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Wish List

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FOP Staff “Wish List”

These are things we need.  A donation of all or part of the cost listed is most appreciated.  Where brand, size, and other details are indicated, this is what we actually can use, substitutions can cause some problems. Check with us first before dropping anything off.  Thank you for your generosity.

  1. 32 Chairs for Bede, stackable.  $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei!
  2. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  3. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  4. 2 new Stoves.   Kenmore 5.6 cu. ft. Gas Range 5 burners, w/ Convection Oven – Stainless Steel  ($1100-1400 ea)
  5. Dishes.  Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie!
  6. Easel for presentations.   Best-Rite Oak Presentation Easel – Natural – 69 1/2″H x 30″W x 31 1/2″D (Best-Rite BES-745)   ($120 – 150)
  7. 3 new CD/tape players.    Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio  (Walmart $34 ea)
  8. Headphones   JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone  (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart!
  9. LCD projector.       Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)

Your donations are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


October 10th-12th ~ Run Silent, Run Deep ~ A Contemplative Runner’s Retreat

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Run Silent, Run Deep is a 3-day contemplative runner’s retreat designed to cultivate physical and mental balance through the thoughtful application of mindfulness. 

Our intent is to help provide context, techniques and opportunities for participants to develop their own contemplative running style and to deepen their personal internal awareness and understanding.

Context and techniques will be provided through a series of presentations and talks to discuss contemplative theory, practices and application.

Opportunities to put practice in action will be offered by the following:

1.) Mid-day distance run on a rolling 1/2 marathon-length road route

2.) Evening trail run adjacent to Keystone Lake State Park

3.) Onsite short (1.25 mile) trail loop

4.) Onsite labyrinth

5.) Onsite silent meditation and prayer

6.) Yoga and physical recovery manipulations

When:   October 10th, 11th and 12th

Time:   Starts October 10th, Friday evening 5:00pm

Closes October 12th, Sunday @ noon(ish)

Where:   On the grounds of the Osage Forest of Peace

Cost:   The 3-day retreat is $250. This price includes 2 nights lodging, meals, presentations, half marathon, night-time trail run and all ammenities of the Osage Forest of Peace.

Registration:   Please send an email to our Registration Coordinator at

For additional information about the retreat and running events, please click here.

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October 11: Morning in the Forest™

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  Morning in the Forest

“Where the  Whisper of God and the Desire of our Heart Meet!”

Date/Time: Saturday, October 11, 8:30am  – 11:30am

Cost:  $20  with an additional $10 for lunch

Registration: Call 918/245-2734 or email



“Morning in the Forest” is designed and facilitated by our friend Barbara

Schneeberg – Benedictine oblate, spiritual companion, Phillips Theological

Seminary graduate, Contemplative Outreach Int’l commissioned presenter,

and Living School student.

October 18: 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:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Chapel

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

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

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



October 23-26: Centering Prayer Retreat

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“God’s first language is silence.  Everything else is translation.”                           Thomas Keating

This retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

The retreat will consist of periods of centering prayer, daily Communion Service and Lectio Divina, private meetings with spiritual directors and ample free time for reflection and walking the meditative grounds of Osage Forest of Peace.

Sandy Guancial will facilitate this retreat.  She is a long time practitioner of Centering Prayer, has led many workshops and is area coordinator for the Dallas / Ft. Worth chapter of Contemplative Outreach.

Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ, will assist in this workshop.  She has many years experience as a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and presenter, nationally and internationally.  She is Co-Director for Spiritual Life at Osage Forest of Peace.


Date: October 23-26

Time: Thursday evening beginning at 4:30pm (includes supper), through Sunday 1pm (includes brunch)

Cost:  Total cost for retreat, cabin, and meals:  Single occupancy cabin $325, Double, $275 each


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