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Oct 2017

December 3: Oblate Sunday

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Benedictine OblatesBenedictine oblates are women and men, married or single, who follow a variety of faiths and choose to become formally affiliated with a monastery. They study and incorporate many Benedictine monastic practices into their own daily lives. They make a formal promise to follow the Rule of St. Benedict in their private life as closely as their individual circumstances and prior commitments permit. Oblates do not constitute a separate religious order, but are considered an extended part of the monastic community.

Benedictine oblates at the Osage Forest of Peace are affiliated with the Clyde Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.  Sister Sarah Schwartzberg, OSB, is congregational oblate director and she occasionally travels to the Forest of Peace to hold retreats and instruct the oblates.

The oblates meet on the first Sunday of the month, September through May, at 11:30 a.m. in the Bede Building.  There is no charge for the meeting, but the Forest gladly accepts donations.  Visitors are always welcome to attend.  For those who are interested in becoming an oblate, there is a one-year novice period after which the novitiate takes vows in a public ceremony to become a member.

At the monthly meetings, oblates gather to engage in a book study.  For the 2017-2018 year, participants are reading The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr.  For more information, contact the Osage Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or osageforest@gmail.com.

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7
Oct 2017

December 13, 2017: Spiritual Crafting (based on SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost)

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Join us for Spiritual Crafting, based upon SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost and presented in her book, SoulCollage® Evolving. We will meet from 3:45 to 8:00 PM on the second Wednesday of every month. No experience is necessary for this creative soul adventure!
In this expressive art form, participants use collage to create unique  soul-tending cards, each representing an energy of one’s ongoing life  story. This is a fun, engaging, and deeply illuminating process and full of personal reflections. This creative form of self-care doesn’t end, either!  You can continue to grow your deck over time as your life story  continues.
What to Expect
This time in the Forest will allow you an opportunity to meet others using SoulCollage cards as a way to go deeper within .  We will select images, create cards and see “what is up” for our exploration into our psyche.
What to Bring
Bring your journal, images, glue stick, your SoulCollage® deck (if you have one) and be ready to enter new ways of expressing yourself.
Experience Level
Absolutely no art experience is necessary. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!
Cost
 For a fee of $20, you will have time and space to create your Spiritual Crafting cards, as well as supper and the chance to participate in a silent meditation in serene surroundings. Give yourself the gift of time to discover your wisdom and change your world with Spiritual Crafting in the Forest of Peace.
More Information
For more information on the process, and an introductory video by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®, visit www.soulcollage.com.
Registration
Click here to register online.
Or, call the Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or send an email to osageforest@gmail.com
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7
Oct 2017

December 13: Eucharistic Mass

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Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel. The next mass will be Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00am.

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7
Oct 2017

December 16: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30 AM to register.)  Takes place the third Saturday of every month. An optional sunrise meditation starts at 6:30 AM followed by a light breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  (918) 798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.

 

 

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7
Oct 2017

Five-Month Series in 2018: We Walk the Path Together

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Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh and Meister Eckhart

A Five-Weekend Course with Father Brian Pierce

Brian PierceIn this five-weekend course, Dominican Friar Brian Pierce will acquaint you with the medieval Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and contemporary Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Enroll now in this course and learn about the common spiritual ground that exists between Christianity and Buddhism. Each weekend begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. You may attend the entire course, or select specific weekends to attend. You may also register as a commuter.

The dates are:

  • January 26-28 – Magnanimity: Learning the Art of Dialogue
  • February 23-25 – Mindfulness and the Eternal Now
  • March 23-25 – The Breath of the Holy Spirit
  • April 20-22 – Living from the Ground of Being
  • May 25-27 – Compassion, Suffering & Love in Full Bloom

Retreat Schedule for each weekend:

Friday

4:00 to 5:45 Check in and settle into cabins

4:45 p.m. Afternoon Meditation – Meditation Chapel

6:00 p.m. Supper

7:30 to 8:30 Welcome, Introductions, First Session – Bede Building

Saturday

7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation – Meditation Chapel

7:45 a.m. Breakfast in silence

9:30 a.m. Second Session – Bede Building

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Walking Meditation (Outdoors if possible)

12:00 p.m. Noon Meditation – Meditation Chapel

12:30 p.m. Lunch – Rest

2:30 p.m. Third Session – Bede Building

3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break and Time for Contemplation

4:45 p.m. Afternoon Meditation – Meditation Chapel

6:00 p.m. Supper

7:30 p.m. Fourth Session – Bede Building – 20 minute sit, followed by “sharing the fruits of the day’s contemplation” – Meditation Chapel

Sunday

9:00 a.m. Concluding Session – Bede Building

10:30 a.m. Catholic Mass – Meditation Chapel

12:00 p.m. Brunch

Registration:  Click here to register online and pay for the course.

Questions:  Call 918.245.2734 or email osageforest@gmail.com

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7
Oct 2017

March 9-11, 2018: AA Steps Six and Seven Retreat

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A retreat on change for AA and Al Anon participants

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This Steps Six and Seven Getaway Retreat is all about change. You will learn about your willingness to change and the humility required to allow God to work in us for change. Come and join others in recovery for an inspirational and supportive weekend.

Step 6

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7

Humbly asked Him to remove all these defects of character.


Presenters

Rev. Don Chatfield, Executive Director, Osage Forest of Peace

Mary L., 49 years sober in the program of AA. She is active in homegroup membership and sponsorship. Maintains an active prayer life.

Ross D., 30 years of sobriety, he is actively sponsoring and is sponsored. Active in homegroup and AA service at the District and Area level and maintains an active prayer life.

Interfaith Panel on Saturday Evening


Registration

For more information and to register, click here.

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7
Oct 2017

March 30-April 1, 2018: Landscapes and Soulscapes Retreat

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Landscapes and Soulscapes: A Camino Divina Adventure into the Divine will help you explore in greater depth a richer, deeper relationship with the land, the self and the Divine. You will be provided with thoughtful and joyful practices that can help you connect more deeply wherever you find yourself, whether at home or abroad.

Through the practice of “camino divina―walking the divine way,” inner and outer landscapes will be explored through intuitive observation and imagination, journaling, conversational partnering, finger labyrinths and walking meditation, accompanied by the words of poets and sages to walk alongside you.


Registration

For more information and to register, click here.


Retreat Leader Bio

Gina Marie Mammano PhotoGina Marie Mammano is an award-winning poet and the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints. Her training as a spiritual director, work as a retreat leader, Waldorf educator, Reiki practitioner, and work with the Opening the Book of Nature program have allowed her the ability to create interactive, artful, deep and intuitive events that work within both the interior and exterior landscapes. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.

 

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