Monasteries of the Heart

Simple Peace Retreats Monastery

near Napa

We are an ecumenical retreat center inviting people of all traditions to join us in silence. From 1999-2012 we were in Assisi, Italy on retreat, inviting others to join us. During this time Pope John Paul gave our center a special blessing for our ecumenical work. We are now located in the hills near Napa, California inviting others to come be with us. In 1986 Bruce, the leader, wrote the book Monastery Without Walls. We offer a heart based meditation, wonderful nature, and sweet silence for everyone. More information about us is at:





Monastery Contact Person

Bruce Davis