The New Monasticism & Contemplative Practice
with Rory McEntee
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 email@example.com
Cave of the Mothers
Meditation Chamber Dedication
Join us on Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. for a special dedication ceremony of our meditation chamber, the Cave of the Mothers. Thanks to a generous donor, we issued a call to artists to turn our storm shelter into a meditation space that honors the Feminine Divine. Chicago-area artist Anna Lentz transformed the space into a beautiful setting for prayer and meditation. The meditation chamber has already become a favorite place for individuals and small groups to enter the darkness and open to healing and transformation.
Following the 2:00 p.m. dedication ceremony, join us in the Main Retreat House for refreshments and fellowship.
Please RSVP by calling 918.245.2734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Day of Compassion Retreat
with Lynn McClellan and Jeff Tretsven
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 email@example.com to reserve your place at this retreat with a deposit of $70.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and pay a $70 deposit