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Poetry as Guided Meditation Retreat, with Fred LaMotte
Friday to Sunday, October 28-30, 2022

Fred LaMotte’s poems and reflections are beautiful, inviting bridges to contemplative silence and meditation. They paradoxically wake us up and comfort us at the same time.

"Poems are maps for getting lost in your heart where everyone can find you. Poems are momentary Sabbaths when eternity breaks in. These moments can heal the world." - Fred LaMotte

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Upcoming 14 days - Sep 27 2022

September
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.


September
14

**ON-SITE** BioSpiritual Focusing Book Study and Practicum

Wednesdays, 6pm - 8:30pm. Eight-week in-depth study exploring the practice of BioSpiritual Focusing.


September
25

**ON-SITE** 6-night Silent Directed Retreat

A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude, deepen discernment, and listen to the whispered song of spirit.


September
30

VIRTUAL - Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Virtual Book discussion

In a time of great polarity, when ideas of “other” permeate everything we read or watch on TV, witness the transformative power of tenderness, boundless compassion and radical kinship with Fr. Greg Boyle.


October
1

**ON-SITE** Autumn in New England Sabbatical

With its splendor of colors, crisp air and crunchy leaves, Genesis’ Autumn in New England sabbatical invites inner peacekeeping, quiet reflection, and a deepening of contemplative awareness.


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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