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Ladera campus
Santa Barbara, California

Our Unique Living-Learning Environment

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Presenter & Faculty Retreats


Learn and transform alongside leading educators in the depth psychological and healing traditions

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Professional Trainings


Expand and grow through cutting edge certificate programs and advanced trainings

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Conferences & Events


Engage and be inspired by thought leaders and performance artists of international renown

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Research & Renewal


Relax and renew in a retreat environment while furthering your research

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Soul Retreats


Whether alone, or in like-minded community, replenish yourself with a soul-inspired educational getaway

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THE RETREAT AT PACIFICA

January 7 – March 29, 2019
This unique program, offered online over the course of 3 months, has the distinct advantage of combining three perspectives from three internationally renowned authors, educators, and transformational leaders in the fields of Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy.
Online Program

January 19-20, 2019
We invite you to a Memorial Gathering on January 19-20, 2019 in celebration of the life and work of Marion Woodman.
Hosted by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

September 5-8 | November 4-6, 2019 | February 28-March 1 | May 4-6, 2020
Featuring Donald Kalsched, Mark Epstein, Pat Ogden, Ruth Lanius, Allan Schore, Joseph Cambray, Jeffrey Kiehl, Fanny Brewster, Jeffrey Kripal, and Elizabeth Krohn
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

Upcoming Retreat Programs

January 18, 2019
The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

February 24 and March 3, 2019
These slide-illustrated presentations pair the poetry and paintings of Derek Walcott and Romare Bearden; and Aimé Césaire and Wifredo Lam. They explore the mythological imagery of the “Nostoi” (the homecoming of the hero in epic poetry) and the “Nekyia” (visionary journey to the land of the dead).
Hosted by OPUS Archives at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

March 1, 2019
We exist because of our creative self-expressions of Life. In attempting to meet and be this Creative Self we sometimes hide or put away our dreams. How often we say, I wish I was creative.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

March 22, 2019
The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

March 22-24 | December 9-10 | August 1-4, 2019
A 9-Month Certificate with Maureen Murdock, Jennifer Selig, and Daphne Dodson
at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

April 8 – May 27, 2019
An online 8-week Course with Craig Chalquist
Online Program

April 27, 2019
The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

June 21-23, 2019
The vision and mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute emerged from the counter-cultural revolution of the 1970s – a wave of ‘altered consciousness’ that championed not only new ways of thinking about society and governance, but also self and the latent possibilities within the human psyche.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

July 12-14, 2019
Dream Tending is a life practice that healers, storytellers, and poets have known by many different names for thousands of years. Passed on through generations, the art of tending living dream images emerges when the call to the see the natural world as alive becomes urgent.
Hosted at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

September 30, 2019 – January 15, 2020
This in-depth intensive explores various ways depth and archetypal psychologies can help us answer the poet Mary Oliver’s key question about vocation—“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Residential at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus and Online

November 5, 2019
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people, it happens to everyone. If we are not suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder, we suffer from a pre-traumatic one. Death, illness and loss eventually impact us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are difficult to face.
Hosted at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

Nov. 10-13, 2019 | Feb. 2-5, 2020 | May 10-13, 2020 | Aug. 9-12, 2020
A Limited-Enrollment Intensive with Stephen Aizenstat. The Dream Tending Certificate Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four, four-day sessions.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus
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