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Join a LIVE informational Zoom session about the
2022 Genesis School for Contemplative Living

Are you looking for a deeper sense of groundedness? Would you like to experience a greater connection to yourself, others, Earth and God? Do you have a sense of longing for spiritual community?

Genesis’ fourth incarnation of the School for Contemplative Living (GSCL) will begin in April 2022. With four residential weekends, and in-person or online group meetings between sessions, the school is a formation program for the contemplative journey, rooted in the Christian wisdom tradition in an emerging interspiritual, ecological, and socially engaged framework.  

Genesis Executive Director and GSCL Co-Creator, Liz Walz, will host a series of LIVE Q&A Zoom sessions over the next few months. This is a great opportunity to be in conversation with Liz and ask any questions you may have about whether or not the school is right for you.

Choose a day and time that works best for you.  Join as many sessions as needed. Register for free today. 

Upcoming 14 days - Nov 30 2021

October
1

**VIRTUAL** The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life - 19th Annotation Virtual Retreat

You may begin the retreat anytime in October.
This retreat is designed for those wishing to experience the Spiritual Exercises but who cannot make a full-time 30-day retreat.


November
1

**VIRTUAL** HEART-CENTERED MEDITATION

Join a loving, conscious, healing community for prayer and meditation. Two DAILY one-hour sessions at 7:00am and 7:00pm.


December
1

**VIRTUAL** Heart-Centered Meditation

Join a loving, conscious, healing community for prayer and meditation. Two DAILY one-hour sessions at 7:00am and 7:00pm.


December
3

** ON SITE** CELEBRATE GOD’S TENDER DAWNING

An annual Advent Guided Retreat: Our gathering will include guided reflection, ample quiet moments, ritual and faith sharing.


December
6

**VIRTUAL** MAKING ROOM FOR THE HOLY

There is an unnoticed spiritual cost to keeping clutter in our lives. The season of Advent is an opportune time to explore internal and external forms of clutter. Clutter that can clog up our pipe of Being that connects us to the Divine.


December
11

***Virtual*** Live Q&A Zoom session about the Genesis School for Contemplative Living

Join Executive Director Liz Walz for an informational conversation about the 2022 School for Contemplative Living. This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions you may have.


December
13

***Virtual*** Live Q&A informational session about the Genesis School for Contemplative Living

Do you have a sense of longing for spiritual community? Join Executive Director Liz Walz for al conversation about the 2022 School for Contemplative Living. This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions you may have.


December
13

**VIRTUAL** MAKING ROOM FOR THE HOLY

There is an unnoticed spiritual cost to keeping clutter in our lives. The season of Advent is an opportune time to explore internal and external forms of clutter. Clutter that can clog up our pipe of Being that connects us to the Divine.


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Circumambulating Perigrinatio

Sometimes, a calling begins with inner restlessness. A disquiet or tension, perhaps even an irritation. In the ups and downs of the day-to-day, it is easy to chalk these up to the ordinary trials and tribulations of daily life. Certainly, growing in maturity requires cultivating the ability to hold fast during turbulent times, not jumping ship at every inconvenience or upset.

Posted on 9/23/2021


Bringing Forth What Is Hidden

A while ago, Genesis received the gift of a canvas labyrinth along with a number of boxes of accessories, some easels and posters. Due to its size, the labyrinth will only fit in the Providence Room and time passed as we waited for the room to be available so we could unfold the labyrinth and walk it. In the meanwhile, Nick and Wayne stored the labyrinth, boxes and posters upstairs in a Carriage House closet. Weeks passed, then months. Years.

Posted on 8/10/2021


Microgreens, Mulberries and ‘Maters, Oh My!

These past weeks I’ve had occasion to cover Genesis’ kitchen so our beloved Chef Jen could have a couple of days off. I delighted in harvesting tart cherries from the tree behind the Carriage House and incorporating them into Rainbow Chard, bacon and cherry pizzas, Chilled Persian Soup, and cooking them down for a sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Posted on 7/14/2021


That's What Happens at Genesis

Posted on 2021-06-10


Good to Be Here

Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence

Posted on 5/7/2021


Nature Helps Us Nurture

Posted on 5/18/2021


Easter Greetings and News!

We had a lovely full house of 28 gathered to celebrate Genesis’ contemplative Easter Triduum Retreat...Read on

Posted on 2021-04-06


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How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.
- Psalm 104:24-25