Loading Events

← Back to Events

The Mariandale Center

+ Google Map
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
914-941-4455 www.mariandale.org

August 2018

Spirituality on Film: The Realities of God’s Grace

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 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: ✥…

Find out more »

Writing Tuesdays: A Series

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Aqua Meditation

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 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"

Find out more »

Sunday Morning Qigong

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 27, 2018

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

"Summer Qigong on the grounds of Mariandale"

Find out more »

Natural Life Business and Spotlight Networking Event

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

"Join us to learn, to netwo4rk, and to enjoy this no pressure evening with like-minded professionals"

Find out more »

The Art of Trees – Artist’s Reception

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

"These paintings are a result of watching light patterns form. The light found its' way through the trees onto the forest floor. These mesmerizing patches of light shine through the dark green of the woods and create a spiritual experience amongst the trees".

Find out more »

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"

Find out more »

Adolescent Survival Guide: Series One: Build Your Best Day

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

"Games, Activities & Insights sending them off at the end of the day with their best strengths of what they build"

Find out more »

A Retreat: Writing Our Relationship with Trees: What This Can Teach Us About Ourselves

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."

Find out more »

A Public Talk: Writing Our Relationship with Trees

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

Writing Our Relationship with Trees: What This Can Teach Us About Ourselves and Living Within the Sacred “In our workaday world, we are no longer present to the natural world in any manner. We no longer see trees as other beings to commune with. We are not taught to make that connection, not encouraged to speak of trees this way”.~ Thomas Berry on Our Broken Connection to the Natural World This public talk by John Cox, at 7 pm on Fri., Aug.…

Find out more »

September 2018

September Writing Tuesdays

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 18, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$90

"Shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings".

Find out more »

Dances of Universal Peace

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song and story. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

Thursday Yoga, Series A

September 6 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating until October 12, 2018

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

Our popular year-round Thursday evening yoga sessions help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment.  This course 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. Date &…

Find out more »

Four Heavenly Abodes: Workshop Series

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

"these practices are the very nature of an enlightened person"

Find out more »

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

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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."

Find out more »

Reflection/Discuss Series: Living Our Spiritual Freedom

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Join us for a stimulating reflection and discussion group, based on the book Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister.  Participants will discover practical ways to acknowledge faults, seek wisdom (not simply facts), listen deeply, and reflect before speaking to create respectful, loving relationships.  We will read two and a half chapters each month, and then gather to pray, glean insights, question how content connects with out lives, and support each other through faith…

Find out more »

Contemplative Candlelight Meditation

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2018

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

"This is a quiet and reflective opportunity to pray with your body in a most holy and sacred space"

Find out more »

An Interfaith Dialogue at Mariandale

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

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 2pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Fernando Camacho Fee: $40 About the Presenter: FERNANDO CAMACHO, MD is an ordained lay Buddhist priest of the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group…

Find out more »

Photography and Meditation 1

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
This is a three (3) part workshop sereis Saturday from 10am-12noon
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$30

"The workshop will cultivate mindful awareness, stimulate the senses and open channels to seeing anew".

Find out more »

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

"Let the surroundings of Mariandale by your inspiration to paint words into a poetic rhythm of lyrical language".

Find out more »

Bootcamp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One-Day Workshop

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 26, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on March 30, 2019 at 9:30am

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

Join us for this art and yoga experiential retreat to restore and tend to your soul. This retreat is designed to provide you with an uninterruptible space to unplug from the “busyness” of life and reconnect with yourself and God.  Enjoy periods of light stretching and movement, contemplation, journaling, drawing, creating art, guided meditation, and yoga nidra. We’ll experience periods of silence to create the space to empty your mind of incessant chatter and relax the nervous system. Enjoy a…

Find out more »

TreeHuggers Ball at Mariandale

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

Join us on September 23, at 4:30pm for the first Mariandale TreeHuggers Ball, as we celebrate trees at Mariandale and across the world in all their strength, beauty, and splendor. This reception will take place in the Mariandale Center's lovely courtyard with a Hudson River view, and end with an optional twilight, candle-lit Labyrinth walk. Live Music and More The Treehuggers Ball features live music by Wind and the Why, an NYC-based indie folk band featuring Therese Anderberg and Emily Casey.…

Find out more »

Thursday Scripture Study

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

This weekly scripture study group will analyze and reflect on the scriptures to discover new ways of applying scripture to our daily lives.  Join Sr. Patricia as she guides us through Sunday to Sunday, published by the Sisters of St. Joseph.  The Fee includes all materials. Date & Time:Thursdays, Sept. 27 to June 13, from 10 to 11:15am Presenter: Patricia Peters, OP Fee: $55 (includes materials) REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

October 2018

Dances of Universal Peace

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song and story. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

The Alchemy of Memoir

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

"Envision the difference your book can make".

