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Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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June 2017

Parables: Stories to Change Ourselves and the World

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$500

Jesus used storytelling in the form of parables to teach us about God's reign: what it means and how we are to live, and to help bring about God's reign in our world. The parables are meant to shake us out of our usual way of seeing things in order to help us see as God sees, to see ourselves, others, our world and life itself through God's eyes, so that we might be more effective in helping to bring…

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Refreshing Summer Solitude: Directed Retreat

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$500

This silent, directed retreat invites participants to refresh their spirits and experience greater intimacy with God with days of rest and relaxation. Through a daily private meeting with an experienced spiritual director who will listen deeply and help retreatants be attentive to their unique stories, retreatants will allow God the hospitality of their attention. Daily liturgy will be available. Time: Sun., June 25 at 5 pm through Sat., July 1 at 1 pm Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP; Judy Schiavo; Maureen…

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Meditation Wednesdays

June 28 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 12, 2017

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Free will donation

Meditation is an informal gathering aimed at supporting each person in their meditation practice. Beginners are welcome, as are individuals who have meditation experience. Meditation will begin promptly at 7 pm. Please arrive at 6:45 pm if instruction is needed. There are many ways to meditate, and each person is encouraged to try suggested instructions, and use the process that works best for them. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. At the end of each meditation, we will gather holding hands,…

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Contemplative Prayer Thursday

June 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, happening 52 times

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Each Thursday, from 11:30 am until noon, we gather as spiritual companions seeking God’s guidance. Come join us in prayer for peace, for yourself, for others, and for the world. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the main chapel.

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Pool Meditation

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 20, 2017

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$10

Thursday Evening Meditation by the Pool starting June 22nd for 5 sessions. Come meditate, bring a towel and bathing suit, take a dip in the pool for floating meditation or poolside, your choice. All meditators welcome, beginners or experienced. Donation $10 Presenter: Amy Reyer, PH.D. is a Mindfulness/Meditation Educator focusing on mindful living.

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July 2017

Patchwork and Prayers Ministry

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Free

Join local quilters eager to quilt for a cause. Stitched with prayer as well as thread, this act of kindness and compassion is given to an individual or cause chosen by the group. Beginning quilters can practice their skills and learn new techniques from more experienced quilters. Participants are invited to join in contemplative prayer at 11:30 am to pray for one another and for the recipients of their quilts. Facilitator: Donna Brunell Schedule: Thursdays, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.…

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Summer Quilters Retreat: Look Into Your Heart, and Jar Your Memory

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$425

All faithful crafters and quilters, both beginners and masters, come search your hearts and reflect on the values, treasures, mementoes you desire to preserve symbolically in a craft or quilt project. Quilters are invited to create a series of rectangular fabric blocks with a cloth jar in the middle, each one containing a symbolic keepsake. Our morning and evening prayer each day will be focused on the title theme. Participants may also enjoy time walking, sitting, or swimming on Mariandale's…

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Dances of Universal Peace

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 8, 2017

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Free will donation

The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) set scriptures and sacred phrases from the world’s spiritual traditions to music and movement. The Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath and sacred phrase. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is encouraged to join in. Participation, not presentation, is the focus. No special attire is required and dancers need not bring a partner. More information at DancesofUniversalPeace.org Time: Three Tuesdays over three months: June 6, July 11…

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Mindfulness: Building it Into Our Daily Lives

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2017

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$180

In this series of three Saturday mornings, you will learn the basics of  Mindfulness: what Mindfulness is, how we can incorporate it into our daily lives, and how to grow and benefit from our practice. Gathering together, we will explore Mindfulness in ways that will feed our souls. Through different mediums such as art, nature, music, and journaling, we will greet life challenges with conscious understanding, purpose, and peace within. Dates & Times: Saturday, July 15, 22, and 28 from…

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Finding Peace in a Turbulent World, with the Guidance of St. Francis of Assisi

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$475

Experience a very special connection, during this weeklong retreat, through the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Enjoy a week of reflection, exploration, talks, films, nature hikes, swimming, prayer, mass, and confession, with organic food and an exceptional dining experience. This week will include an exploration of the outdoor Labyrinth, arts classes, an environmental walk on the property, and swimming meditation, if you choose. You can experience Dancwes of Universal Peace, and our wellness services, such as Massage or Healing…

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Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Beauty-Sacred Beekeeping and Gardening

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$45

This one day program is a great opportunity for those who wish to connect with nature and experience a deep understanding of the world of honey bees and other pollinators. The day will be balanced between learning about the art and craft of beekeeping, plant and honey bee observation, and hands-on experience in our labyrinth and kitchen gardens. Learn some of the principles of planting for pollinators to attract a diversity of species. The workshop will include a mindful walk and…

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So You Think You Know Who You Are? Labyrinth, Myers-Briggs, and Enneagram Days

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - July 29 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$500

Embrace the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the Labyrinth Walk as an archetypical symbol of your life/spiritual journey. Explore how the Myers-Briggs Typology Inventory (MBTI) and Enneagram Personality Theory reveal aspects of your unique personality as well as the forms of prayer you are attracted to, nurtured and challenged by in your specific relationship with God and all other beings. On this semi-silent retreat there will also be time to enjoy a daily liturgy, the outdoor pool and sacred land.…

