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Oct 2021

October
1

** VIRTUAL ** Heart-Centered Meditation

Join us on Zoom for two DAILY one-hour sessions at 7:00am and 7:00pm.


October
1

Autumn in New England Sabbatical - Contemplating Natural Beauty

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 all people from all faiths and spiritual paths.


October
1

**VIRTUAL & ON-SITE** Chair Yoga with Optional Meditation

All levels. Sturdy chair recommended. Optional 10-minute non-guided meditation directly following.


October
1

**VIRTUAL** The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life - 19th Annotation Virtual Retreat

You may begin the retreat anytime in October.
This retreat is designed for those wishing to experience the Spiritual Exercises but who cannot make a full-time 30-day retreat.


October
3

**ON SITE** 6-DAY 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.


October
5

**ON SITE** GRACE IN MOTION

A moving celebration of spirit…praise God! All dance and fitness levels celebrated… you can even dance in a chair! In this fun and easy dance class, we join in loving community to express our love for God, our love for all of humanity, and for our deepest self.


October
7

**ON SITE** AUTUMN YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series.


October
9

**ON SITE** BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

This custom is conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.


October
10

** VIRTUAL** Guided Relaxation

Nourish yourself deeply with this full mind and body relaxation session. Practice this in the comfort of your chair or lying down.


October
12

**ON SITE** GRACE IN MOTION

A moving celebration of spirit…praise God! All dance and fitness levels celebrated… you can even dance in a chair! In this fun and easy dance class, we join in loving community to express our love for God, our love for all of humanity, and for our deepest self.


October
14

**ON SITE** AUTUMN YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series.


October
15

**ON-SITE IS WAITING LIST ONLY** TEILHARD DE CHARDIN AND JUNG: AWAKENING THE FIRES OF LOVE

**COMMUTERS & VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER** These two great 20th century scientists discovered the power and force of energy both within and without. Through the insights and breakthroughs of both science and mysticism we are aware of the power of Love as the greatest power of the universe.


October
21

**ON SITE** AUTUMN YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series.


October
23

**ON SITE** “COME TO THE TABLE" WOMEN'S MINISTRY RETREAT

Grace is the unmerited, loving favor and graciousness of our Creator. Grace is a gift and plays a key role in our spiritual lives. We say the word and sing about amazing grace like we know what it means, but do we understand that grace is the building block of our present lives?


October
28

**ON SITE** AUTUMN YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series.


October
29

**ON SITE**OFF THE EDGES AND OUTSIDE THE LINES RETREAT

Click to watch Joy talk about why this retreat is for everyone, including art phobic individuals! Drawing on themes from her book, Off the Edges and Outside the Lines, this workshop is for people who are in crisis or want a spiritual practice that includes image making, and for anyone who wants to connect with their creative side.


October
29

** VIRTUAL** OPENING TO THE LIGHT

Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light, Paula D'Arcy will explore how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness. In the end, the darkness is recognized as the rich foundation for a larger life and the possibility of awakening to a new way of being here.


"The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day