Find out more »

Political Chaos Continues: Holy Impatience: A Call to Resistance

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

Patience may be a virtue, but there are times when impatience at injustice and cruelty to the oppressed must be actively resisted. This workshop will look at holy impatience and the saints who sacrificed their lives in confrontation to collective evil. Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 6, from 10am to 3:30pm Presenter: Don Bisson Fee: $60 About the Presenter:

Find out more »

Resilience for Caregivers

October 7 @ 9:30 am - October 8 @ 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
This is a two consecutive day retreat
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$120

" We will experientially explore contemplative strategies and methods to alleviate stress"

Find out more »

Group Spiritual Direction: Holy Listening for Women

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$190

Do you sense the need to pray and share with others about your spiritual life on a regular basis? Group Spiritual Direction is a form of spiritual companionship where four or five people meet once a month with a facilitator to focus on discerning and articulating God’s presence in daily life, and to engage in the process of deep listening to God, self, and others. Join others who seek a greater awareness of God in all of life. Choose one…

Find out more »

Fall Crafters’ and Quilters’ Retreat

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$225

Hungry Caterpillar Book and Quilt Life in the fast lane and multi-tasking leads to many UFOs: “unfinished objects” and projects. Slow down for a weekend and work on completing crafts or quilts in a supportive, friendly, creative environment. We will work, relax, play, and pray, knowing all creation is in a process of evolving toward wholeness. Please bring your own basic equipment to complete your project. Newcomers are welcome. Date & Time: Fri., Oct. 12, at 3pm through Sun., Oct.…

Find out more »

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".

Find out more »

Contemplative Singles

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Join other faith-based singles as we explore God’s desire for each of us and discuss our call to action in the ministry of single life. Begin a new chapter of your blessed history through reflective presentations and faith-sharing. All ages are welcome. Date & Time: Sun., Oct. 14, and March 24, from 10am to 3pm Presenter: Joan McGovern Fee: $50 per session REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

October Writing Tuesdays

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
$90

"Shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings".

Find out more »

Aging Contemplatively: Spiritual Book Discussion

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

So much can be explored about the aging process, especially in light of our faith journeys: our attempts to let go or surrender, our further discernment of how to spend my days, our call to deeper interior living.  Come and speak with others who are interested in diving deep into some current and classic works by spiritual thinkers. This discussion is open to those 55 years and older. Each 90-minute session will end over lunch, for further dialogue. You may…

Find out more »

Thursday Yoga, Series B

October 18 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Our popular year-round Thursday evening yoga sessions help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. This course 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…

Find out more »

Connecting Prayer with Personality

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

Learn more about yourself and spend an adventurous day discovering how the Myers-Briggs Typology Inventory® can help you gain insight into some of your basic personality traits. We will learn how these traits influence the form of prayer that you’re attracted to, nurtured by, and challenged by. We will reflect on input, share questions and new understandings, and spend time practicing the prayer form that facilitates our personal spiritual growth. Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 20, from 10am to 3:30pm…

Find out more »

The Slow Work of Forgiveness

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

True forgiveness does not come easily because it always involves a betrayal that must be acknowledged. It is often a long, slow, and courageous process that involves deep suffering that can tap into our original wounds. Not to attempt the process, however, is to deny ourselves an enormous spiritual opportunity for grace and healing. Come and explore the many faces of forgiveness, what forgiveness is not, and the spiraling steps of the process. As Indira Gandhi has told us, “Forgiveness…

Find out more »

Snapshots of Our Lives: Poetry Memoir Workshop

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

Absorb the magnetic power of Mariandale’s meditative space and allow yourself uninterrupted time to bring memories to the page. We will meet and open creative channels through readings, discussions on craft, and free writing. Writers are invited to share favorite poems or stories if they desire. Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 27, from 10am to 3:30pm Presenter: Ann van Buren Fee: $55 REGISTER NOW  

Find out more »

