Events and Announcements

January 17: Introduction to Christian Meditation

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Start 2015  by learning a way to develop your spiritual life through the power of meditation.  A meditation practice can help you relax, decrease your anxiety and open your heart and soul to a deeper relationship with God. You can experience more peace and calm in your life.

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This workshop will teach you a simple way of meditating that you can put into practice immediately. You will leave knowing how to meditate and understanding the deeper purpose of a meditation practice. We are called to be still and quiet so that we can hear the whisper of God’s voice in our hearts. Sitting meditation is based on one simple, universal principle: that sitting still is a source of wisdom.

The presenter, Sister Jane Comerford, CSJ, has taught methods of meditation to many people during her years of ministry as a spiritual director. She believes that “God calls us today to a deeper awareness of His presence in us and to a deeper consciousness; we are called to put on the mind of Christ.” Sitting in meditation can help us do that.

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – arrival; 9:30-11:30am workshop

Where: Bede’s Conference Room

Cost: Free

Please call 918-245-2734 or email us, osageforest@gmail.com

 

January 17th: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  918/798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.

 

 

January 10: Morning in the Forest®

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  Morning in the Forest®

“Where the  Whisper of God and the Desire of our Heart Meet!”

December 2014 MIF

 

Why not start the New Year by  coming to the Forest

 to experience Christian Contemplative Prayer

through silence and scripture, sayings, story and song

with our friend Barbara Schneeberg - a Center for Action and Contemplation Living School student; spiritual

companion; Contemplative Outreach Int’l commissioned presenter; Phillips Theological Seminary graduate  and

Benedictine Oblate.

 

Date/Time: Saturday, January 10, 8:30am  – 11:30am

Donation:  $20  with an additional $10 for lunch

Registration: Call 918/245-2734 or email osageforest@gmail.com

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.

 

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