The Summer Sabbatical: Summer Spirituality Series

Experience several days, a week, several weeks, or a month of Sabbath rest, renewal, and transformation during the month of June!

This series, offered as a four-week Sabbatical program, is also open to enrollment on a course-by-course and a weekly basis.  Each week, distinguished presenters focus on different aspects of spirituality. 

Sessions are held over the course of three days, with ample time for contemplation, reflection, faith sharing, and discussion.


WEEK ONE: June 5-7, 2017
Heart Speaks to Heart: the Art of Spiritual Friendship
with Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D.

WEEK TWO: June 12-14, 2017
The Intercultural Church and the Arts
with Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, STD

WEEK THREE: June 19-21, 2017
Thresholds to Prayer
with Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher, Ph.D

WEEK FOUR: June 26-28, 2017
The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey
with Mirabai Starr

•  Download Summer Sabbatical Admission Application

Fill out Summer Sabbatical forms and mail to:

Summer Sabbatical Admissions
School of Applied Theology
5890 Birch Ct.
Oakland, CA 94618

or fax to:
+1 510-420-0542

2017 Summer Sabbatical Schedule

June 3 - Arrival
June 4 - Orientation
June 5 - Program Begins
June 29: Day of Reflection
June 30: Departure

A Typical Week’s Schedule for Those in the Sabbatical Program: 3-Day Sessions 10-3:30, followed by a contemplative morning and time for integration, and Friday (except the first week) through Sunday for leisure, rest, relaxation, travel, etc. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before the first session on your first day of participation.

Full Program, Tuition and Residence

Summer Sabbatical Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50

Cost for entire series: $3,800

Cost per week: $1065

Single Session Tuition, Residence (Mon and Tues nights): $465 (an additional $85/night for Sun and/or Wed nights)

Single Session Tuition Only: $295 (no application fee)

Online Registration is available for tuition only registration. If you plan to stay overnight please call 510-652-1651 or email

If you need financial assistance contact us at or call 510-652-1651.