Writing Myself: Our Family Immigration Stories

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$80

The earliest evidence of humankind indicates that we are a migratory species. Native Americans would often move from summer camps to more protected places in the winter, and most indigenous people were forced to move away from their tribal grounds.  Later arrivals in the US came from every continent to make a home here. What is your family immigration story? Whether you are newly arrived in this country or have been here for generations, this workshop is a place for…

Find out more »

Care of Mind, Body, and Spirit for the Caregiver

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$45

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” — MARK 6:31 Being a caregiver to one with physical, mental, or emotional illness is a tremendous stressor. It may cause irritability, hopelessness, anxiety, and even physical illness. Self-care techniques in a small group setting may offer healing, self-awareness, hope, and a sense of well-being. The science of Mind-Body Medicine will be introduced, techniques will be practiced together, and self-reflection will be encouraged. Confidential sharing is optional.…

Find out more »

November 2018

A Writer’s Oasis Weekend

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 4 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

People write for three main reasons: for personal journals, for specific audiences/business presentations, and for publication. This retreat is open to writers of every genre, with an emphasis on non-fiction and memoir. Sharpen writing skills, attend daily workshops, relax with secluded views of mountains and river, enjoy meals and plenty of breaks, and be energized by the support and guidance. For those interested, there’ll be an overview of the publication process. Enjoy the solitude and time. Date & Time: Thurs.,…

Find out more »

Labyrinth Prayer Walk Celebrating All Saints and All Souls

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

Join us to remember and celebrate the shining ones who came before us. We will celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day, and enjoy discussion, reflection, and a Labyrinth Walk. Date & Time: Sat., Nov. 3, from 1:30 to 3:30pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP Fee: Free will donation REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

The Art of Well-Being Series

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

"Well-being is a skill that can be learned and cultivated"

Find out more »

An Autumn 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"

Find out more »

Spirituality on Film

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$475

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: ✥…

Find out more »

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
$325

"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"

Find out more »

December 2018

Evolving Gift of Incarnation

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

As we prepare for the celebration of Advent and Christmas, gather with others who desire to develop a genuine, consistent sense of gratitude for “God with us” always in all ways. Participants can increase their level of conscious awareness of God’s presence and graciousness by way of brief presentations, discussion, guided meditation, and faith sharing. Date & Time: Sat., Dec. 1, from 10am to 3:30pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP Fee: $55 REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Dances of Universal Peace

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song, and story.  The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

Advent Taize Prayer

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

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

Join us at an ecumenical evening prayer service modeled upon those designed by the inter-denominational Christian community of Taize, France. These sacred candlelight services include beautiful seasonal chants and songs and the reading of a psalm and gospel passage, followed by a generous time of silence for personal reflection, prayer of intercession for global needs, and closing prayer. Date & Time: Three consecutive Wednesdays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19, from 7 to 8pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP and Linda Rivers,…

Find out more »

Thursday Yoga, Series C

December 6 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Our popular year-round Thursday evening yoga sessions help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. This course 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…

Find out more »

Political Chaos Continues: Christ the Refugee

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

In today’s climate of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee rhetoric, we remember that the Holy Family were refugees in search of safety from violence for the Christ child. This Advent, let us meditate on the Christ child as refugee and apply this to our world today. Date & Time: Sat., Dec. 8, from 10am to 3:30pm Presenter: Don Bisson Fee: $60 REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Writing: A Day-Long Retreat

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

Are you juggling multiple interests and issues? Do you wish for a full day just for yourself from morning until early evening? This full-day retreat will offer time for personal reflection, two relaxed writing workshops, time for journaling, walks on the paths, sharing of work, and plenty of breaks. Enjoy, in quiet and peaceful surroundings, a time for rest and rejuvenation. Whether you are an experienced writer, just beginning a journal, or simply want to relax and listen to the…

Find out more »

Celebration of Winter Solstice

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

The Winter Solstice is deeply rooted in our ancient history, signifying the return of the sun and a reverence for nature. Elements and symbols of the Winter Solstice overlap and recur in almost every known religion.  Come celebrate the connection between the Winter Solstice, “shortest time of daylight,” and the coming of Jesus, “Light of the world.” You will hear stories of solstice rituals, poems, songs, dances and decor and how they were adapted for the Christmas Season. We will…

Find out more »

January 2019

Dances of Universal Peace

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song, and story.  The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

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?"

