Services

The following is a list of services offered at the Osage Forest of Peace:

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is available to all those who come to the Forest of Peace. A spiritual director meets you in that still place within and helps discern the movement of the Spirit in your life. By listening to your spiritual journey, the director provides insight and support as you seek to foster awareness of the Sacred in all things. You can talk about any aspect of your life, but the focus is on how Spirit is guiding you.

Sometimes a spiritual director may suggest a method of prayer or meditation that might be helpful or recommend a practice that might enhance your spiritual life. They also may suggest a reading – a book or an article that may be helpful. In general, a spiritual director feeds back to you what they hear as you talk about your life and God’s movement of grace within it.

Rate: $30 a session for guests staying at the Forest; day guest rate is $40-$60 (sliding scale).

Small Group Retreats

The Forest of Peace is available for small groups seeking a quiet setting for their events. We provide a beautiful backdrop, comfortable meeting space and meals. We are a perfect place for groups who want to have a workshop, hold a prayer/meditation retreat or simply spend time together in the peace and tranquility of the Forest.

Group Rates Vary: Group rates vary depending on whether your retreat is hosted (the retreat leader signs up participants and collects registration fees) or sponsored (the Forest participates in marketing the event, registers the participants, and collects registration fees).  Please contact us for details.

Directed Retreats

During a directed retreat, a retreatant meets daily, or at least every few days, with a spiritual director. Through active listening, the spiritual director helps retreatants hear how the Spirit is moving in their life. The director offers suggestions for prayer, meditation, reflection and creative expression. Directed retreats are ordinarily silent times.

Single Occupancy Rate: $70 a day for room and board + $30 per spiritual direction session

Private Retreats

During a private retreat, retreatants structure their own prayer/meditation time and select for themselves how best to be present to the Sacred. Retreatants often take time to be alone and read, journal, sit in silence or walk in the woods. Individuals on private retreat are free to join the community in their daily contemplative practice or to spend their time in solitude.

Single Occupancy Rate: $70 a day for room and board.

Double Occupancy Rate:  $55 per person

Residential Immersion Program

Our Residential Immersion Program offers one-month experiences in contemplative living within a community setting. The program is offered to allow you to sample different contemplative practices and spiritual tools to deepen your experience.

Your experience in the program will be different than coming on a personal retreat.  Personal retreats are often focused on deep private contemplation and meditation, apart from the community.

The Residential Immersion Program, on the other hand, immerses you in the experience of living and working with others who integrate contemplative practices into their daily lives.  This means that you will enter into the daily schedule of the resident community, including meditation, meal times, work projects, and community events.  While a portion of the program (up to five days) can be in solitude, an important component of the program is living in community.

Multiple month residencies may be available, subject to cabin availability.  Partial residencies of two to three weeks are also available at a pro-rated cost.

Residential Immersion Program Rate: $1,100 a month for a standard cabin; $1,200 for the Guest Hermitage. The normal rate for single occupancy in a standard cabin for a month is $2,100 or $2,400 for the Guest Hermitage; the reduced rate is offered in exchange for three hours of work per day (five days a week) within the community. 

Creative Residency Program

Our creative residency program offers an opportunity to live in harmony within a residential contemplative community for a month-long period, providing you with an opportunity to engage in creative work. You’ll find a place of serenity and inspiration for writing, painting, song writing, poetry, and other creative projects.

While you are welcome to enter into the daily schedule of the resident community, including meditation, meal times, work projects, and community events, you can tailor your stay to focus entirely on your creative projects.

Multiple month residencies may be available, subject to cabin availability.  Partial residencies of two to three weeks are also available at a pro-rated cost.

Creative Residency Program Rate: $1,500 a month for a standard cabin; $1,600 for the Guest Hermitage. The normal rate for single occupancy in a standard cabin for a month is $2,100 or $2,400 for the Guest Hermitage; the reduced rate is offered in exchange for your presentation about your creative project. 

Sabbaticals

Sabbaticals are offered for spiritual seekers, women/men religious, ministers and writers. Take a month or longer to nurture the unfolding of your soul with ample time for solitude, study, relaxation, spiritual guidance, seminars and daily contemplative practice. With our focus on meditation, mysticism and the contemplative life, the Osage Forest of Peace is a perfect place for deep spiritual renewal and growth.

Sabbatical Rate: Varies depending on length of stay and work conducted in the community.

Massage/Reiki

Massage and Reiki are available for those who seek to foster the connection between mind, body and spirit. Tap into a greater sense of relaxation, wellness and wholeness by experiencing these gentle therapies.