We are a non-profit spiritual organization. We are in a quiet residential neighborhood next to a large open space preserve in San Anselmo (Sorich Ranch Park). Deer, hares, foxes, raccoons, and a variety of birds frequent from adjoining hiking trails. We offer a peaceful and spacious atmosphere for workshops, daylong retreats, ongoing classes, and seminars.
The Marin Subud house structure was originally part of the Sausalito shipyards during World War II. Around 1954, the Marin County Sheriffs' Association acquired two of the buildings and moved them here, where they were joined to make one large hall, with a rear addition for the kitchen and entertaining space. It became their training barracks. The left driveway was their shooting range. The flag pillar in front of the building still bears their pledge: "Dedicated to a better and safer community." The Shriners owned the building for a period of time, then in 1971 we acquired the property and have owned it ever since.
This is a grand, well-lit space with beautiful hardwood floors, perfect for workshops, seminars, and yoga or dance classes. Approx. 2000 square feet, it accommodates well over 100 people. It has access to the kitchen, bathrooms, wheelchair ramp, and the smaller meeting hall.
Our second hall is an L-shaped carpeted space for smaller, cozier meetings. About 600 sq. feet with access to the kitchen, bathrooms, and the main hall.
The preparation and serving kitchen has a gas oven and stove, large double sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, ceramic dishes, utensils, table, counters, microwave, toaster oven, coffee makers, and hot water urns. Access is through either hall as well as outside.
The courtyard near the kitchen door has a shaded sitting area surrounded by olive, maple, and oak trees. Behind that is a concrete picnic/barbecue space with two long picnic benches and stacks of outdoor chairs.
There is a stairway to the upper parking lot and nature trails. Surrounding the property is a fire road leading to the undeveloped upper portion.
Parking and Access
Off-street parking is ample, with a capacity for 45 cars. Our building has ramp access for wheelchairs on the left side.