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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 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


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 29 thru December 3, Yoga: A Moving Meditation

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This six-week yoga series will help to kindle trust for the body’s intelligence, encouraging a practice rooted in self-awareness and self-care.  It will consist of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit.

Please join Sheila Lazier as she offers this moving meditation to create a heart-centered yoga practice for beginners or anyone wishing to revitalize their practice.  Please bring a yoga mat and any props you may have (blocks, straps).

Sheila has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has her 200-hour yoga-teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, and has  a M.S. in Adult Education.

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, October 29 – December 3, 7:15-8:15amblack warrior in the forest


$8 per class (drop-in)

6 Wednesdays package:  $42

Location:  Bede

Registration:  Please call 918/245-2734 or email: to register.  If you sign up for the package, payment is due at the first class.

What to bring:  yoga mat and any props you may have (straps or blocks)



November 7-8: Mini-Retreat with Singer/Songwriter & Yogini Cindy Novelo

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Friday – Saturday, Nov. 7-8, 2014

Friday evening concert

Saturday a.m. – Yoga Workshop: Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit

Saturday p.m. – East Meets West: A New Perspective on Jesus workshop

Friday, Nov 7
7-8:30pm  Sanctuary Concert w/Cindy Novelo:  Music for the Soul
Cost: $15
Saturday, Nov 8
7-7:45am Communal meditation/prayer – optional
7:45am Breakfast
10-12am Yoga Workshop: Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit
Nurture your body, mind and spirit as you enjoy the peaceful serenity of Osage Forest of Peace.  Study after study has revealed the many health benefits of the ancient practice of yoga.  However, the physical aspects of yoga are only one part of this sacred art which aspires to fully integrate body, mind and spirit in order to explore human connection with the divine.  In this workshop, we will practice some basic yoga postures as we also explore yoga philosophy.
Participants will be introduced to the different paths of yoga – some of which do not include the physical at all! – practice various breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation and briefly look at various ancient texts, including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  As we do this we will learn about the eight limbs of classical yoga, an ancient system offering guidelines for enlightened living with the aspiration of union with the divine.
Come discover how the ancient practice of yoga can bring wholeness, depth and vitality to your everyday life, leading you to physical, emotional and spiritual awakening and well-being.  Yoga begins where you are, wherever that is.  All bodies and levels welcome!
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Workshop Cost: $35
12-12:30pm Communal meditation – optional
12:30pm Lunch
1:30-5:30pm East Meets West: A New Perspective on Jesus
Could there be a deeper and more mystical understanding to the teachings of one of the most prominent wisdom teachers of all time?
While facilitating a unique course on yoga philosophy she created for a small private university in rural Kansas, singer/songwriter and yoga instructor Cindy Novelo was faced with a challenge; many of her students were traditional Christians who felt conflicted about some of the spiritual ideas presented in the course.  This inspired Cindy to explore the common ground between yoga philosophy and Christianity so she might better guide her students.  This study led her to an exciting new mystical perspective on Jesus and his teachings, igniting and deepening her own spiritual journey – which she shares with participants in this fascinating workshop.
Through musical sharing and interactive exercises, Cindy guides workshop participants through an exciting exploration of yoga philosophy, the original Aramaic language spoken by Jesus, and historical events that have shaped traditional Christian theology.  Come break your perspective wide open as we learn how all these things bring a new and wondrous understanding to the wisdom teachings of Jesus.
Workshop Cost: $55
Retreat Options:
Concert and yoga workshop:  $45
Concert and East Meets West:  $65
Yoga workshop and East Meets West:  $85
Attend all three events:  $95
Overnight Cabins (with meals):
Single Cabin:  $50 per night
Double Cabin:  $45 /pp per night or $90
Registration:  Call 918/245-2734 or email
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