The program will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, California, 93108 (NOT the Lambert Road Campus). Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for this event.

The climate is mild and usually sunny, with cool evenings and occasional foggy mornings. We recommend comfortable clothing, shoes that work on the lawn, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat for shade, and a jacket or sweater for morning and evening.

Wireless Internet service is available throughout the campus. Direct service connection is also available in the Computer Resource Center. Guests wishing to be contacted should direct callers to 805.969.3626, ext. 301. Faxes are received at 805.879.8270.

Important Information

Friday, September 9
1:00- – Check-In in the Ladera Lane Lobby
5:00-8:00 – Opening Reception and Events – Ladera Lane Patio & Lobby

Saturday, September 10
7:15-8:45 AM – Social Dreaming Matrix (The Yurt)
7:45-8:45 – Breakfast in the Dining Room
9:00-9:15 – Gathering in Barrett Center
9:15-11:45 – Presentations in Barrett Center (Break from 10:15-10:30)
11:45-1:00 PM – Lunch in Dining Room (Lunch served 11:45-12:45)
1:00-5:15 – Events in Barrett Center (Breaks from 2:15-2:30 and 3:45-4:00)
5:15-6:30 – Dinner in Dining Room (Dinner served 5:15-6:15)
6:30-7:30 – Outdoor Event
7:45-8:30 – Awards Ceremony in Barrett Center

Sunday, September 11
7:15-8:00 AM – Social Dreaming Matrix (The Yurt)
7:45-8:45 – Breakfast in the Dining Room
9:00-11:15 – Events in Barrett Center
11:15-12:15 – Lunch in the Dining Room
12:00-4:30 – Special Events

  • Inner Light Gospel Choir
  • Reading of 9/11 Victims Names
  • Meditation
  • Interfaith Service
  • Santa Barbara Drum Circle
It is the policy of Pacifica’s Alumni Relations Office to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact disability services directly (805.679.6124), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit

Pacifica Graduate Institute at Ladera Lane, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, California, 93108
805.969.3626, ext. 301
Click here for directions

Other Information


A yurt is an ancient shelter used by traditional nomadic peoples of Mongolia and surrounding regions, and has been widely used for thousands of years. Key factors in defining a yurt are that it is portable, circular, has an accordion lattice wall, a tension band, radial rafters leading up to a central compression ring and is covered in felt or fabric. The decision to construct the yurt came from a need for expansion at our Ladera Campus. The yurt at Pacifica has been expertly constructed over the past month, and will be utilized as an additional program space for both students and the public. The circular nature of the structure symbolizes the shared goal of communitas and represents a sacred gathering space for students and guests, as well as faculty and staff. Its location on the Ladera campus is quiet and secluded, providing a natural space for reflection and contemplation. Stay tuned for more exciting info to come as we continue to dream into the fullness of what this new space can offer us.
The Pondering Peace Kid’s Zone will be facilitated by Kids’ Arts Ventura, a free, comprehensive arts experience serving the youth of Ventura County for over 30 years. Children are welcome to stop by the Kids’ Arts Peace Station to use their unique talents to create a peace flag which will be placed on Pacifica’s campus to commemorate this joyous event. There will also be coloring sheets to complete and take home, bubbles to blow and special gifts for little ones.

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday

Saturday 11:50-12:10 & 5:20-5:40

Global Dreaming Network

The planet is facing challenges of significant consequence now and for generations to come. The Global Dream Initiative unites individuals and organizations in listening to the landscapes and creatures of the world as they speak through the images of dream. Through the intelligence of dreams, we aspire to listen to the voice of the earth and serve as a source of education, orientation, and support for dreamers worldwide.
We invite you to participate in creating a Global Dream Initiative collage, and take an active part in Pondering Peace in a World of Turmoil. The creation of multiple 3’ x 3’ Collages will take place in Classroom A and all are welcome to participate. Participants will find pictures and images that resonate with them, or perhaps which come from a dream, and include the pictures and images in the Pondering Peace Collage for the Global Dream Initiative. We hope you will join us in creating this special offering for Peace.