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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. Wood hod (for indoor fireplace)
  3. Portable Shower Stool (2)
  4. Outdoor metal chairs for cabin porches (12)
  5. 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)
  6. LCD projector. Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)
  7. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  8. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  9. 2 new Stoves.   Kenmore 5.6 cu. ft. Gas Range 5 burners, w/ Convection Oven – Stainless Steel  ($1100-1400 ea)

Thank you to our generous donors:

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.


May 25 thru July 27, Yoga: A Moving Meditation, Wednesday + Saturday Mornings

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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.

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 15 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,  May 25 – July 27, 9:30-10:30am (10 sessions)Sheila Yoga Class 3

Saturdays,  May 28 – July 16,  9:30-10:30am  (8 sessions) (no class June 18)


$8 per class (drop-in)

Wednesday 10-class package: $72

Saturday 8-class package:  $58

Wednesday and Saturday 18-class package:  $125

Location:  Bede

Registration:  Please call 918/245-2734 or email: to register.  If you sign up for a package, 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.

September thru November, Following the Gossamer Thread in a Changing World; A Journey of Grace and Growth

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Following the Gossamer Thread in a Changing World; A Journey of Grace and Growth


Walking SticksWoven with lived experience, James Finley’s rhythm of spiritual ripening, and the wisdom of various contemplative and artistic voices, this expanding six-session series invites us to the Divine Connection at the core of our being and to whole heart, soul, mind and strength loving with fruits and gifts to share.


Please join us for one of these opportunities by choosing the format that best meets your needs:


Thursdays * September 29 to November 3 * 9:00am to noon with refreshments


Saturdays * September 10, October 8, and November 12
9:00am to 3:00pm * including lunch


Designed in thanksgiving as a teaching tool, aid to spiritual befriending and personal growth and/or at-home retreat by Barbara Schneeberg, friend of the Forest, spiritual companion, group retreat leader, commissioned presenter with Contemplative Outreach Int’l and active member of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School.


$225 per person includes all materials
$50 deposit requested by July 27 * Balance due at first session.

Cabins may be available for both offerings at an additional cost:  $70/single cabin and $55/person double cabin


Call  the Forest at 918.245.2734; email or call Barbara at 918.645.4541


“Only Love can say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be!”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

May 5 thru June 16: Going Deep into Mystic Teaching

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Drawing from mystic saints and sages such as St. Teresa of Avila, Jiddu Krishnamurti,  Yogananda, St. Theresa Benedicta, Thomas Merton, St. Francis of Assisi, Thich Nhat  Hanh, St. Theresa of Lisieux, and Hildegard von Bingen, this class will allow you to go  deep into the teachings of the great mystics and apply their insights to your life.

Annette Norris, who will be in residence at the Forest in May and June  2016, will teach this weekly series on the mystics.  In 2009, Annette followed the Light and found herself surrounded by mystic saints who asked her to  share their life experiences. Soon afterwards, Annette began teaching classes in Dallas on the mystic  saints and sages. Annette is thrilled for the beautiful opportunity to bring forward this unique and  uplifting experience of Light to Osage Forest of Peace through the study of the mystics.

This weekly course will meet on the following days:   famous-catholic-mystics

Thursday, May 5, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 26, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 2, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 9, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Cost:  $20 per session (you may attend any or all sessions) Join us for meditation after class at 4:45 (free) and supper for only $10 more.

Registration:  Email or call 918.245.2734

May 14 + June 11: Mystics in the Morning

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The Osage Forest of Peace presents two opportunities to learn from the words of mystic  saints and sages.  Annette Norris, who will be in residence at the Forest in May and June  2016, will teach both of these programs.

In 2009, Annette followed the Light and found herself surrounded by mystic saints who asked her to share their life experiences. Soon afterwards, Annette began teaching classes in Dallas on the mystic saints and sages. Annette is thrilled for the opportunity to bring forward this unique and  uplifting experience of Light to Osage Forest of Peace through the study of the mystics.

The purpose of studying the mystic saints is to be deeply touched by the Holy Spirit, the  mystical spirit and tangible expression of Light. To gather with the mystic saints lifts  people into that space where we allow for miracles.  Annette will introduce the words of  a mystic saint or sage each Saturday morning, providing time for participants to ponder  these words in a contemplative setting and engage in deep dialogue with one another.

Dates/Times:  Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Mystics_bingen

Cost: $20 per session

Registration: Email or call 918.245.2734

Please note:  Morning in the Forest will return to the second Saturdays of the month in September 2016.

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