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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

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.


February 3-5, Buddhist Vision & Practice: Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

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Buddhist Vision and Practice:

Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

 with Ruben Habito

February 3-5


Dr. Ruben Habito, longtime friend and former board member of the Forest of Peace, returns February 3-5 for this retreat.  Ruben will engage you with his storytelling style as you learn about the principles of Buddhism with concrete examples.  Ruben will introduce you to Buddhist experience in its historical unity and the variety of traditions that reflect its essence.

The retreat begins on Friday, February 3 with supper at 6:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.



$235 per person for a double occupancy cabin

$295 for a single occupancy cabin

$80 for commuters (includes Saturday and Sunday mid-day meals and breaks)

$40 for Saturday-only commuters (includes mid-day meal and breaks)


Ruben L.F. Habito is professor of world religions and spirituality at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  He is the resident teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas.


This retreat is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process.


Registration:  Email or call 918.245.2734 and send a $65 nonrefundable deposit to hold your spot.


January 21-22, Resolve to Evolve: Living on Purpose with Your Soul’s Goal

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Living on Purpose with your Soul’s Goal

January 21-22, 2017

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, “grow, grow.”

~The Talmud


The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to evaluate our intentions and goals for not only this year but beyond as well.  I will quote one of my favorite contemporary spiritual thinkers and writers, Fr. Richard Rohr:  “Carl Jung  viewed the archetype of God as the human instinct toward wholeness.  We are called to become whole uniting what is scattered, creating a deeper unity in love.”

How often do you feel “scattered” and long for peace and a deeper sense of living on purpose with your soul’s goal at the forefront of your life?

During this retreat you will explore and clarify your intentions for creating and living the life you would love to live.   We will consider how to respond to life rather than just reacting, often out of limiting beliefs and old habits of thought that defeat our deepest heart’s desires and drain us rather than energize our being.

You will experience the joy of connection with others who are also seekers and together, learn practices that keep you moving in the evolution of your mind, body and spirit.  We will use writing exercises, poetry, art, music and movement to bring energy, creativity, healing and self-discovery to the process.

You can expect to feel greater clarity, compassion for yourself as well as others, energy and strength for the road ahead in your life’s journey.  As Mary Oliver states beautifully in her poem “A Summer Day”  “what will you do with your one wild and precious life?”

The retreat begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21 and concludes by 3:00 p.m.  Sunday, January 22. 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.

Retreat Cost

Double Occupancy per person – $265.00

Single Occupancy per person – $285.00


Reservations and Deposit

Reserve your space by contacting Osage Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or and paying a $65.00 deposit.


Facilitator:  Linda Alegria, LCSW, returned to Tulsa in 2013 after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer for 26 months in Jamaica.  She holds a master’s degree in social work and has worked with individuals, couples and families for over 40 years in a variety of settings.  She currently maintains a private psychotherapy and life coaching practice in Tulsa.


November 11 thru December 21, Yoga: A Moving Meditation

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This 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.

These classes will teach you the basics of yoga and will help you:

  • increase strength and flexibility
  • improve balance
  • reduce stress and lower blood pressure
  • improve mood to enhance your quality of life
  • bring awareness into the present moment
  • feel more energetic

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.  Modifications are offered throughout, making these classes accessible to every body.

Sheila has been practicing yoga for 16 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.

If you’d like to stay and walk the labyrinth, hike the trails or  join us for a meal afterwards, please let us know.  We serve dinner at 12:30pm.


Wednesdays,  November 16 – December 21, 8:30am

Fridays,  November 11 – December 16, 8:30am

Sheila Yoga Class 3


We encourage you to sign up for one of the packages so that you commit to a regular practice and save money!

Wednesday 6-class package: $60–One Session Free

Friday 6-class package:  $60–One Session Free

Wednesday + Friday 12-class package:  $110–Save $34

$12 per class (drop-in)

Location:  Bede

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

What to bring:  Yourself and a friend.  We provide yoga mats, blocks and straps, or feel free to bring your own.

December 14th: SoulCollage® in the Forest

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Join us for SoulCollage® in the Forest. We will meet from 3:30 to 8:00pm. 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.

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.

Bring your journal, images, glue stick, your SoulCollage deck (if you have one) and be ready to enter new ways of expressing yourself.

Absolutely no art experience is necessary. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!
For a fee of $20, you will have time and space to create your SoulCollage 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 SoulCollage® in the Forest of Peace.
For more information on the process, and an introductory video by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®, visit
To register, please call the Forest of Peace at 918.245.2734 or send us an email to
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