This program will be taught through Christian, Contemplative, Evolutionary, Prophetic, and Interspiritual lenses.
To develop a daily contemplative practice
To develop a Rule of Life
To integrate skillfulness in daily life and dealing with difficult emotions; to cultivate an embodied spirituality
To have an intellectual and theological framework for understanding this moment in history.
To understand and apply the School lenses to your life circumstance: Christian, Contemplative, Evolutionary, Interspiritual, Prophetic.
Each residential weekend will have specific learning outcomes related to the content for that weekend.
September 26-29, November 15-17, 2019 and January 10-12; March 13-15, and May 14-17, 2020
Five residential weekends
Small group video conferencing between residential weekends
On-line message board / Q&A forum
15 minute mentoring session with faculty at each residential session
We will teach and experience a variety of contemplative practices including but not limited to:
Silence Practices Centering Prayer, Christian Meditation (John Main), Mindfulness, Loving Kindness, Teacher/family/Ancestors/benefactors, Prayer of the Heart, Mantram meditation, Practicing Presence/folk prayer; Lectio Divina.
Body Practices: BioSpiritual Focusing, Shinrin Yoku/Forest Air Bathing, Chanting, Qi Gong
For beginners and experienced meditators alike.
For people from all and no faith background who are interested in the Christian contemplative tradition.
Tuition for the nine-month program, materials, and room and board for five weekend sessions is $2,800 if paid in two or more installments, or $2,500 if paid in full by August 1, 2019. Financial aid is available.
|Tuition & Materials||$1,245|
|Room and Board or Five Weekends/12 nights; 36 meals||$1,555|
The School qualifies for 8 Religious Studies CEUs through Our Lady of the Elms College!
For more information or to receive the application for the Genesis School for Contemplative Living by mail, contact
413-562-3627 ext. 105
You may download the application here: GSCL Application. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, May 31, 2019 with a $35 nonrefundable application fee.