Find out more »

Praying without Words

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Do you find yourself unable to pray in the ways you were used to?  Are you seeking new ways of praying, drawn by a voice within that calls you but is not clearly defined? St. Paul assures us that when we do not know how to pray, the Spirit prays for us (Romans 8). This day of reflection is an invitation to enter the temple of ourselves and in simple, concrete ways express the prayer of our hearts. Date &…

Find out more »

The Empowered Woman: Mind, Body Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 17, 2019

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$25

"Integrated mind body approach to breast cancer prevention"

Find out more »

Introduction to Zen

January 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

What is Zen? How can I apply Zen to my spiritual life? Join us in this Monday series as we review traditional Zen teachings, learn its rich history, become acquainted with some of the great Zen teachers, and understanding its impact on Western spirituality. Date & Time: Four Mondays: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, April 8, from 10am to 2pm Presenter: Fernando Camacho, Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong Fee: $40 per session REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Care of Mind, Body, and Spirit for the Al-Anon, Nar-Anon Journey

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$45

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” — MARK 6:31 Stress relief through Mind-Body Medicine and spirituality offer additional tools for a healthy life, while following the 12 steps with Al-Anon or Nar-Anon. This is not a self-help group and does not replace one’s 12 step meetings and work. Self-care techniques in a small group setting may offer healing, self-awareness, hope, and a sense of well-being. You will be introduced to the science of…

Find out more »

Creating a Prayer Space in Your Home

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

“We label the rooms of our homes by what we do in them–dining, entertaining, sleeping. Do we have spaces in our homes to just be in them?” — SARAH R. BEACH Spend a day learning to create a prayer and meditation contemplation space dedicated to silence and stillness. Participants will determine the purpose and location of the space, explore a variety of ways to decorate, and choose items to make the space sacred private or visible. Before departing, we will…

Find out more »

Thursday Yoga, Series D

January 24, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Our popular year-round Thursday evening yoga sessions help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. This course 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…

Find out more »

Writing: A Day-Long Retreat

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

Are you juggling multiple interests and issues? Do you wish for a full day just for yourself from morning until early evening? This full-day retreat will offer time for personal reflection, two relaxed writing workshops, time for journaling, walks on the paths, sharing of work, and plenty of breaks. Enjoy, in quiet and peaceful surroundings, a time for rest and rejuvenation. Whether you are an experienced writer, just beginning a journal, or simply want to relax and listen to the…

Find out more »

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"

Find out more »

Reflection/Discussion Series: Living Compassionately

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

“Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging.” — JOYCE RUPP Join others in reading Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp and engage in a monthly five-session process that inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission for his disciples. This book will help you build your relational skills, learn self-care, gain wisdom for incorporating loss and suffering into your active life, and find ways to give and receive compassion in all your…

Find out more »

Dances of Universal Peace

February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$20

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song, and story.  The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

Enneagram Day: Circle of Self Knowledge

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

Spend an illuminating day experiencing how the Enneagram, an ancient  spiritual tool, can help move us toward becoming our better selves.  Once we identify our primary personality type on the Enneagram circle, we can practice ways of praying that enable us to transform our weaknesses into strengths and limitations into gifts. Date & Time: Sat., Feb. 16, from 10am to 3:30pm Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP Fee: $55 REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Meeting Christ in Prayer

February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$120

This is a consecutive three-day workshop for retreatants to grow in relationship with Christ by experiencing His love through Scripture and sharing with each other. The sessions will focus on: Plan of God in my life; Early life of Jesus; Jesus’ Public Ministry; Passion and Death of Christ; The Risen Christ; Doing the work of Christ; and Celebrating the Journey with Christ.  Individuals may be familiar with the 19th Annotation, which is a 30- day retreat of the Ignation Spiritual…

Find out more »

March 2019

Discover Your Power Within: Shine On! With Kacey

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

Women of all ages become joyfully reacquainted with the true powers that lie within them during this rich and soulful weekend. Through reflection, introspection, stories, and music, we will journey together to recover our strongest selves as we release the limiting ideas that cloud our glory. Fun and fellowship will find us launching lanterns of intentions into the evening sky. A healing circle will seal our new intentions, directions, and friendships. Date & Time: Fri., March 1, at 5pm through…

Find out more »

