Mercy Center Burlingame California


Visitors from around the world come to Mercy Center Burlingame for our spiritual retreats. We work with you to plan a silent or directed retreat from one day to one month. All of our rooms are individual occupancy for complete privacy. Private retreats can include bodywork and spiritual direction, upon request. We will accommodate your needs and schedule. Call us at (650) 340-7454 for more information.

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Group Overnight and Day Retreats

Mercy Center offers a wide range of overnight and daylong group retreats led by our staff and noted visiting teachers, including Don Bisson, Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley and Margaret Silf. Our group retreats are listed on the Calendar.


Private Retreats

Have you wanted to make a private retreat, but felt it would require a time commitment impossible to manage in your already busy life?


We can design a retreat to accomodate your schedule and needs. In a natural environment of oaks, gardens and walking paths, with individual bedrooms and space for silent or community dining, experience a calm, restorative atmosphere where you can nourish your spiritual life.

Retreat Days

In response to the challenges we are all facing, Mercy Center is offering low-cost Retreat Days several times each year. These morning and afternoon retreats led by Mercy Center staff focus on meditation, eco-spirituality and women's issues. Check the Calendar regularly for our upcoming Retreat Days.


Mercy Center Retreat Experience

Sessions with a Spiritual Director: Our directors are known world-wide for pioneering work in retreats, teaching and writing on spiritual direction. Available by advance request.


Mindful Bodywork: Experienced, certified bodywork practitioners offer massage and healing touch.


Individual Bedrooms: Newly refurbished private bedrooms with a bed and full bedding, armchair, reading light and wash basin.


Silent Dining: Private dining space for silent retreats is available upon request.


Bookstore: One of the best collections of new and classic books, CDs and DVDs on transformative spirituality in the Bay Area.


Walking Paths and Labyrinth: Walking paths shaded by old oak and bordered by flower gardens, and a hand-built walking labyrinth.


Prayer and Meditation: Retreatants may attend meditation, prayer and mass at the Mercy Center chapel, and are invited to sit with the Wednesday evening East-West Meditation group.