53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Tel: 413-562-3627 Fax: 413-572-1060
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Welcome to Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center

Experience the peace and tranquility of our acres of wooded walks, natural landscapes and peaceful blooming gardens, along with our comfortable lodging and delicious home-cooked meals.

Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center offers hospitality to persons of all faiths, cultures and lifestyles. We are committed to designing and hosting programs and retreats that foster holistic integration of body, mind and spirit. Our logo, a tree, reflects the belief that creation is ongoing and that each person always has the possibility of new beginnings in life and prayer.

Set on nineteen scenic wooded acres in Westfield, Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, United States, the center combines sensitivity to atmosphere, devotion to the land, and carefully designed programs so all who come may experience God's providential care.


Upcoming 14 days - Oct 25 2014

October
25

Transitions as Invitations

We can experience changes and life crises as either “angels of annunciation” or “demons of destruction.” In our time together, we will learn how to recognize periods of change and transition as spiritual invitations.


Christian / Catholic

October
28

Health Rhythms: Group Drumming Series

The positive effects are well documented in research and include alteration in brainwave activity similar to other meditation practices, a boost in immune system function, stress reduction and improvement of mood.


Creative Expression

October
29

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this program includes guided instruction in meditation practice, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialog and mindful communication, individual support, daily home assignments, and home practice materials including practice CDs and a workbook.


Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

October
31

Mapping Your Childhood

We look at maps to see where we’ve been and to know where we’re going.


Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

November
1

The Perfect Gift - Series

What makes a gift perfect? In anticipation of the holiday season, examine the meaning of giving and consider when, why, how, to whom, and what should we give


Spiritual Enrichment

November
3

Early Autumn Wisdom - Series

Early autumn holds the start of the new school year, an amazing richness of fall colors, a bountiful harvest, and occasional thoughts ahead to winter. It’s not unlike the arrival, around age 60, when you can investigate new interests, harvest the wealth of your experiences, employ your mature adult self in useful and meaningful ways, and gain new perspectives before preparing for your winter years.


Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

November
5

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this program includes guided instruction in meditation practice, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialog and mindful communication, individual support, daily home assignments, and home practice materials including practice CDs and a workbook.


Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

November
5

Giving Thanks for What's Right in the World - Series

Put a new perspective on your Thanksgiving preparations and celebration. In ancient times the peace or fellowship offering was brought to God as an expression of thanks for blessings, healing, or help in difficult times.


November
7

Mandala Weekend Workshop

The mandala is a symmetrical design that has historically appeared in constructions, rituals, and art forms of cultures around the world. This workshop introduces the idea of using the mandala for personal insight and growth


Creative Expression

November
8

The Perfect Gift - Series

What makes a gift perfect? In anticipation of the holiday season, examine the meaning of giving and consider when, why, how, to whom, and what should we give


Spiritual Enrichment
Genesis We cannot create knowledge without acting. The focus of this action is (a) to transform the world, (b) to establish interdependent relationships with human beings, with the cosmos and with God.
— Paulo Friere

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