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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):


  • Back Jack Floor Chair (5) in black, for the chapel (Amazon $40-50)
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • LCD projector. Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)
  • Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  • 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  • All-purpose gravel (gray), 150 pounds

Thank you to our generous donors

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.


October 21: 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:  9:00 AM – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30 AM to register.)  Takes place the third Saturday of every month. An optional sunrise meditation starts at 6:30 AM followed by a light breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  (918) 798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.



October 25: Eucharistic Mass

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Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel. The next mass will be Wednesday, October 25, at 11:00am.


November 3-5, 2017: Mindful Communication Retreat

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Mindful Communication Retreat ImageAt 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.

Bio: Retreat 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. Facilitator Lynn McLellan 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.

Dates:  The retreat begins with supper at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5.

Cost:  Cost per person is $260 for a double occupancy cabin and $290 for a single occupancy cabin, including all meals.

Registration:  Please call 918.955.9511 or email to reserve your place at this retreat with a deposit of $70. We need four registered by October 12 or the retreat will be canceled. Maximum of 12 participants.  To pay:


November 5: Oblate Sunday

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Benedictine OblatesBenedictine oblates are women and men, married or single, who follow a variety of faiths and choose to become formally affiliated with a monastery. They study and incorporate many Benedictine monastic practices into their own daily lives. They make a formal promise to follow the Rule of St. Benedict in their private life as closely as their individual circumstances and prior commitments permit. Oblates do not constitute a separate religious order, but are considered an extended part of the monastic community.

Benedictine oblates at the Osage Forest of Peace are affiliated with the Clyde Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.  Sister Sarah Schwartzberg, OSB, is congregational oblate director and she occasionally travels to the Forest of Peace to hold retreats and instruct the oblates.

The oblates meet on the first Sunday of the month, September through May, at 11:30 a.m. in the Bede Building.  There is no charge for the meeting, but the Forest gladly accepts donations.  Visitors are always welcome to attend.  For those who are interested in becoming an oblate, there is a one-year novice period after which the novitiate takes vows in a public ceremony to become a member.

At the monthly meetings, oblates gather to engage in a book study.  For the 2017-2018 year, participants are reading The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr.  For more information, contact the Osage Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or

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