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Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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June 2018

Refreshing Summer Solitude

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$525

This silent, directed retreat invites you to refresh your spirits and experience greater intimacy with God during days of rest and relaxation.  Through a daily private meeting with an experienced spiritual director who will listen deeply and attentively to your stories, you will allow God the hospitality of their attention. Daily Liturgy will help retreatants be attentive to their stories. Date & Time: Thurs., June 14 at 5pm to Thurs., June 21 at 11am (all meals included) Presenters: Nancy Erts,…

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Finding God in Nature

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$500

Nature is God’s first book of revelation. Throughout his teachings Jesus used images from nature to tell us who God is. This silent guided retreat will use these Scriptures to help us deepen our relationship to God through the natural world, of which we are a part. Date & Time: Sat., June 16 at 5pm to Thurs., June 21 at 11am (all meals included) Presenter: Mary Schneiders, OP Fee: $500  

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Yoga, Series G

June 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating until July 12, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. Includes: ✥ Postures to tone, stretch, and strengthen the body and relieve tension. ✥ Safe alignment techniques to ease and optimize the effects of the poses. ✥ Meditation and breathing exercises for calming, soothing, and reducing stress. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a blanket or two, a towel, and a mat.  Please eat lightly; no less than one hour before class. Series G: Six consecutive Thursday evenings, starting June 7 Date & Time: Thursdays, June…

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Sunset Qigong: Aligning Mind, Body, and Spirit with Universal Energy

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$15

"Qigong is a practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity"

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Summer Solstice Reiki Healing Circle

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$10

Summer Reiki Circle, Experience Reiki and invite Reiki Practictioners

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Writing Retreat with Paula D’Arcy: The Heart and Soul of the Writer

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$550

The Mariandale Center is pleased to welcome back author and inspiration Paula D'Arcy. Come together with others who love to write, whether you are skilled or a beginner. Contemplate your life through writing until the silenced voices begin to speak and you feel the power of words and the sound of your own voice. Writing practice will fill our days, and film will also be used. Required reading:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Date & Time: Wed., June…

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July 2018

A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation, and Creativity

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - July 9 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$450

This retreat will be an opportunity to go a little deeper into the spiritual life, as well as the writing life. Whether your writing is for personal journals or for publication, there are aspects we share as writers. This retreat is centered on the belief that when we leave behind the disruptions of our busy lives and gather in a supportive community, we make important breakthroughs in our daily life and in our writing. The retreat will reinforce the writer’s…

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Aqua Meditation

July 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 11, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$15

"Relax and unwind from your week as Pam Zicca guides you through an in water Aqua meditation, using music and movement"

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The Healing Circle: Relax, Restore, and Return to Balance

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

"When we meet in Circle, it is with the intention to hold everyone in a sacred space with the purpose of nurturing ourselves as part of a healthier humanity."

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Writing Tuesdays: A Series

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 12, 2018

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 15, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$30

Writing Tuesdays invite you to explore your creativity in response to prompts and examples of published works where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. This summer series, on the 2nd Tuesday in June, July and August, are two hour sessions. It helps to maintain a writer’s journal so you’ll always have material at hand. Bring a favorite pen and notebook to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. Bring lunch, if  you wish. Bring…

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Crafters’ and Quilters’ Retreat: Shades of Summer Days

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - July 15 @ 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$400

Join others creating items “made in the shade.” Quilters are invited to design fabric blocks with strips going from dark to light gradations of color. Those who paint, knit, or do needlepoint can adapt the movement from dark to light colors in their projects. Our morning and evening prayer will focus on the beauty of continuous passing through various stages of darkness to light on our spiritual journey.  Enjoy the pool, trails, benches, trees, labyrinth, flora , and fauna in…

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Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$15

"Qigong is a moving meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity"

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Forming Right Relationships with Self, Others, and God: A Retreat to Explore Meyers-Briggs and the Enneagram

