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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. Wood hod (for indoor fireplace)
  3. OXO large salad spinner
  4. Portable Shower Stool (2)
  5. Husqvarna Riding Mower Trailer
  6. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  7. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  8. 2 new Stoves.   Kenmore 5.6 cu. ft. Gas Range 5 burners, w/ Convection Oven – Stainless Steel  ($1100-1400 ea)
  9. 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)
  10. 3 new CD/tape players.    Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio  (Walmart $34 ea)
  11. LCD projector.       Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)

Thank you to our generous donors:

Binoculars–Thank you Barb and Lin Seder and Paul Rogers!

Food processor–Thank you Macrina Cowan!

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.


March 18-19, Codependence to Interdependence: Trekking the Sacred Journey Within

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Do you generally do things that will get approval and acceptance from others?

Do you deny much of who you are to keep the peace?

Are you constantly placing others’ needs and well-being above your own?

Do you isolate from others so as not to risk getting close?

During this powerful and highly experiential workshop we will:

  1. explore unique definitions of co-dependency.
  2. identify “process” and “people” addictions, including relationship and love addictions.
  3. learn the cost of not taking care of our needs first.
  4. learn how to decrease tendencies to over-depend on positions, processes, people, places and things.
  5. clarify the stages of codependency recovery.
  6. identify signs of a negative self-definition.

sacred journey tunnel of light

This seminar illustrates the dynamics of co-dependency, its origins and a conceptual framework to learn new and healthier behaviors.  Learn how to deal in a healthy way with relationships that affect your life including:  self, spouse, partner, family, co-workers and friends.  Learning to stay relatively calm and clear-headed in the face of conflict, criticism or rejection, by being responsive rather than reactive to situations or people, is the person who has developed an inner acceptance of his own independence versus dependence on others.

This seminar will focus on:

  1. the path to and from codependency.
  2. how to break the cycle of enabling.
  3. signs and symptoms of playing the victim role.
  4. working through self-defeating learned behaviors.
  5. healing reunion with the inner child.
  6. Presenters:  Rusty Gillette, MHR, LPC, LADC and Patrick Boyne, MS, LADC US


    Friday, March 18,  6:00-7:00 Dinner; 7:00-9:00 Program

    Saturday, March 19,  6:45-7:15 Yoga*; 7:30-745 Meditation*; 8:00 a.m. Breakfast; 8:45-10:15 Program; 10:15-10:30 Break; 10:30-12:00 Program; 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch; 1:00-2:30 Program; 2:30-2:45 Break; 2:45-4:30 Program

    *An optional early yoga and meditation will be available starting at 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

    Reserve your space by calling 918.245.2734 or and paying a $55 deposit.


February 27-28, Dreamscape: Living Your Life by Design and Not by Default

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Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, Grow.”    ~ The Talmud


every blade of grass

At this weekend retreat, you will listen for the voice of your deepest self through the use of expressive arts such as journaling, poetry, music and movement.  You will also have time for reflection and solitude to enable you to hear that still small voice that lies within each of us.

Is there something in you yearning for greater expression?  True desire comes from God.  Learn to be a conscious co-creator with God and in that space, you have unlimited power and an unlimited future.

Unpack your longings and your discontent to discover your heart’s desires and also the limiting beliefs and thoughts that hold you back from manifesting your dreams.

You will discover your capacity to dream and to apply your best thinking to create a life you would love to live, one that is in harmony with your soul’s purpose.  What is within you is greater than anything in your surroundings or current circumstances.

The retreat begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27 and concludes on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.  You will enjoy comfortable lodging in a woodland cabin at the Osage Forest of Peace, as well as delicious meals prepared by the Forest Cook.

Facilitator:  Linda Alegria, LCSW

Linda Alegria returned to Tulsa in 2013 after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer for 26 months in Jamaica working with Youth Development Programs.  She holds a master’s degree in Social Work and has worked with men, women and children for over 35 years.  Linda formerly directed the Social Services Program at the Methodist Children’s Home in Tahlequah and taught Social Work at a Northeastern State University for more than 15 years.  She has also had a private psychotherapy practice for over 35 years.

Linda says, “A big interest of mine has been in the field of spiritual growth and development, including meditation, guided imagery and the use of the expressive arts.  The new brain research has added so many dimensions to our understanding of human thought and behavior and how we can evolve our consciousness to much higher levels that not only benefit our own individual lives but also to make a difference in the lives of others; family, friends, the community, and beyond.”

Retreat Cost:

Double Occupancy per person – $265

Single Occupancy – $285

Reservations and Deposit:

Reserve your space by contacting the Osage Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or and paying a $65 deposit via PayPal, credit card or check.

February 20: Zazenkai, Day of Zen with the Tulsa Zen Sangha

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This month Sr. Ellie will be our guest teacher and present the topic “Meditation:  Roadblocks, Wrong Paths, What It is and What is Isn’t.”

You are welcome to join us for this 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.


Time:  *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.


February 12-14, Exploring Spirit Together: A Retreat for Couples

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This retreat is designed to allow couples to truly rest, relax, and rejuvenate.  At the Osage Forest of Peace you’ll find a place where you can unplug, unwind and uplift your spirit.  The retreat begins Friday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, February 14, at 10:00 a.m.  What better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend than finding spiritual inspiration and experiencing peace and quiet together?

Retreat sessions will help you explore your individual spirituality as well as your spiritual growth as a couple.  You’ll have a chance to learn new tools for connecting to Spirit at a deeper level and sharing more intimately with one another.

The retreat is facilitated by Rev. Don and Karen Chatfield.  Married for over 28 years, Don and Karen are eager to accompany you on your spiritual exploration as a couple.  Don is an ordained interfaith minister and the executive director of the Forest of Peace.  Both Karen and Don are trained spiritual directors.Don Karen and Lilly Photo


DATES: Friday, February 12, 7:30pm – 10am Sunday, February 14

COST: $250 per couple includes lodging, three meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and retreat program.

COMMUTERS: $100 per couple, includes midday meal on Saturday.

DEPOSIT:  $65 nonrefundable

FACILITATORS: Rev. Don and Karen Chatfield

TO REGISTER: Contact Sheila Lazier at (918) 245-2734 or email and pay $65 deposit.


Heart for Couples Retreat


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