There lives in La Casa de Maria a wonderful opportunity to experience the secular and the spiritual, to produce significant work, and enjoy meaningful rest.
It is as if the concept of a “retreat” was conceived after someone spent an afternoon quietly reading under the oak and sycamore trees or engaging in a breakthrough problem-solving dialogue with a companion.
Floyd Moos, Professor, College of the Canyons
The sacred space which is La Casa de Maria must remain the blessing that it has always been – for generations to come.
Congresswoman Lois Capps
La Casa de Maria is pervaded by a sacred wisdom. Our Spiritual Paths Institute has also been nurtured by La Casa de Maria where our participants’ hearts, minds and spirits can be opened up to experience the unfolding of the divine from many spiritual traditions. They can do this because it is a sacred place managed by spiritually mature people who know what they are doing. When our participants depart, they take this experience and wisdom back with them in order to improve the world from which they have come.
Dr. Ed Bastian, Spiritual Paths Foundation
La Casa de Maria is a “birthing place.” The generative juices run in the land and the people of this beautiful temenos (sacred place). … La Casa’s soul is rooted deeply in the precious — and now endangered — ground of spiritual renewal.
Steve Aizenstat, Founding President of Pacifica Graduate University