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$425

Come discover how the Myers-Briggs Typology Inventory (MTBI) and Enneagram Personality theory reveal aspects of your unique personality as well as the forms of prayer you are attracted to, nurtured by, and challenged by, in your specific relationship with God and all other beings. On this semi-silent retreat, there will be also time to enjoy a daily liturgy, the outdoor pool, and sacred land walks. July 16, Monday evening: Opening ritual July 17, Tuesday: Discover aspects of your personality type…

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Yoga, Series H

July 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. Includes: ✥ Postures to tone, stretch, and strengthen the body and relieve tension. ✥ Safe alignment techniques to ease and optimize the effects of the poses. ✥ Meditation and breathing exercises for calming, soothing, and reducing stress. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a blanket or two, a towel, and a mat. Please eat lightly; no less than one hour before class. Series H: Thursday evenings, starting July 19 Date & Time: Thursdays, July 19 to…

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Boot Camp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One Day Retreat

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

"Unplug for the day-Boot Camp for the Soul"

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Directed Summer Retreat with Francis Gargani, CSsR and team

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - July 29 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$600

You are invited to spend a week of sacred silence as part of our July 22 to 29 Directed Retreat, with opportunity to meet with a spiritual director each day. There also will be opportunity for morning Tai Chi (simple stretching exercises), optional massage, evening night prayer, and daily Eucharist, all in the beautiful setting at Mariandale. Date & Time: Sun., July 22 at 5pm to Sun, July 29 at 11am (all meals included) Presenters: Francis Gargani, CSsR; Michael Connolly,…

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Yoga Series H

July 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

"Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment"

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Putting on the Consciousness of the Cosmic Christ

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - August 5 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$550

This retreat will invite us to enter the Consciousness of the Cosmic Christ through the lens of Teilhard de Chardin. We will explore the unfolding revelation of God who invites us with the conviction that we are mere sparks in an expanding universe leading creation to ultimate fulfillment in knowing our Oneness with Holy Mystery. We will affirm the traditions of our faith as we expand our vision. This retreat comprises conferences, periods of silence, dialog and shared reflection. Date…

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August 2018

Ecospirituality and Contemplative Activism

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$500

“How can we best live at this moment of ecological crisis without becoming overwhelmed? — Kritee-Kanko Spend quality time with soul friends who reverence God’s presence and action within all creation. You will be guided in understanding Earth and cosmos as God’s primary source of revelation, and explore the role of contemplative practice in our ecological discussions and activist efforts. Through this week we will engage with: the basic principles of eco-spirituality, various forms of personal group contemplative prayer, stories of…

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Summer Writing Workshop

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Let your writing illuminate the joy of summer as we consider nature’s abundance at Mariandale. Please bring a pen and notebook where we’ll have a chance to explore our relationship with nature through words, images, and possibilities. Dress comfortably and bring a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip in Mariandale’s pool following lunch. Date & Time: Wed., Aug. 8, from 11am to 3pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Karen Rippstein Fee: $50

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Spirituality on Film: The Realities of God’s Grace with Br. Michael Laratonda

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$525

This silent guided retreat will focus on two themes, intertwined: the ‘reality/ies of Grace’ and ‘film as both art and parable.’ Together we will reflect on the various aspects of ‘real Grace’ as experienced in our concrete daily lives – our own ‘lived stories’ alive with Grace. Morning presentations and evening film screenings will encourage us to pray with God’s movements in our lives, including through the power of the art of films as parables of Grace. Topics include: ✥…

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Meeting God Through Our Senses

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

"Rediscover the unique gifts God has given us through our five senses"

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A Retreat for Writing Our Relationship with Trees

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

" In this weekend retreat we will explore and strengthen our relationship with trees. We will slow down to listen to what these sacred beings can teach us."