Political Chaos Series Continues:The Gospels: Journey toward the Common Good

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

The gospels draw us to go beyond my own personal needs and ask the question of the larger good of society. In an age of secular narcissism, how do we recapture the gospel mandate to the poor and marginalized in the gospel of justice? The day will have input, dialogue, and challenge to action. Date & Time: Sat., March 2, from 10am to 3:30pm Presenter: Don Bisson Fee: $60 REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Spring Writing Tuesdays

March 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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"

Find out more »

Dances of Universal Peace

March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together: at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of sacred movement, song, and story.  The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to…

Find out more »

Aging Contemplatively: Spiritual Book Discussion

March 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 3, 2019 at 10:30am

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

So much can be explored about the aging process, especially in light of our faith journeys: our attempts to let go or surrender, our further discernment of how to spend my days, our call to deeper interior living.  Come and converse with others who are interested in diving deep into some current and classic works by spiritual thinkers. This discussion is open to those 55 years and older. Each hour and a half session will end over lunch, if you…

Find out more »

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

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

Join us at an Ecumenical Evening Prayer service modeled upon those designed by the interdenominational Christian community of Taize, France. These sacred candlelight services include beautiful seasonal chants and songs, and the reading of psalms and Gospel passages, followed by a generous time of silence for personal reflection, prayers of intercession for global needs, and closing prayer. Date & Time: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, & April 3, 10 and 17, from 7 to 8pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP…

Find out more »

Writing Weekend to Care for the Soul

March 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - March 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

Do you wish for a weekend just for yourself? This weekend writing retreat will offer time for personal reflection, two relaxed writing workshops, time for journaling, walks, and sharing of work. Enjoy, in quiet and peaceful surroundings, a time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you are an experienced writer, just beginning a journal, or simply want to relax and listen to the work of other writers, this retreat is a gift to self. Bring your laptop, or a notebook…

Find out more »

Thursday Yoga, Series E

March 7, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Our popular year-round Thursday evening yoga sessions help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment. This course 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…

Find out more »

Lenten Luncheon Series: Love Changes Everything

March 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
(series)
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Come to our popular five-part Lenten Luncheon series this year, and be nourished each week, body and soul: first with prayer, followed by a simple lunch of soup, bread, salad, dessert, and a beverage. A loving Lenten presentation will follow lunch. The schedule for each Wednesday will be: 11:30am check-in; 11:45am midday prayer in the Chapel; 12pm lunch in the River Room; and a 12:45pm presentation. The schedule of presenters and topics will be announced. Date & Time: Wednesdays, March…

Find out more »

Exploring Epiphany through Poetry and Poem-Making Weekend Retreat

March 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

This moment of surprising yourself with your own words, or of being surprised by the poems of others, is at the heart of poetry as epiphany.  This experience of creative insight helps you to recognize in yourself a deeper, more resonant voice that has been discouraged, hidden away, or perhaps is yet to be discovered or rediscovered!  Please join us in this weekend retreat as we explore the breadth and depth of “epiphany” which comes from the Greek “epiphaneia,” meaning…

Find out more »

Exploring Epiphany through Poetry and Poem-Making Workshop

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$25

Join John Fox for a public talk, conversation, and mini-workshop on Exploring Epiphany. Dates & Time: Fri., March 15, from 7 to 9:30pm Presenter: John Fox Fee: $25 REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Celebrate the Beginning of Sacred Spring

March 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

Welcome Spring at Mariandale with an intergenerational group gathering! Participants will become acquainted with the meaning of the Equinox, plant indoor starter seeds, and take a Labyrinth prayer walk to stir and nurture life-giving energy within ourselves and nature. We will share our insights, feelings, and light refreshments before departure. Date & Time: Wed., March 20, from 4:30 to 6:30pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP and Bette Ann Jaster, OP Fee: Free will offering REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Spring Crafters’ and Quilters’ Retreat: Springtime Prints

March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$225

Dalmatians Quilt Creative humans arise from winter solitude and join other in celebrating the arrival of lively spring. Participants will use various spring-patterned prints to create the illusion of a village street on a simple lap quilt, painting or weavings. We will pray, stitch, and play with fervor and get our projects done by Easter. Instructions and patterns for quilters will be sent upon registration.  Participants are expected to bring tools needed to complete your project. Date & Time: Fri.,…

Find out more »

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
$60

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

Find out more »

May 2019

Spring Writing Tuesdays

May 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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"

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Newsletter Signup

Stay connected with the latest news and happenings by joining our email newsletter list.