; Daniel Kramer; Jeremy Lebensohn; Kristin Linklater; Karen Ludwig; Leueen MacGrath; Joan MacIntosh; Maezumi Roshi; Jun Maeda; Judith Malina; Jonathan Hart Makwaia; Lix Maxwell; Juanita McNeely; Neel Murgai; Seema Lisa Pandya; Diane di Prima; Steven Post; Carol Fox Prescott; Marianne de Pury; Rosemary Quinn; Mariana Quinn Makwaia; Vicki dello Joio; Ronald Rand; Roger Rees; Alain Resnais; Hannon Reznikov; Michael Schreiber; Peter Shaffer; Sam Shepard; Nancy Spanier; Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Jeri Silverman; Ellen Stewart; David Stott; Alexandre Tannous; Michael T. Smith; David Threlfall; Tulku Thondup, Rinpoche; Wendy van den Heuvel; Lian Walden; Lois Walden; Rabbi Sheila Weinberg; Robert Wilson – among others.
Today Shantigar offers writer, meditator or anyone wishing to do a retreat
in exquisitely beautiful quiet natural surroundings:
attractive simple lodging
some access to yoga studio, meditation room, and workshop space
forest paths and broad fields for exercise and contemplation
some contact with spiritual and artist teachers when they are around
Please inquire as to costs (low) and available dates: 413 339 4332