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Writing Our Relationship with Trees: What This Can Teach Us About Ourselves and Living With in the Sacred

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$25

" I find in the forest spiritual mentors: legion and generous trees-No better nor more humble hosts than these" Cathey Capers

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September 2018

Writing Tuesdays

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$175

Writing Tuesdays invite you to explore your creativity in response to prompts and examples of published works where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. This series, held over six two-hour sessions on Tuesdays in September and October, encourages you to maintain a writer’s journal so you’ll always have material at hand. Bring a favorite pen and notebook to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. Bring lunch, if you wish. Date &…

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An Interfaith Dialogue at Mariandale

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$25

We will gather members from various religious traditions to celebrate and rejoice in our areas of common ground and to respect and understand our differences. We will discuss methods and avenues for mutual collaboration and establish prayers with and for each other. Date & Time: Sat., Sept. 15, from 10am to 3pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Fernando Camacho Fee: $25

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Poetry: Doorway to Prayer

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

This writing workshop invites you to explore nature as healer, nature as delight and nature as companion. Let the surroundings of Mariandale be your inspiration to paint words into a poetic rhythm of lyrical language. During the workshop, we’ll have writing prompts to explore the creative process as a spiritual path where you’ll be able to connect with your inner wisdom and the sacredness of solitude. Date & Time: Sat., Sept. 15, from 11am to 3:30pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter:…

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Boot Camp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One Day Retreat

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

"Unplug from the busyness of life-Boot camp for the Soul"

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Celebration of Autumnal Equinox

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$10

You’re invited to gather in praise of our abundant harvest of the gardens and the awe-inspiring cycle of the seasons. You’ll received a brief explanation of the equinox, visit our gardens, find natural symbols and ornaments, take an autumn Labyrinth prayer walk, and enjoy seasonal refreshments! More info on this event coming soon! Date & Time: Sunday, Sept. 22 from 3 to 5pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP and Sr. Bette Ann Jaster, OP $10 suggested donation per family

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Contemplative Formation Program: Awakening the Spiritual Heart 2018-2019

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - September 30 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$1990

Mariandale's Contemplative Formation Program provides a unique experiential and educational opportunity... This program is for those who yearn to live from a centered place amidst their daily busyness, the desire to bring the fruits of stillness into their ministries and works of justice, or wish to be with others who are serious about awakening to deeper consciousness and an interior life. Grounded in the richness of silence and Christian contemplative tradition, the program will invite participants into an exploration of their…

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October 2018

The Art of Well-Being: Poetry of Presence Weekend Retreat

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - October 14 @ 10:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$325

"We will explore the body as vessel for the poem and nature as springboard for writing poetry".

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November 2018

A Writing Workshop

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

"Let's explore deeper self-awareness and new outlets for creativity"

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Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Weekend Workshop

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

"PULSE is a dynamic, easy to learn, extremely effective technique that empowers you intentionally to create more or what you want in your life while at the same time helps you release what is blocking you"

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January 2019

To Pray Without Words

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

"Are you seeking new ways of praying, drawn by a voice within that calls you but is not clearly defined?"

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Boot Camp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One Day Retreat

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 9:30am

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

"Enjoy periods of light stretching and movement, contemplation, journaling, drawing, creating art, guided meditation and yoga nidra".

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February 2019

Mindfulness and Empowerment Pulse Workshop

February 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

"The Re-Creation lens helps you become the amazing person you were born to be"

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March 2019

Spring Writing Tuesdays

March 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2019

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$30

"Explore your creativity in response to prompts"

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Poetry: Doorway to Prayer

March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

"Explore nature as healer, nature as delight and nature as companion"

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May 2019

Spring Writing Tuesdays

May 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2019

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

"Explore your creativity in response to prompts"

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June 2019

Saturday Writing Workshop

June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Saturday Writing Workshop

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August 2019

Writing Summer Mid-Week Workshop

August 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Let your writing illuminate the joy of summer as we consider nature's abundance at Mariandale. Please bring a pen and notebook or journal where we'll have a chance to explore our relationship with nature through words, images, and possibilities. Dress comfortably and bring a swim suit if you'd like to take a dip in Mariandale's on-site pool following the program. Date & Time: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 11am to 3:30pm Fee: $50 (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Karen Rippstein REGISTER…

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