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November 8, 2017: Spiritual Crafting (based on SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost)

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Join us for Spiritual Crafting, based upon SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost and presented in her book, SoulCollage® Evolving. We will meet from 3:45 to 8:00 PM on the second Wednesday of every month. No experience is necessary for this creative soul adventure!
In this expressive art form, participants use collage to create unique  soul-tending cards, each representing an energy of one’s ongoing life  story. This is a fun, engaging, and deeply illuminating process and full of personal reflections. This creative form of self-care doesn’t end, either!  You can continue to grow your deck over time as your life story  continues.
What to Expect
This time in the Forest will allow you an opportunity to meet others using SoulCollage cards as a way to go deeper within .  We will select images, create cards and see “what is up” for our exploration into our psyche.
What to Bring
Bring your journal, images, glue stick, your SoulCollage® deck (if you have one) and be ready to enter new ways of expressing yourself.
Experience Level
Absolutely no art experience is necessary. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!
 For a fee of $20, you will have time and space to create your Spiritual Crafting cards, as well as supper and the chance to participate in a silent meditation in serene surroundings. Give yourself the gift of time to discover your wisdom and change your world with Spiritual Crafting in the Forest of Peace.
More Information
For more information on the process, and an introductory video by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®, visit
Click here to register online.
Or, call the Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or send an email to

November 11-12, 2017: Harnessing the Power of the Enneagram

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Harnessing the Power of the Enneagram Retreat

Professional Leadership Coach and Enneagram Teacher Marilyn Woodard, ACC, will facilitate a two-day program focused on how to harness the power of the Enneagram as a catalyst for personal growth and as a map that can be a guide for connecting to our true spiritual nature.

Participants will leave this teaching with:

  • A better understanding of the Nine distinct aspects of our nature that can be found in all of us, regardless of our individual Type;
  • Tools for understanding and working with the specific patterns of our Type in order to facilitate more personal freedom and joy;
  • A more compassionate view and deeper insight into all the Types which can lead to more satisfying personal and professional relationships.


Bio:  Marilyn Woodard is a Riso-Hudson Certified and Authorized Enneagram Teacher; a certified Presence Based® Coach and an accredited member of the International Coaching Federation; a Certified Toltec Teacher (in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestselling The Four Agreements); a Certified Energetic Transformation Practitioner (energy healing modality); and a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2006.

Dates: November 11-12, 2017. The retreat will start at 9:00 AM on Saturday and end at 4:00 PM on Sunday.

Cost:  Includes all retreat sessions, one night lodging, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and brunch on Sunday.

Double Occupancy per person:  $265

Single Occupancy:  $275

Commuter:  $220 (includes retreat sessions on Saturday and Sunday and lunch (12:30 PM) on both days. Commuters must commit to attending both Saturday and Sunday. If you choose to stay for dinner, the cost is $10).

Registration:  Click here to register online and pay for the retreat.

Questions:  Call 918.245.2734 or email

November 17-19, 2017: Be Still and Know Retreat

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Move from living in fear, to living in peace & harmony

A Silent Retreat with Swami Sankarananda

ssg-1Deepen your experience of yoga through silence, meditation, chanting, yoga asana and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Swami Sankarananda will guide us through the majority of the retreat, sharing wisdom to inspire transcendence from living in fear, to living in peace & harmony.

This silent retreat is open to all sincere truth seekers. All participants are expected to observe and respect silence within scheduled times and remain at the Forest during the full extent of the retreat (unless you are commuting to retreat sessions).

From Swami Sankarananda: “I am a simple pilgrim. I’ve walked across the USA for these past two and a half years and now travel from town to town in a tiny motorhome emblazoned with the telling words “Yoga for Peace”. I serve the divine in all and support our universal journey to find the happiness and peace for which we search.

I travel to offer kindness, to inspire, to demonstrate living in Peace, and to share the ancient and universal teachings of Yoga through talks, workshops and practices. The guidance is practical, it includes some philosophy, examples and stories and focuses on practices that you can implement to bring peace and joy into your life.”

Retreat Schedule
Friday, Day 1

4-5PM Arrival Check-In

6:00PM Dinner

7:00PM Opening Prayer, Introductions, Retreat Overview

7:30PM Satsang (silence begins)

  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Dharma Talk: Silence

10:00PM Lights Out

Saturday, Day 2

5:30AM Wake up bell

6:00AM Satsang

  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Dharma Talk: Fear to Peace

8:00AM Yoga Asana / Pranayama Class

10:30AM Brunch

11:30AM Seva-1 hour

12:30PM Spiritual Counseling (by appointment only)

  • Practice on your own (rest, meditate, journal…)

4:00PM Gentle Yoga Class

5:00PM Tea & Gita- Bhagavad Gita Workshop

6:00PM Dinner

7:00PM World Peace Chanting

7:30PM Satsang

  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Dharma Talk: Sadhana

10PM Lights Out

Sunday, Day 3

5:30AM Wake up bell

6AM Satsang

  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Dharma Talk: Steps to Inner Peace

8:00AM Yoga Asana / Pranayama Class

10:30AM Brunch

11:30AM Peace Walk

2:00PM Silence ends – “Tea and Gita” – Bhagavad Gita Workshop

3:00PM World Peace Chanting

3:30PM Closing Discussions

  • Open questions and comments – share your insights and experiences of the weekend!

5:00PM Closing Prayers and Arati

You may choose to stay for supper at 6:00 p.m. for an additional $10.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration covers only costs for meals, lodging, and Forest costs for sponsoring retreat. A love offering will be taken for Swami Sankarananda.

Dates:  November 17-19, 2017  The retreat will start with dinner at 6:00 PM on Friday and end at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Cost:  Includes all retreat sessions, two nights lodging, dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast and brunch on Sunday.

Double Occupancy per person:  $160

Single Occupancy:  $190

Commuter:  $85 (includes all meals from Friday supper to Sunday brunch, no lodging)

Registration:  Click here to register online and pay for the retreat.

Questions:  Call 918.245.2734 or email

Five-Month Series in 2018: We Walk the Path Together

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Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh and Meister Eckhart

A Five-Weekend Course with Father Brian Pierce

Brian PierceIn this five-weekend course, Dominican Friar Brian Pierce will acquaint you with the medieval Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and contemporary Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Enroll now in this course and learn about the common spiritual ground that exists between Christianity and Buddhism. Each weekend begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. You may attend the entire course, or select specific weekends to attend. You may also register as a commuter.

The dates are:

  • January 26-28
  • February 23-25
  • March 23-25
  • April 20-22
  • May 25-27

Registration:  Click here to register online and pay for the course.

Questions:  Call 918.245.2734 or email

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