Real Things—a gift and bookshop

JBRealThings10Please enjoy a visit to La Casa’s book and gift shop, Real Things, when you come for retreat, a time of prayer, or to visit the land.

To support your retreat experience we offer a wonderful selection of books and goods. You will find prayer beads from many traditions, religious icons and art pieces, inspirational music and teaching CDs. Also available are meditation shawls, singing bowls, chimes and cushions, and a fine selection of cards and journals.

Many of the products in our shop are hand-crafted, fair-trade items from around the world, many from places and people in need.

Real Things bookstore has a fine selection of literature covering diverse areas of religion and spirituality, contemporary psychology, eco-spirituality, prayer, meditation, and healing.

Proceeds from Real Things support La Casa’s scholarship fund.

The store is open:
Thursday and Saturday, 12 noon to 4 pm
Friday, 12 noon to 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

For more information call during store hours to 805-965-9665

About Us—Overview

La Casa is a beloved refuge of peace where individuals and groups can renew body, mind, and spirit. More

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission of La Casa is to be a sanctuary of peace. More


La Casa’s first residents were the Chumash people who tended the spirit and the beings of this land. More

Real Things—A Gift and Bookshop

Enjoy a trip to La Casa’s gift and bookshop during your next visit. More


We invite you to join us in tending this sanctuary of peace. More


We are here to support your retreat experience. More


La Casa is stewarded by the Immaculate Heart Community, a lay, ecumenical community of women and men. More


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