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THOMAS MERTON: THE ARC AND INSIGHTS FROM A MODERN CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY*** OFFERED VIRTUALLY - CONNECT VIA ZOOM

The writings of Thomas Merton, one of the 20th Century's spiritual masters, document the road map of a modern Contemplative Spiritual Journey.
 AS OF 3/17/20 THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED VIA ZOOM.  Accepting registrations! The writings of Thomas Merton, one of the 20th Century's spiritual masters, document the road map of a modern Contemplative Spiritual Journey. Share this aftern... (11/11/2019)

**ZOOM** DIARMUID O'MURCHU - WHEN THE DISCIPLE COMES OF AGE, SPIRITUAL MATURITY TODAY

During this retreat, Diarmuid will the illuminate the spiritual journey of a small but rapidly growing Christian movement of those who seek to transcend inherited religions precisely because their enlarged sense of adult maturity requires them to do so. Diarmuid’s presentations will be through live stream video. A remote-viewing option through Zoom is available for those who cannot travel to Genesis for the retreat.
Sunday - Friday During this retreat, Diarmuid will the illuminate the spiritual journey of a small but rapidly growing Christian movement of those who seek to transcend inherited religions precisely because their enlarged sense of adult maturity requir... (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)

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 SHORT WINTER'S NAP: RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP

The festive glow of the holidays has passed, but winter's darkness and cold remain. Step out of the season's frigid embrace and experience two hours of body-nurturing, soul-satisfying restorative Yoga.
Sunday The festive glow of the holidays has passed, but winter's darkness and cold remain. Step out of the season's frigid embrace and experience two hours of body-nurturing, soul-satisfying restorative Yoga. The practice takes place down on the mat in... (7/21/2019)

BIG BOOK WEEKEND ADVENTURE

The Big Book, the basic text of AA, is a compilation of writings by the first 100 sober members of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Join us for a deep dive into this original and foundational treasure-trove. Soak it up during this illuminating, fact-finding weekend, and be strengthened and inspired in your recovery journey. Come for the full weekend - or just a few hours whenever you can.
Friday - Sunday The Big Book, the basic text of AA, is a compilation of writings by the first 100 sober members of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Join us for a deep dive into this original and foundational treasure-trove. Our time together wil... (6/1/2019)

MYSTERY OF LOVE

Love is the most powerful force in the world. It transforms our being and directs our choices. This retreat is a deep reflection into the mystery of love in our lives, our resistances, attractions, failings and passion which lead us to Love Incarnate… the mystery of God.
Friday - Sunday Love is the most powerful force in the world. It transforms our being and directs our choices. This retreat is a deep reflection into the mystery of love in our lives, our resistances, attractions, failings and passion which lead us to ... (7/21/2019)

TAI CHI AND CHAI TEA

Come join us for some meditative movement with Tai Chi for Health Institute Senior Trainer, Deborah Yaffee. We will play with some very gentle, very simple tai chi movements to help release stress and feel better fast. In the afternoon, Chef Marty will help us warm up with a lesson in making delicious chai tea from scratch.
Sunday Come join us for some meditative movement with Tai Chi for Health Institute Senior Trainer, Deborah Yaffee.  We will play with some very gentle, very simple tai chi movements to help release stress and feel better fast. In the afternoon, Ch... (11/11/2019)

YOGA AS EMBODIED PRAYER: REFLECTING THE LIGHT WITHIN

Through the creative linking of body movement with conscious breathwork, along with the guided meditations and deep relaxation of yoga nidra, you will experience a cleansing of your inner vision and self-perception. You will begin to manifest clarity in your life. When we reflect the Light within, we bring illumination to the world around us. Be radiant and shine.
We are each of us individual expressions of the Light in all Life, but too often our inner light is distorted or dimmed by the mirrors around us. When we project our limitations and fears onto others, they are reflected back onto us, shading our percepti... (7/21/2019)

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There are three ways to register for programs and retreats at Genesis Online - Register and pay online via PayPal with credit card. Click here to visit our program and retreat calendar and choose which program/retreat you are registering for to... (3/16/2017)
It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi