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Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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April 2018

Writing Tuesdays: A Series

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 1, 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 through February, March, April, and May, helps you 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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Yoga for Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Balance: Series F

April 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

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 F: Six consecutive Thursday evenings, starting April 26 Date…

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Photography and Meditation

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

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

Photography and Meditation is a workshop designed to cultivate mindful awareness, stimulate the senses, and open channels to seeing anew. Bringing the integration of meditation and the arts, Joy Baum will facilitate an ever expanding vision that will open your hearts to the compassion within and your mind’s’ eye to the beauty surrounding us all. The workshop will include both indoor and outdoor space incorporating the natural habitats, surrounding views and magnificent setting. Special equipment is not required, any digital…

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May 2018

Reflection/Discussion Series: Becoming a Spiritual ‘Midwife’

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2018

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

Join Nancy Erts, OP, and others in reading Joyce Rupp’s Essential Writings wherein she encourages us to bring forth our spirituality into the light of our daily lives. Participants will reflect upon, discuss and strive to integrate various themes Joyce conveys in excerpts from her numerous books. Topics include: paths to personal growth, ways to soften our hearts, letting go, moving through losses and sorrows, sharing God’s promise, sacred teachings about Sophia Wisdom and connections that bind us to Earth…

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Dances of Universal Peace

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 1, 2018

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

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…

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Social Justice: A Global View – Presented by Kathy Kelly of “Voices for Creative Nonviolence”

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

Join Kathy Kelly and her colleagues from "Voices for Creative Nonviolence" for a conversation on how you can make a difference.

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Women Bearing Gifts-FULL

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - May 6 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$140

This retreat is closed for registration. You are invited to a women’s weekend experience of: prayer, holistic modalities, relaxation and sharing. Give yourself a gift of a weekend.  Explore unique opportunities to know and claim your individual giftedness. Be renewed in a peaceful environment on the banks of the Hudson River. Celebrate springtime with other women who desire to find new life and become their own unique gifts. Date & Time: Fri., May 4 at 5pm to Sun., May 6…

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PULSE Mindfulness Manifestation Empowerment Workshop

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

"PULSE can be used to create a life partner, financial abundance, better health or whatever you desire".

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Mary, Model of Feminine Spirituality

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

“ Mary is a woman who grew up with a strong will, courage, and compassion which led her to receive God’s Spirit in an open and terrifying way.” — PATTI RIPIKOF Spend a day relating to and with Mary on a human to human basis. Discover why Mary being the mother of Jesus is not as significant as her being his first disciple. Mary was gifted by God with the fullness of grace and allowed God free reign within her…

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

May 14 @ 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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The Work of Byron Katie: A Journey of the Heart

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - May 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$250

We all want to be happier, relaxed and enjoy more success in our lives.  We would love to be free of judgement, and have smooth relationships with friends and family and partners. What keeps us from consistently having these experiences? Why does it all seem so hard at times?  This retreat, based on the Work of Byron Katie, will teach you how to end your own suffering. As you are guided through the powerful process of inquiry known as the…

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Mind the Gap through Life’s Transitions

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

"Mind the Gap-no longer...not yet"

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Nature-Inspired Laughter, Movement and Expression Workshop

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$35

"A 2-Hour Nature-Inspired Adventure Of Laughter, Movement And Expression Sure To Make You Forget Your Troubles And Increase Your Health and Joy".

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June 2018

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

June 1 @ 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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Saturday Writing Workshop: Landscape as Inspiration

June 2 @ 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: Sat., June 2 from 11am to 3:30pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Karen Rippstein Fee: $50

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Faithful Companion: Meeting Mary as We Age

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

Though we do not know Mary’s age when she died, we can relate to her past her childbearing years, into mid-life and beyond. How might the concerns we face as we age (limitations, diminishment, deeper surrendering, greater freedom), etc. been her concerns too? We will take this retreat time to ponder and tend the fullness of Mary’s life in order to embrace the complexities and wholeness of our own. This silent, preached/directed retreat will include a morning conference, as well…

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Artists’ Contemplative Retreat, with Rose Petronella

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$450

This semi-silent week will provide professional and amateur artists of any kind — poet, painter, sculptor, playwright, photographer — the opportunity of time, space, and contemplative atmosphere, to do their own work, allowing the creative spirit to emerge. The beautiful, peaceful grounds of Mariandale inspire and nurture creativity. Participants can spend the day pursuing their art, and come together for meals, shared reflection, and creative support. Participants need to have an identified medium, bring their own materials, and be able…

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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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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$35

This yearly series explores the many similarities between these two traditions. We will review many of the teachings of Jesus and the Buddha and discuss the way of the Saint and the way of the Bodhisattva. Date & Time: Sat., June 16 from 10am to 2pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Fernando Camacho Fee: $35

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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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Summer Solstice

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer.  You’re invited to gather in praise of our lovely grounds and the awe-inspiring cycle of the seasons. You’ll received a brief explanation of the Solstice, visit our gardens, find natural symbols and ornaments, take a Labyrinth prayer walk, and enjoy seasonal refreshments! More info on this event will be available on our website soon! Date & Time: Thurs., June 21 Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP Fee:…

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Mary: Model of Spiritual Liberation and Justice

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - June 24 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

Mary, Mother of God, through her magnificat, revolutionizes the world with her son Jesus. The retreat will be a silent, guided retreat with the images of Mary as Compassion, Mercy, Black Madonna, Liberator of the Poor, Queen of Peace and inspiration for transformation. Date & Time: Thurs., June 21 at 5pm to Sun., June 24 at 11am (all meals included) Presenter: Don Bisson, FMS Fee: $350

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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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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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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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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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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. Participants 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,…

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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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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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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

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

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. Grounding participants in silence, the program explores contemplative practices, encourages a deepened appreciation of one’s own faith tradition and provides a community of contemplatives with which to journey. Dates &…

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