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HEALTH RHYTHMS: GROUP DRUMMING

The positive effects are well documented in research and include alteration in brainwave activity similar to other meditation practices, a boost in immune system function, stress reduction, and improvement of mood. This group activity fosters social support and community building. Drum circles remind us of our greatest synergistic potential, and they are FUN!
Tuesdays  Group drumming is an uplifting and inspirational means of expressing and getting in touch with our inner spirit. The positive effects are well documented in research and include alteration in brainwave activity similar to other meditatio... (10/31/2018)

INTRODUCTION TO BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING: A DAY OF PRESENCE

This workshop is an overview and introduction to the history and practice of BioSpiritual Focusing and includes prayer, presentations, experiential exercises, reflection, and discussion.
Saturday This workshop is an overview and introduction to the history and practice of BioSpiritual Focusing and includes prayer, presentations, experiential exercises, reflection, and discussion. No prior experience with Focusing is needed. T... (6/1/2019)

INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC KNOTWORK

This introduction to a number of methods will have you creating knotwork and understanding how to draw beautiful interlaced knotwork forms. With this basic knowledge, move into a quiet, contemplative state as you draw.
Learn to draw mysteriously interwoven and beautiful knots, step by step. These beautiful knotted forms are less complex than the ancient manuscripts of Kells, Lindisfarne and others might lead you to believe and can be another way to connect with the inn... (5/17/2018)

INTRODUCTION TO RETREAT

Join us on this beginner friendly experience of learning God’s language of silence. Come and get a taste of a silent retreat and listen to the whispers of the Divine and the longings of your heart. Members of a team will guide, support, and offer tools to nurture your time of awareness.
Friday supper to Saturday supper Have you ever wondered what happens on a retreat?  Have you ever wanted to go on a retreat, but don’t have an extended period of time? Join us on this beginner friendly experience of learning God’s la... (10/31/2018)

LIVE VIDEO STREAM - THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST: ANOTHER NAME FOR EVERY THING

Join in community to experience this Center for Action and Contemplation video conference streamed live from Albuquerque, featuring Richard Rohr, John Dominic Crossan, and Jacqui Lewis.
Thursday - Sunday Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person whose example we can follow. Christ is a cosmic life principle in which all beings participate. The incarnation is an ongoing revelation of Christ, uniting matter and spiri... (10/31/2018)

LIVING IN RECOVERY

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.
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. Begins Friday with... (6/1/2018)

MECHTHILD OF MAGDEBURG: MYSTIC AND REFORMER

Come and gift yourself with an afternoon to savor and appreciate Mechthild, a 13th century German mystic who experienced God as her dance partner and playmate as well as a God who was calling her to be a prophetess, who spoke out against the abuses in the church, including some of the clergy of her day.
Sunday Come and gift yourself with an afternoon to savor and appreciate Mechthild, a 13th century German mystic who experienced God as her dance partner and playmate as well as a God who was calling her to be a prophetess, who spoke out against the abu... (10/31/2018)

MINDFUL EATING - THE PRACTICE OF EATING MINDFULLY

Mindfulness is the practice of being completely aware of what is happening in the present moment, to be fully aware of all that is going on within ourselves and all that is happening around us without judgement. Mindful eating is the practice of mindfulness while eating – paying attention to thoughts, emotions and physical sensations as we eat. This practice of being fully present helps us to be in the here and now – where we can make purposeful choices around food and eating.
Saturday Mindfulness is the practice of being completely aware of what is happening in the present moment, to be fully aware of all that is going on within ourselves and all that is happening around us without judgement.  Mindful eating is the pra... (7/5/2019)

MINDFUL EATING AND NATURE RAMBLE

The food of life is found not only on our plates (or bags of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time, too.
Sunday The food of life is found not only on our plates (or bags of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time, too. This program is ... (5/17/2018)

MINISTRY ON THE MARGINS

Some are called to minister at the edges of church. Some are called to minister at the edges of society. Some are called to minister at the edges of the world. The people who live at these edges include those impacted by poverty, immigration status, mental health or addiction issues, sexuality or gender identity, imprisonment, and other factors. This retreat can assist all those called to such margins to grow as persons, to seek proper supervision, and to not lose hope while serving others.
Friday through Tuesday Some are called to minister at the edges of church. Some are called to minister at the edges of society. Some are called to minister at the edges of the world.  The people who live at these edges include those impacted ... (10/31/2018)

PRAYING WITH LIFE’S TRANSITIONS

Life is full of changes. Transitions come, welcomed or not. They come into our lives; and into the lives of those we care for and serve. Some transitions shake the core of our very being. Some come as exciting challenges. Both can be blessings. Come, reflect and pray with the God who created us all and journeys with us in every transition.
Friday - Sunday Life is full of changes.  Transitions come, welcomed or not.   They come into our lives; and into the lives of those we care for and serve.  Some transitions shake the core of our very being.  Some come as excit... (6/1/2019)

PRAYING WITH THE POETRY OF MARY OLIVER

It has been said, “her poems are always relational. She is full of praise and gratitude. She asks us questions, invites us into her space, only to gently to direct our gaze out again into the world." Let’s re-examine some of Mary Oliver’s poems as they lead us into our own noticing, questions and prayer.
Saturday The death of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver earlier this year has created a resurgence of interest in her poetry.   It has been said “her poems are always relational.  She is full of praise and gratitude.  Sh... (6/1/2019)

SPIRITUAL CELTIC PRACTICES

Come and spend a day learning about several Celtic spiritual practices that can enrich your spiritual life. Sister Jane will lead us in learning these practices: the practice of hospitality, the practice of Presence, the practice of folk prayer, the practice of creativity through active imagination.
Saturday  Come and spend a day learning about several Celtic spiritual practices that can enrich your spiritual life.  Sister Jane will lead us in learning these practices:  the practice of hospitality, the practice of Presence, the prac... (7/11/2019)

SUMMER SOLSTICE - WELCOMING SUMMER!

People have celebrated the turning of the seasons through a variety of rituals for centuries. As Earth spins on its axis we honor the Sun, the source of life on our planet. Join others in celebrating the arrival of summer as we explore the themes of summer – rest, relaxation and play! We will close with a solstice ritual.
Saturday People have celebrated the turning of the seasons through a variety of rituals for centuries.  As Earth spins on its axis we honor the Sun, the source of life on our planet. Join others in celebrating the arrival of summer as we explore t... (10/31/2018)

THE DREAM OF GOD IS POSSIBLE

In a world struggling with conflict and division it is easy to lose sight of what matters most. But amidst the challenges we see the dream of God unfolding around us and we need reminders of this ongoing work of God.
Sunday through Saturday In a world struggling with conflict and division it is easy to lose sight of what matters most. But amidst the challenges we see the dream of God unfolding around us and we need reminders of this ongoing work of God. Joan Chitti... (10/31/2018)
Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart