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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.


March 10-12, AA Step Eleven Retreat

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Step 11 helps to create a solid foundation for a peaceful and fulfilled life and to develop a more positive way of thinking, which will better serve you moving forward. A daily spiritual practice can help to promote emotional balance and stability.  This weekend retreat provides helpful meditation tools and practices to discern God’s will.

The retreat begins Friday evening, March 10 and concludes on Sunday, March 12.  The cost for two nights lodging, all meals, and program is $180 per person for double occupancy cabin and $220 for single occupancy.  A $65 deposit holds your space for the weekend.

Registration:  Call 918.245.2734 or email


February 11-12, Valentine’s Weekend at the Forest

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Valentine’s Weekend at the Forest

February 11-12

Come and spend the weekend with your beloved at the Forest of Peace!  For only $175, you will enjoy one night of lodging in a cozy cabin where you will be greeted by a half-dozen red roses and dark chocolate from Oklahoma’s luxury chocolate maker, Bedre.  You’ll also be provided with four delicious meals beginning with the midday meal on Saturday, February 11 and ending with brunch on Sunday, February 12.

There are no sessions to attend or mandatory activities.  Just come and relax with your love by the warmth of our fireplace.  Of course, you may opt to attend our regular meditation sessions or Sunday morning service.  And, you can add massage, reiki, or yoga for additional fees.  A $65 deposit holds your space for the weekend.  Please register by Friday, February 3rd.

Email or call 918.245.2734 to register.


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 4 thru February 10, 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,  8:30am, January 4 – February 8

Fridays,  8:30am, January 6 – February 10

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.

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