About us


Starcross is a small independent community of lay people trying to live quiet lives in the monastic tradition and offering encouragement and affirmation to gentle folk on all spiritual paths. Our home is in the coastal hills of Sonoma County, California. We invite you to learn about life in our community, our activities, our history, our children, our extended family of friends, and the products we offer to support ourselves.

Our story is winding and complex, stretching across the country and across the world. Throughout it all, we have striven to live peaceful and mindful lives.

So, what is Starcross? As a friend and local writer put it in her article,

“I guess it would be that it is a few people and their extended family, tucked away in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, saving the world in small segments.”

Gaye LeBaron
The Press Democrat