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August 2017

Summer Writing Workshop

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$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 and towel if you'd like to take a dip in Mariandale's  pool following lunch. Time: Wed., August 9 from 11 am to 3 pm Presenter: Karen Rippstein Fee: $50 (includes lunch)   REGISTER ONLINE

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Patchwork & Prayer Ministry

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Free

Join local quilters eager to quilt for a cause. Stitched with prayer as well as thread, this act of kindness and compassion is given to an individual or cause chosen by the group. Beginning quilters can practice their skills and learn new techniques from more experienced quilters. Participants are invited to join in contemplative prayer at 11:30 am to pray for one another and for the recipients of their quilts. Facilitator: Donna Brunell Schedule: Thursday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.…

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Sacred Images: Ignatian Prayer with Art

August 12 @ 9:00 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$25

Experience a guided meditation followed by private prayer, art activities, journaling. No art experience needed. We will look at images as symbols of the relationship with God, learn to relax in mind and body, and contemplate a scripture passage like St. Ignatius wrote in The Spiritual Exercises. There will be time for personal prayer through quiet time alone and expression with the arts. We will end with a review exercise for our time together. Presenter: Robert Gilroy, SJ Fee: $25;…

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On Care of Our Common Earth

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$525

“I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation that includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern, and affect us all.”  (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ encyclical) Join others in individual and communal reflection on Pope Francis’ letter to all people; focusing on the call to a new spirituality that enables us to think and act on behalf of the living Earth.…

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Haunted by God: Reflections on Film

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - August 26 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$550

This silent guided week will combine morning presentations on being ‘haunted by God’ with evening films that offer key insights through the visual art of storytelling (with open film discussion for those interested). Presentations will ‘touch back into’ themes in refreshed-revitalized ways in order to notice: “Where am I today?  What is God inviting me to now in my spiritual journey?” We will be invited to ‘pray anew’ with the God of Love who ‘haunts’ us (in the most profound…

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The Spiritual Directions

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$45

The Jewish Torah makes plain what is required of us with the two greatest commandments: first, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy), and second, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus). In this day of prayer and meditations in the outdoors of creation walking the grounds of Mariandale, we learn how to release the impediments that inhibit our connection with Yahweh, and…

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September 2017

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series, Part 2

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until April 14, 2018

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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Contemplative Formation

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - September 17 @ 1:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$1750

Mariandale’s successful and meaningful program returns for the fourth time, providing a unique experiential and educational opportunity… for all those who yearn to live from a centered place amidst their daily busy-ness and overextension in order to experience the fullness of the present; for those who desire to bring the fruits of stillness into their ministries and works of justice; and for those who wish to be in the company of others who are also serious about awakening to deeper…

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Catholic-Lutheran Unity Day: The Roots We Share

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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The Dominican Sisters of Hope and the Mariandale Center will host a celebration of Catholic-Lutheran Unity on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 9:30 to 3:30. This event honors the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the common threads shared by the Catholic and Lutheran faiths. Co-Presenters are Pastor Carol E. A. Fryer, Pastor and Spiritual Care and Church Relations at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY; and Reverend Trevor Nicholls, Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Saint Catharine Parish, Pelham, NY. The co-presenters will lead…

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October 2017

Aging Contemplatively: A Year Long, Six Session, Extended Retreat for Women

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 6:00pm

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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The years from middle age onward can be lived deeply and fruitfully. As we listen in a special way through these years of spiritual opportunity, to the natural processes occurring in our bodies, hearts, energy and intuition, we hear the invitation to move forward gently, gracefully and contemplatively, embracing all that our God might be extending to us. This year-long contemplative program, an offshoot of Mariandale’s popular Contemplative Formation Program, will be comprised of six overnight gatherings: from Thursday dinner…

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Silent Auction, Quilt Show and Sale to Benefit Mariandale

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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Find something special for the holidays at our silent auction and quilt sale to benefit Mariandale. Featuring trips, event tickets, jewelry, handmade sweaters, crafts, pampering services, artwork, hand knitted items, and more. Join us for festive fun, laughs, comradery and refreshements. Mariandale quilters will display their craft and offer quilts for sale in the Evergreen Room. Sacred Threads Quilters special themed exhibit of "Hope" will be displayed in the Chapel. Silent auction preview and auction and refreshments in the Dining Hall. Admission:…

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Environmental Activism for the Long Haul: The Energizing Vision of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$20

Religious Organizations Along the River (ROAR) will hold a convocation at the Mariandale Center on Wednesday, October 25, from 9 am to 2 pm. Lunch is included. Join other environmental activists in exploring the inner sources of hope and strength that will empower us in the struggle for a sustainable human presence on Earth.  The day will include a keynote presentation, a panel of environmental activists from the Hudson valley, time for reflection, networking, and sharing the work of your…

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A Jungian-Christian Response to our Political Chaos

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 11, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on February 17, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$55

A series of four Saturday programs with Don Bisson, FMS, at Mariandale Center. Topics and Dates in 2017: October 28, 2017:  A Socially Induced Dark Night of the Soul Responding to the deeply felt spiritual ennui since the election, this Jungian- Christian workshop will attempt to address the roots of the trauma and the potential for healing. We need to come together to study, pray, form community and act to transform the darkness. November 11, 2017 (Veterans Day):  Jung, Politics,…

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January 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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February 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

February 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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March 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

March 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

March 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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April 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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$250

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student…

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