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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 - Jun 19 2021

June
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.


June
19

**ON SITE** WELCOMING SUMMER - A MORNING RETREAT

Come celebrate the arrival of summer. People have celebrated the turning of the season through a variety of rituals for centuries. As Earth spins on its axis we honor the Sun, the source of life on our planet.


June
20

FULL (waiting list only) **ON SITE** 5-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.


June
20

**ZOOM** Restorative Yoga

This is a quiet, slow and restful class that is typically practiced on the floor but could be managed on the bed.


June
24

**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.


June
25

**ZOOM** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

Stretch and strengthen your mind, body and spirit! Deeper breaths and quiet pauses. Mindful chair yoga with do-able challenges and stretches for your whole body. All levels. Sturdy chair recommended.


June
27

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.


July
1

**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.


July
2

**ON SITE or ZOOM** LIVE STREAM WITH DIARMUID O'MURCHU: PANDEMIC: A NEW HORIZON FOR ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY

Everybody's hopes focus on the promised vaccine, which will resolve the symptoms of the virus, but not its causes. This is a virus with a global message from a tortured earth and the destructive interference of rapacious humans. It is a wake-up call for all of us to reclaim our integrity as Earthlings, and learn to live with our Earth in a wiser and more discerning way.


Latest News

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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