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LINGER A LITTLE LONGER AT BREAKFAST - When Love Meets Dust: A Fresh Approach to Lent

This new series at Genesis will occur on Wednesday mornings with a hearty breakfast served at 8:30am followed by a presentation on the theme of the day and table discussion from 9:15am to 10:30am – all for $15 per session!
This new series at Genesis will occur on Wednesday mornings with a hearty breakfast served at 8:30am followed by a presentation on the theme of the day and table discussion from 9:15am to 10:30am – all for $15 per session!  We request your ... (11/11/2019)

OPENING TO LIGHT

Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light, author Paula D'Arcy will explore how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness.
Friday - Sunday Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light, author Paula D'Arcy will explore how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness. I... (12/19/2019)

SELF COMPASSION: A FAITHFUL PRACTICE

So often in life, when struggles arise, we amplify them by responding with self-judgment and self-criticism. Come spend the day exploring other ways to respond. Come remember what God sees when gazing at you. Come reconnect with your original goodness and original blessing, the Holy within you.
Saturday So often in life, when struggles arise, we amplify them by responding with self-judgment and self-criticism. Come spend the day exploring other ways to respond. Listen to what faith teachers have to say about self-compassion. What is the conne... (7/21/2019)

SUMMER'S LIGHT: A JOYFUL YOGA PRACTICE

Cooling breath practices and inspiring meditations will refresh your mind and spirit. Each class is a mini-retreat, allowing you to reconnect deeply with yourself and leaving your whole being glowing and renewed. This mixed-level series is appropriate for most ability levels.
Thursdays 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. Cooling breath practices and inspiring meditations will refresh your mind an... (10/31/2018)

THE PRESENCE PROCESS - THE UNFOLDING OF PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS AND EMOTIONAL INTEGRATION: A BOOK STUDY

Why is it so difficult to respond consciously when we are upset? Why do we instead resort to hurtful, repetitive, unconscious, reactive behaviors? If you’d like the answers to these questions and are ready to begin a journey to conscious emotional response, join us this Spring for the first of a two-part facilitated series in which we explore the background of The Presence Process and overview the 10-week Presence Process Experience. This will prepare you to self-facilitate through the process over the summer and/or join us in the Fall for a shared group experience of that process.
Why is it so difficult to respond consciously when we are upset? Why do we instead resort to hurtful, repetitive, unconscious, reactive behaviors?  If you’d like the answers to these questions and are ready to begin a journey to conscious... (11/11/2019)

Program Catalog

Click the link below to view and download our catalog; or fill out the form below to Request a Catalog. Download: March - Sept 2020 Catalog ... (3/16/2017)

Retreat Types

Genesis offers several models of retreat. All retreats feature free time for reflection, integration, reading, and walking. Often, silence is encouraged during mealtimes. Mass is offered during most retreats, although not daily. We do offer transpor... (3/15/2017)

LIVING IN RECOVERY: 12 STEP RETREAT WEEKEND

Women and men, in any 12-Step program, are welcome to join us as we journey in this recovery retreat through prayer, music, presentations, and sharing. We will reflect on recovery themes and their practical application in our lives.
Friday – Sunday Women and men, in any 12-Step program, are welcome to join us as we journey in this recovery retreat through prayer, music, presentations, and sharing. We will reflect on recovery themes and their practical application in our live... (11/11/2019)

PRAYING WITH HEARTS AND HANDS – PRAYER SHAWL RETREAT

Come for a weekend with fellow knitters as we joyfully share in the care of God’s people by using the gifts of our hands to knit or crochet sacred prayer shawls. Whether you will be making your first shawl or if you are a seasoned disciple, you will experience helpful assistance and wonderful fellowship in a beautiful, prayerful setting.
Friday - Sunday Come for a weekend with fellow knitters as we joyfully share in the care of God’s people by using the gifts of our hands to knit or crochet sacred prayer shawls. Whether you will be making your first shawl or if you are ... (11/11/2019)

RECOVERY PATHWAYS

A day of retreat to discover and practice powerful yet simple tools for joyful living. We will explore new ways of being as we journey on our recovery paths. All are welcome as we journey this road of happy destiny.
Saturday A day of retreat to discover and practice powerful yet simple tools for joyful living. We will explore new ways of being as we journey on our recovery paths. Conscious breathing, self-compassion, creative expression, and movement awarenes... (6/1/2019)

Program Calendar

Please click on program title for more information. Calendar day only indicates start date. You may register by phone, mail in or online via this event calendar. For information on how to register see: Ways to Register ... (10/12/2012)

Ongoing Groups

12 Step Men’s Discussion Group Since 2006, the Wednesday night men’s group has been meeting weekly at Genesis. Men gather in a safe and supportive environment to discuss topics related to recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or other su... (3/15/2017)

5-DAY SILENT DIRECTED BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING OR SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

A Silent BioSpiritual Focusing retreat is about presence to self, others and God, and will guide you to the deepest levels of awareness inside your body. A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude.
Sunday - Friday A Silent BioSpiritual Focusing retreat is about presence to self, others and God, and will guide you to the deepest levels of awareness inside your body. A Focusing session each day with your director will be the practical and simple fr... (6/1/2019)

A DAY OF CENTERING PRAYER: BEYOND CONVERSATION WITH GOD

Centering Prayer moves us beyond conversation with God into communion and mystery. During this day of introduction you will learn the history of Centering Prayer, the method as taught by the late Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, and how this method of prayer might be integrated into your daily life.
Saturday Centering Prayer moves us beyond conversation with God into communion and mystery.  During this day of introduction you will learn the history of Centering Prayer, the method as taught by the late Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, and ho... (11/11/2019)

A RADICAL SPIRITUALITY TO SURVIVE CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONING

We are living through the greatest shifts in theological thinking ever. The biblical and doctrinal notion of "God" is giving way to notions of "God" being shaped in our contemporary knowledge of the universe and our place in it. The retreat will explore this shift and articulate ground on which to stand as we consider revelation, Jesus, prayer, and the urgent need to shape religious belief in accord with reality.
Monday – Saturday We are living through the greatest shifts in theological thinking ever. The biblical and doctrinal notion of "God" is giving way to notions of "God" being shaped in our contemporary knowledge of the universe and our place in it.... (11/11/2019)
Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson