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Graduate Immersion // Portland, OR

  • Private Home Northeast Portland Portland, OR, 97218 United States (map)


A Life of Meaning and Purpose.

Fulfilling Your Unique Destiny.

What brings a deep sense of meaning and purpose to your life? 

What skills, talents, and interests light you up? 

Are you happy and satisfied? 

How do you know? 

If any of these questions are aggravating, confusing, or compelling, this class may be for you.

This One-Day Graduate Immersion will have a very similar structure to the 3-day Immersion, yet will be held with these very potent questions in mind. It is an opportunity for anyone who has previously completed a weekend Immersion to dive into a full day of practice with other members of the Solsara community. 

As evolving beings in an increasingly complex and destructive world, the drive to "be", to impact, to make this whole "living" thing worth it, holds immense importance. So why then, do we so often get paralyzed in inaction, stuck in depression and anxiety, without ambition, and in careers and relationships that drain rather than fulfill? Why do we turn to social media, substances, damaging relationships, entertainment, food, smoking, selfies, sex and porn? Why do we choose these temporary moments of "happiness" over actualizing our true essence?

Do you have a sense of what it would feel and look like for you to be deeply fulfilled and satisfied with your life? To have ambition? To act from your vision rather than your damage? To be a force for positive change in a world that so desperately needs you?

We will explore these questions and more through guided meditation, self-inquiry, and relational practices. By listening to our bodies and our emotions, we will unlock the stagnant, stuck, limiting patterns and stories to discover our true essence, to move toward the suffering that stops us, and arrive at a place of CHOICE and ACTION.


$85 register before September 1st  :::  $115 after September 1st

All proceeds will go to an organization that supports families identified as at risk for child abuse. Details will be announced soon.


If you need to cancel your registration prior to 14 days before the start of the Immersion, all payments will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee, or you can transfer to a later Immersion within one calendar year for no charge. If you cancel within 14 days of the start of the Immersion or do no show-up, no refunds or transfer credits are available. Please notify us if you wish to gift your space to another person. It is required that you attend the first morning of the first day or you will forfeit your attendance for the weekend. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis for emergencies only.



Candace Gazipura, a passionate mother, teacher, and human rights activist, returns to Solsara after 4 years of dedicated parenting of her 2 young boys to offer this work of passion, to ignite the spark of change, and to inspire us to make the most out of this precious life. Candace brought Solsara to life in Portland in 2007 and has been teaching this kind of work for over 20 years. Joined by her longtime friend and co-facilitator of many years, Larry Kaplowitz, this class is not to be missed!


“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Earlier Event: September 12
Introduction // Portland, OR
Later Event: October 2
Introduction // Portland, OR