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53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Autumn in New England -
a contemplative sabbatical

The peaceful, quiet space you desire is right here. Located in scenic Western Massachusetts, Genesis offers a month-long sabbatical in October for rest, reflection, and renewal. Autumn in New England is designed for people from all faiths and spiritual paths.

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Upcoming 14 days - Jul 26 2021

July
1

**Zoom** Daily Heart-Centered Meditation

Two one-hour sessions DAILY, at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The first half hour includes a prayerful centering and inspirational reading and 20 minutes of silence. After the silence, you may sign-off or stay for reflection and sharing.


July
25

CANCELED---**ON SITE** 5-DAY GUIDED BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING RETREAT

A Silent BioSpiritual Focusing Rereat is about presence to self, others and God, and will guide you to the deepest levels of spiritual awareness inside your body.


July
29

**ON SITE** SUMMER’S LIGHT YOGA SERIES

Celebrate the sensations of summer with Yoga. Feel the warmth in your muscles as you stretch and experience fluidity in your body as you flow through pose sequences.


August
1

**FULL (WAITING LIST ONLY) **ON SITE** 6-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude. There will be opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual director, providing time to reflect on your spiritual journey and the presence and action of God in your life.


August
1

Virtual Heart Centered Meditation

Join us for two DAILY one-hour sessions at 7am and 7pm.
The first half-hour includes a prayerful centering and inspirational reading and 20 minutes of silence. After the silence, you may sign off or stay for reflection and sharing


August
5

**ON SITE** SUMMER’S LIGHT YOGA SERIES

Celebrate the sensations of summer with Yoga. Feel the warmth in your muscles as you stretch and experience fluidity in your body as you flow through pose sequences.


Latest News

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


Meditation and Self-Improvement

I was born and raised in Westfield my entire life and had no idea what Genesis Spiritual Life Center was all about until several years ago...Read on

Posted on 2021-03-15


Hugging a Tree Feels Good!

I’ve had the privilege to photograph the land here at Genesis and spend time with many of the trees...Read on

Posted on 2021-02-17


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It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi