Take the plunge into the silence! Taste the silence and awaken to the reality of each dynamic moment. Taste the Presence in every moment.
Helen Cortes, Guiding Teacher of the Tulsa Zen Sangha and Teacher of the Maria Kannon Zen Center, will be offering a 5-day retreat (Zen Sesshin) at the Forest. A sesshin is also known as an “Encounter of the Heart/Mind or core of one’s being.” Helen will offer a dharma talk each day, as well as private interviews during this silent retreat.
About the Teacher
Helen Cortes has practiced Zen for the past 21 under the guidance of Ruben Habito. She started teaching at the Osage Monastery in 2005 and has since then continued to offer her teaching to the Tulsa Zen Sangha. In June, 2006, Ruben Habito appointed her assistant zen teacher of the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. She was appointed assistant Zen teacher by Yamada Roun Roshi in the Sanbo Zen lineage in 2009. She comes to lead Zazenkais at the Forest of Peace (formerly Osage Monastery) at least 4-6 times each year and offers weekend sesshins 2-3 times a year. She received transmission as a full time and independent Zen teacher in the Harada Yasutani lineage by Ruben Habito in 2012. She continues to offer sesshins and zazenkais at the Maria Kannon Zen Center and continues her studies under the guidance of Ruben Habito. She is also an Oblate of the Osage Monastery and works as Executive Director at the Maria Kannon Zen Center.
The Sesshin starts at 6:00 pm Wednesday, the 9th with a light dinner and ends at 12:00 noon on Sunday, the 13th, with brunch served afterwards. Sitting will start at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening.
Single Cabin - $340
Double Cabin - $220
Commuter – $40/day
Registration – For more information and to reserve a place, call Paula Day at 918.798.1297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poet, peacemaker, and scholar. He is co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing and an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity.
The Forest of Peace and Boston Avenue Methodist Church are co-sponsoring the following events:
March 24 Evening Presentation - “Listening for the Heartbeat of God” free to the public.
March 25, 9am-Noon - “The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings”
Cost: $30 with lunch
Registration: Contact Boston Avenue Methodist Church at 918-699-0127 or check their website
Location: Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S Boston, Tulsa 74119
In this one-day retreat, we’ll explore our ability to move through life’s challenges…and thrive! We’ll discover how we are already resilient and find new ways to support our resilience day by day. Art-making is a delightful part of our time together! We’ll learn how to keep an image-based journal and share our discoveries in a safe circle of support.
When we cultivate our pioneering selves we bring vision, desire and action together for forward movement and positive change. By writing from an image, we access our Wise One Within (Wow!) and discover solutions. We uncover formerly hidden sources of creativity. Plus… it’s easy, fun, and not time-consuming. No journaling experience is required.
Together we’ll take the time to practice Mindful Breathing and Walking, Savoring, Calm Grounding and other methods that help us BE PRESENT. This awake yet relaxed quality is a secret to RESILIENCE – opening us up to sources of peace, joy and love in our lives.
Join us for grown-up play time and consider inviting a friend. Come celebrate YOU… a resilient work of art!
Patricia Webb and Cathy O’Connor facilitate The Resilience Project – Empowering Kids to Thrive!
Together they have over 40 years of experience in education and spiritual direction. Pat is a Mindfulness Trainer, poet and arts integration specialist. Cathy is a Spiritual Director in the Christian Tradition of Journey Home. Their unusual art, journaling and mindfulness exercises help people of all ages hear their inner voice and live more fully.
Workshop Cost: $80 (includes lunch)
Single Cabin: $55/night
Double Cabin: $40 per occupant
Registration: Mail a check to: Patricia Webb, 4400 Hemingway Dr, #113, OKC, OK 73118
Questions: Call Pat at 405/209-7117 for questions about the workshop. For questions regarding lodging call 918/245-2734.
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 your self and your soul—whether it consists of three cards or a hundred.” – Seena Frost, Creator of SoulCollage®
Facilitated by Peg Lentz
Peg is a Certified Spiritual Director and a Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator.
April 4 – 6, 2014
Workshop cost: $100
Private Cabin: $110
Shared Cabin: $80
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.
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!