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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 - May 8 2021

May
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.


May
9

**ZOOM** Guided Relaxation

Sundays 3:00 – 3:40 p.m. Nourish yourself deeply with this full mind and body relaxation session. Practice this in the comfort of your chair or lying down.


May
11

**ZOOM** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 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.


May
14

**ZOOM** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 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.


May
16

**ZOOM** Guided Relaxation

Sundays 3:00 – 3:40 p.m. Nourish yourself deeply with this full mind and body relaxation session. Practice this in the comfort of your chair or lying down.


May
18

**ZOOM** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 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.


May
21

**ZOOM** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 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.


Latest News

Good to Be Here

Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence

Posted on 2021-06-07


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


So Many Opportunities to Foster Love

This month, February, we celebrate ....Read on

Posted on 2/3/2021


Carry It Forward

Last month as I composed my blog post the hymn "O Come, O Come Emanuel" was ringing in my ears...Read on

Posted on 2021-01-04


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We cannot create knowledge without acting. The focus of this action is (a) to transform the world, (b) to establish interdependent relationships with human beings, with the cosmos and with God.
— Paulo Friere