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Wish List

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FOP Staff “Wish List”

We much appreciate our generous donors and supporters!  If you’d like to make an in-kind donation but don’t know what we could use, here are a few items for your consideration (new or in good condition, please):


  1. Infrared portable space heater (2)
  2. Outdoor metal chairs for cabin porches (12)
  3. LCD projector. Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)
  4. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  5. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  6. All-purpose gravel (gray), 150 pounds
  7. Umbrellas (6)
  8. Flashlights (12)
  9. Fireplace broom and tongs (black wrought iron)

Thank you to our generous donors:

Wood hod (for indoor fireplace)–Thank you JoAnn Huber

Easel for presentations–Thank you Gaye Mazzei

Portable shower stools–Thank you Reverie

Lazy Susan for salad bar–Thank you Knowlan Randza

Wash cloths. white, 13×13, (3 dozen)–Thank you Knowlan Randza

59” cotton double wide hammock – Thank you Knowlan Randza

Solar garden predator control lights (3) – Thank you Knowlan Randza

Immersion blender–Thank you Knowlan Randza

Husqvarna Riding Mower Trailer–Thank you Ken Gowriluk

OXO large salad spinner–Thank you to our donor

3 new CD/tape players.    Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio–Thank you to our donor

Food processor–Thank you Macrina Cowan

Binoculars–Thank you Barb and Lin Seder and Paul Rogers

32 Chairs for Bede, stackable.  $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei

Dishes.  Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie

Headphones   JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone  (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart

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 may not work.  Please call and let us know you’re coming before dropping anything off.  Thank you for your generosity.

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


May 20, June 17 and July 1, Exploring Your Energy Centers: Yoga Wisdom for Optimal Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health

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Exploring Your Energy Centers:  Yoga Wisdom for Optimal Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health

May 20, June 17 and July 1

This 3-part series will help you deepen self-knowledge by exploring the 7 energy centers which the yogis called chakras.  We will use yogic breath work, postures, gestures and sound to fully embody an understanding of the chakras.  Additionally, participants will learn a variety of grounding and healing techniques including meditation, affirmations and journaling.  Each 2.5-hour class will help you to explore your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual history in the context of the chakras:

May 20:  First and second chakras which are associated with survival, grounding, sexuality and emotions;

June 17:  Third and fourth chakras which are associated with power, energy and love; and

July 1:  Fifth, sixth and seventh chakras which are associated with communication, intuition and spiritual connection.

Time for reflection during meditative walks in the Forest, Zen Garden or Labyrinth is provided during each yoga workshop experience.

Requirements:  Suitable for beginners and advanced students alike, this series will offer you a deeper sense of yourself and a set of tools for personal growth and healing on your yogic journey. Wear clothing that allows you to breathe and move comfortably.  Mats and blocks are provided, but feel free to bring your own.  Participants must be able to get up and down from floor level.

Bio:  Sheila Lazier, MS, RYT has been practicing yoga since 2000 and has her 200-hour yoga-teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.   Kripalu means being compassionate in Sanskrit, and the foundation of Kripalu yoga is nonjudgmental self-awareness.  Sheila is a member of the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association, a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, and has  a M.S. in Adult Education.

Dates:  May 20, June 17 and July 1*

*To get the full benefit, it is recommended that you attend all 3 sessions; however, you may choose to attend just one or two (discount applied for attendance at multiple sessions)

Time:  9:30am – 12 Noon (feel free to stay for meditation in our chapel and/or for a delicious home-cooked meal at 12:30pm)

Cost:  Each 2.5-hour class is $25; attend 2 sessions for $45 or all 3 for $65 (payable at first class)

Register:  Call 918.245.2734 or email


June 2-4, New Monasticism & Contemplative Practice with Rory McEntee

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The New Monasticism & Contemplative Practice

with Rory McEntee

June 2-4


In his book, Rory McEntee writes that the New Monasticism “is an urge which speaks to a profoundly contemplative life, to the formation of small communities of friends, to sacred activism and to discovering together the unique calling of every person and every community.”   Plan now to attend this powerful weekend retreat focused on nurturing contemplative practice in new ways.



The retreat begins with supper at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and concludes with brunch at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 4.


Cost per person is $195 for a double occupancy cabin and $225 for a single occupancy cabin, including all meals for the weekend.

A commuter rate is available for Saturday only with the midday meal for $60.


Reserve your place at this retreat with a deposit of $70 by calling 918.245.2734 or email



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April 28-29, Day of Compassion

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A Day of Compassion Retreat

with Lynn McClellan and Jeff Tretsven

April 28-29


At this retreat you will focus on compassion, spending time with others who are interested in connecting with others in a compassionate manner. You will learn to develop skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC enhances mindfulness in thinking and speaking in a way which contributes to connection and getting everyone’s needs met. We will be doing a releasing ceremony, empathy practice, and NVC practices which include role plays, skits for “live” practice of observations; feelings; needs and requests, mindfulness exercises and guided meditations.

Retreat facilitator Lynn McClellan is experienced in mentoring Early Childhood teachers in caring and creative environments. Compassionate Communication has had a profound impact on Lynn’s life and she is inspired to share it with others.  Facilitator Jeff Tretsven has 15 years developing training programs for industries, nine years of teaching Nonviolent Communication, and is a candidate for certification with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Dates/Times:  The retreat begins with supper at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

Cost:  Cost per person is $185 for a double occupancy cabin and $200 for a single occupancy cabin, including meals.

Register:  Please call 918.245.2734 or email to reserve your place at this retreat with a deposit of $70.


June 8-11, Keeping the Circle Labyrinth Retreat

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Keeping the Circle Labyrinth Retreat

Melissa Gayle West, author of “Exploring The Labyrinth” defines the labyrinth as an “archetypal map for the healing journey.”  It can be a circuitous path but there are many patterns of labyrinths that illustrate its great diversity. It is unicursal in its pattern; curving one way in to the center and then returning by the same swept path—one single movement.

This retreat is an exploration of available paths; how to use them in crafting a new message and a new birthing of creativity within people.  We will look at different examples of labyrinths; learning how they can be used and how to create a labyrinth. We will explore drawing labyrinths and coloring word mandalas. You will create your own nine circuit wooden finger labyrinth. Early morning and evening labyrinth walks will help transform your understanding, knowledge, and spirituality of this tranquil art form.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of walking the labyrinth or have only begun walking the path, this retreat can give you new insight and a new awakening for your journey.


Bio:  Carolyn Hewitt is a trained Spiritual Director, Creative Spiritual Retreat Facilitator, and Advance Facilitator of Labyrinth walks. Carolyn trained through Veriditas International and has been facilitating and building labyrinths for ten years, including ones in homes, churches, businesses, and retreat centers. The one at Osage was designed and implemented by Carolyn. She proudly states it is her favorite out of all the ones she has been a part.  She comes to us to share her knowledge and inspiration of what the labyrinth has created in her and others.

Dates:  June 8-11  The retreat will start with supper at 6pm on Thursday and end at 1pm on Sunday.

Cost:  Includes all retreat sessions, three nights lodging, supper on Thursday, three meals on Friday, three meals on Saturday and breakfast and brunch on Sunday

Double Occupancy per person:  $270

Single Occupancy:  $330

Commuter:  $150 (includes retreat sessions on Friday and Saturday and dinner on both days.  Commuters must commit to attending both Friday and Saturday.)

Registration:  Call 918.245.2734 or email and pay a $70 deposit


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