Sangha Shantivanam welcomes people of all spiritual traditions interested in deepening their contemplative life.
We invite you to join us for our meetings, we meet on Sundays at 4 pm. The Sangha room is located at 210 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA. We enter on the left side of the building near the cul de sac.
Our meetings include Sanskrit chant, readings from Universal Wisdom and Christian traditions, chant of psalms, dharma talk, meditation, intercessory and closing prayer followed by a light potluck supper.
A quick overview of Sangha Shantivanam: (PDF version)
The Contemplative Christian and Universal Wisdom
Are you looking for a small community in which to delve more deeply into “Universal Wisdom”?
Sangha Shantivanam is a Christian community that welcomes people of all spiritual traditions interested in deepening their contemplative practice as taught through many of the world’s great traditions.
Our sangha was launched 14 years ago by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio who is currently prior at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. We share their charism of Solitude, Community and Self-Giving. Our gatherings include Sanskrit chant, readings from universal wisdom, chanting the psalms, teachings and meditatio as well as intercessory prayer.
We gather twice a month on Sundays from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Pastoral Center, Holy Cross Church, 210 High St.
On October 20, we begin our study of “Prayer in the Cave of the Heart”, The Universal Call to Contemplation” written by our founder Fr. Cyprian.
All are welcome. Ziggy Rendler-Bregman
Tent of Abraham
Event III, April 7, 2019, 2 pm to 5 pm
"Become Allies in Learning"
At the Center For Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt Street, Santa Cruz
Tent of Abraham, Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2 - 5 pm
Topic: "Building Understanding: What our Sacred Texts say to us about Conflict"
This is the second in this year's 3-part series, hosted by Chadeish Yameinu in Santa Cruz. We're going to discuss and reflect on how different faith traditions deal with conflict.
Our panel includes Rabbi Paula Marcus, Imam Thabet Anani, and Reverand Matt Broadbent, who will each share a relevant teaching from Judaism, Islam, and Christianity respectively.
We'll have plenty of time for the small group discussions you've enjoyed at prior Tent of Abraham events, and we'll end the day by planting an olive tree for the hosting congregation.
Please, please register so we can get an accurate count, provide printed name badges, and speed the entrance process!
(There's a spot to let us know names of others coming with you--kids are welcome, and there will be activities for those over 5.) That link, again, is:
15th Annual New Year's Eve Interfaith Vigil for Peace
Please help us publicize what will be a memorable evening by sharing the attached PDF (above) with your friends, family and neighbors. We are hoping to fill the Hall!
The Tent of Abraham, May 6, 2018, at Holy Cross Parish Hall, 210 High Street, SC
Part 3 Christianity & Religious Prejudice, PDF
• May 11, 2018 Update:
To hear Fr Cyprian's recorded talk, photos & videos, please click the following URLs:
* You might enjoy this cool article on the cool monks at New Camaldoli Hermitage!
Sangha Shantivanam: 210 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA