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Now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort of the Genesis School for Contemplative Living

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.  

Bob & Karen Riedl share their experience with the Genesis School for Contemplative Living.

 

Join an informational Zoom session 

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 Executive Director and GSCL Co-Creator, Liz Walz, will host a LIVE Q&A Zoom session. This is a great opportunity to be in conversation with Liz and ask any questions you may have about the school.

Register for free today. 

Upcoming 14 days - Jan 23 2022

January
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.


January
21

**VIRTUAL* The Luminous Gospels: Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Philip

Join us for a weekend of teaching and practice, exploring the early Christian Wisdom Gospels of Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Philip.


January
21

**VIRTUAL** Book Discussion

JoAnn Bourquard will facilitate a virtual discussion about the book, titled, "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Creativity & Getting Old," by Parker J. Palmer.


January
23

*CANCELLED* SHORT WINTER’S NAP - RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP

The festive glow of the holidays has passed, but winter's darkness and cold remain. Step out of the season's frigid embrace and experience two hours of body-nurturing, soul-satisfying restorative Yoga.


January
28

**VIRTUAL** Completing the Year. Creating the Year.

Reviewing the past year can feel daunting! With guidance and an open heart, however, taking a closer look can actually help us see more clearly our accomplishments and the gifts we received.


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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.

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Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart