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Upcoming 14 days - Feb 27 2020

February
29

SELF COMPASSION: A FAITHFUL PRACTICE

So often in life, when struggles arise, we amplify them by responding with self-judgment and self-criticism. Come spend the day exploring other ways to respond. Come remember what God sees when gazing at you. Come reconnect with your original goodness and original blessing, the Holy within you.

Spiritual Enrichment

March
1

TAI CHI AND CHAI TEA

Come join us for some meditative movement with Tai Chi for Health Institute Senior Trainer, Deborah Yaffee. We will play with some very gentle, very simple tai chi movements to help release stress and feel better fast. In the afternoon, Chef Marty will help us warm up with a lesson in making delicious chai tea from scratch.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

March
2

LIVING AFTER LOSS

This six week grief support group offers education and information about the grief process, discussion and exploration of practical strategies for coping, and the opportunity to receive support and understanding from others.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

March
3

WHEN THE DISCIPLE COMES OF AGE: A BOOK STUDY

Join others in discussing the thought provoking ideas of Diarmuid O’Murchu’s newest book, When the Disciple Come of Age.


March
4

LINGER A LITTLE LONGER AT BREAKFAST - When Love Meets Dust: A Fresh Approach to Lent

This new series at Genesis will occur on Wednesday mornings with a hearty breakfast served at 8:30am followed by a presentation on the theme of the day and table discussion from 9:15am to 10:30am – all for $15 per session!

Spiritual Enrichment

March
5

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

March
7

A DAY OF CENTERING PRAYER: BEYOND CONVERSATION WITH GOD

Centering Prayer moves us beyond conversation with God into communion and mystery. During this day of introduction you will learn the history of Centering Prayer, the method as taught by the late Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, and how this method of prayer might be integrated into your daily life.

Spiritual Enrichment

March
7

RECOVERY PATHWAYS

A day of retreat to discover and practice powerful yet simple tools for joyful living. We will explore new ways of being as we journey on our recovery paths. All are welcome as we journey this road of happy destiny.

Spiritual Enrichment
Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

March
9

LIVING AFTER LOSS

This six week grief support group offers education and information about the grief process, discussion and exploration of practical strategies for coping, and the opportunity to receive support and understanding from others.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

March
10

WHEN THE DISCIPLE COMES OF AGE: A BOOK STUDY

Join others in discussing the thought provoking ideas of Diarmuid O’Murchu’s newest book, When the Disciple Come of Age.


March
12

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

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Autumn in New England - A Contemplative Sabbatical

A New Offering in 2020! Autumn in New England is glorious – beautiful colors, combined with crisp air, crunching leaves and the taste of apple cider. Genesis is a fabulous setting to enjoy the wonder of Autumn!

Posted on 2/25/2020


Welcoming applications! Genesis School for Contemplative Living, 2020 - 2021

Do you have a hunger for a more deeply rooted spiritual life? Are you seeking answers to the perennial questions of life? Would you like to live in a slower, more contemplative manner? If so, then consider participating in the Genesis School for Contemplative Living. Our third cohort will begin in September 2020.

Posted on 02/21/2020


Genesis Spiritual Life Center Hospitality

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


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Oh, great Father, never let me judge another man until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.
- A Prayer for Understanding