ABOUT THE RETREAT AT PACIFICA
Pacifica expands its mission of tending soul in the world and its reach of transformative education through online seminars, residential workshops, and interactive conferences. These offerings feature distinguished members of Pacifica’s faculty, along with internationally-recognized leaders in the arts, sciences, business, and the humanities. The ever-growing Pacifica community finds its collective voice worldwide in regional gatherings of alumni, residential events held on the Pacifica campuses in Santa Barbara, and through online networks of soul-centered/personalized teaching and learning.
THE LADERA LANE CAMPUS
A 35-ACRE EDUCATIONAL AND RETREAT CENTER IN THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS
A short drive from its sister campus on Lambert Road, Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus is home to a conference center, classrooms, administrative offices, and branches of both the Graduate Research Library and Pacifica Bookstore. The Opus Archives and Research Center’s rare collections are also housed on this campus. Residential buildings offer lodging for students when classes are in session, and healthful meals are shared in the large communal dining hall. Spacious lawns present spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Channel Islands, and surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains. Beautiful gardens and wooded pathways afford spaces for quiet contemplation, and a network of hiking trails lead off into the wilderness.
THE LAMBERT ROAD CAMPUS
A 13-ACRE EDUCATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER NEAR THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Pacifica’s Lambert Road Campus is on the former site of a well known philanthropist’s 1920s-era estate. Beautifully restored and expanded, the campus is adorned with massive trees and extensive landscaping—all set in harmony with the unique history and ecology of the locale. It is a peaceful setting with fascinating walkways and inspiring views of the nearby Santa Ynez Mountains. In addition to classrooms and lecture halls, the Lambert Road Campus houses faculty and administrative offices, the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library, and branches of the Graduate Research Library and Pacifica Bookstore. An on-campus, organic mini-farm covers several acres and produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are enjoyed on both Pacifica campuses and throughout the local community.