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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 31st: Halloween Yoga Workshop

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Is Yoga Scary to You?
Do you think you have to twist yourself into a pretzel?

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Halloween Yoga Workshop

 10am – 12 Noon

Have you been interested in yoga, but afraid to start a practice?  Come to the Osage Forest of Peace to get the basics of a good, solid practice including:

  • What yoga really is
  • How yoga relieves stress
  • Meditations you will welcome
  • Understanding Prana (breath) and how to embody it
  • Making scary-looking poses accessible
  • How to support a home practice

Don’t be frightened of yoga!  Come out to the Forest and learn something new, have some fun and leave with the basics to develop your own home yoga practice to keep you safe and motivated.

After the workshop, wander into our “haunted” woods if you dare! Or join us for meditation followed by dinner at 12:30pm.  Suggested donation for dinner is $12.

Date:  October 31st

Time: 10am – 12 Noon

Cost:  $16

What to wear:  comfortable clothing that allows for movement; costumes optional!

Register:  Call 918.245.2734 or email

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November 13-15: Master Key Practices Retreat

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With gratitude and excitement, we offer the Master Key Practices Retreat. Within this course dwell the keys to empower you to live the life you desire.

From Regina Ann: “I have been through the course eight times and one thing has become quite evident: Results Require Practice. This course offers the guidance and support to empower you to live the life you desire.

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Seven years ago: five sizes heavier; told I could drop dead at any moment. Today: healthier than I have ever been in my life; no medications. I am living proof that this can work!”Regina Ann

This retreat provides a quiet, safe and loving environment in which to learn and practice the Master Key Practices as well as learn tips to incorporate the practices into your daily, busy life.

 *All Retreat Participants have lifetime access to the Master Key Practices Online Community for ongoing encouragement, support, and accountability.

DATES/TIMES:  9am, Friday, 11/13 – 4pm, Sunday, 11/15

COST: $120 for program ($40/day) Deposit:  $35

Single Cabin: $65/night (includes meals)

Shared Cabin: $50 per person/night (includes meals)

REGISTRATION: Call 918-245-2734 or email



October 9 -11, Your Body and Your Spiritual Life: Friends or Foes?

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Father Tom Ryan presents “Your Body and Your Spiritual Life:  Friends or Foes?”

What’s your understanding of your embodied being?  Is your body a gift or a task?  Or both?  Something precious knit together by God, or the prison house of the soul?  We will consider the place of the body in a truly incarnational, holistic spirituality by reflecting on the contribution to our spiritual lives made by exercise and rest, feasting and fasting, washing and dressing, touch and love-making.  And we will give special attention to the role of our bodies in prayer through posture and movement.  When body, mind and spirit are harmonized, the Divine Mystery residing in our deep being comes through more clearly and palpably.  If you’re looking for practical, this retreat is for you.

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Fr Thomas Ryan, CSP, has devoted his ministry to robust health in the Body of Christ by working for Christian unity, and to the well-being of individual Christians through retreats and writing.  He is the author of 15 books covering a wide range of topics in holistic spirituality.

Dates:  October 9-11

Time:  Friday, October 9, 7pm – Sunday, October 11, 12 Noon

Program Fee: $115

Commuter Fee:  $60 (includes Saturday and Sunday mid-day meals and breaks)

Single Cabin:  $85/night; Double Cabin: $110/night or $55 per person

Registration:  Call 918/245-2734 or email

November 6-8, SoulCollage® Workshop with Peg Lentz

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“A SoulCollage® deck is the story of you. It is a tangible way to know yourself in your diversity and depth, and also to show yourself to others. Showing your deck of SoulCollage® cards to another person is a holy experience. In like-spirited groups, you can share cards and work with them in many sacred ways. You can consult them intuitively and discover wisdom within yourself which will amaze you. Besides all this, creating them is just plain fun! You will love your deck—a multi-card mirror of yourself and your soul—whether it consists of three cards or a hundred.” – Seena Frost, Creator of SoulCollage®SoulCollage® is an expressive art process. Participants use collage to create, over time, a personal deck of unique, soul-tending cards — each representing an energy of one’s ongoing life story.


Dates: Friday, November 6, 7pm – 12 Noon, Sunday, November 8, 2015

Program Fee:  $100; Single Cabin:  $80/night; Double Cabin:  $110/night

Deposit:  $15 non-refundable program deposit requested.

peg lentz photoPeg Lentz returns to the Forest to facilitate this weekend retreat.

Peg is a Certified Spiritual Director and a Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator.

SoulCollage® is a process of creating, over time, a personal desk of unique collaged cards from found and personal images for the primary purpose of self-exploration, self-acceptance, and soul-tending. SoulCollage® is a fun, engaging, deep and illuminating process that is all at once a form of creative play, self-care, and personal reflection.

Absolutely no art experience is necessary. There is no wrong or right way. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!

To register, email: or call 918/245/2734.


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