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Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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December 2017

Advent Taize

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

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

Join us in this ecumenical evening prayer service, modeled upon those designed by the interdenominational Christian community of Taize, France. These sacred candlelight readings include beautiful seasonal chants, sacred services, generous time of silence for personal reflection, and prayers of intercession. Date & Time: Wednesday evenings during Advent: Dec. 6, 13, and 20 at 7 pm Prayer leaders: Nancy Erts, OP, and Linda Rivers, OP Fee: Free Will Donation; no registration necessary

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Patchwork and Prayers Ministry

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2017

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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. Coordinator: Donna Brunell Date & Time: 9:30 am to 4:30…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series: Exploring Further

December 16 @ 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

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Qigong: Deepening Your Practice

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

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

Qigong workshop for anyone interested in deepening their practice. This is a four (4) part series led by David Nahon. Each session will build on the practices learned in the proceeding sessions. The Qigong practices will help you learn how to open energy channels within the body through simple low impact meditative movements to improve overall health and vitality. Must commit to the series as each newly learned movement will build on the next as you learn to deepen your…

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice Outdoors and Indoors!

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

Come celebrate the connection between the Winter Solstice, “the shortest time of daylight,” and the coming of Jesus, “Light of the world.” You'll hear stories of solstice rituals, poems, songs, dances, and décor, and how they were adapted for the Christmas season. Take a moon and candle-lit prayer walk to the Labyrinth and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 pm Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP, and others Fee: Free Will Donation While this program is free, we…

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Christmas Holidays

December 24 - December 26
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

The Mariandale Center is closed from Saturday, December 24  through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.  We will be open on Tuesday, December 27.  

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New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2017 - January 2, 2018
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

The Mariandale Center is closed on January 1 and 2 for the New Year's Holiday.

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January 2018

Dances of Universal Peace

January 2, 2018 @ 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 February 7, 2018

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

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. Learn more information at DancesofUniversalPeace.org. Date & Time: First Tuesday of January,…

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Cultivate a Healthy Mind through Meditation: A Three-Part Series

January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, happening 3 times

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

Discover how meditation can help you to create a flourishing mind and life. This workshop series presents new ways of approaching mental and emotional well-being, based on emerging research about the minds of long-term meditators.

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Knitting as a Spiritual Practice

January 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

The divine touches us in many ways through the practice of this age-old craft. It may be a memory of the hands that taught you, the meditative movement of the needles, the joyful anticipation of giving a gift crafted with love or the sense of community we find with other knitters. We will look at the many ways God moves in the work of our hands and or hearts by sharing experiences praying together, and exploring new ideas. Bring yarn and needles or…

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Canceled-The Wardrobe of the Past

January 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

Take a trip back into the magical wardrobe of the past to doorways of the future! Come and enjoy a day of self-discovery as you weave a story of your memories through the clothes and accessories that have influenced you at different points in your life. We will use music, guided meditation, mindfulness, dialogue, drawing, colors, and writing reflection as tools to unfold the tapestry of our lives.' Date & Time: Sunday, Jan. 7, from 10 am to 3 pm Presenter:…

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Burrowing Deep in the Likeness of Mary: A Winter’s Retreat

January 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

In the midst of winter, when much of creation burrows deeply to rest and gain strength for the next season of life, accept the invitation to burrow deep in the heart of God. Gentle quiet will frame these days and include time for prayer, rest, and refreshment of your spirit, as well as individual meetings with a spiritual director. Date & Time: Thursday, Jan. 11 at 5 pm to Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1 pm Presenters/Spiritual Directors: Gaynell Cronin, Nancy…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Yoga for Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Balance: Series D

January 25, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

Series D, Six consecutive Thursday evenings: Jan. 25 to March 1, 2018 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…

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Life Writing/Memoir: A Weekend Writing Retreat

January 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$225

Whether your writing is for personal journals or for publication, there are aspects we share as writers. This weekend writing retreat, with a focus on creative non-fiction and fiction, 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 writing. This weekend is for everyone, and for those who have been on previous retreats, the weekend will be an opportunity to go…

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February 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

February 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Reflection/Discussion Series: Becoming a Spiritual ‘Midwife’

February 6, 2018 @ 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 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 and the Cosmos. Date…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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A Jungian-Christian Response to our Political Chaos

February 17, 2018 @ 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

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$60

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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Lenten Luncheon Series: Nurturing Our Responsibility to Co-create God’s Kingdom

February 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until March 21, 2018

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

Come to our popular 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 nourishing presentation will follow lunch. The schedule of presenters and topic are as follows: February 21: Awakening the Prophet Within, Judy Schiavo February 28: The Rag Coat, Gaynell Cronin March 7: God’s Call to Think Globally and Act Locally, Martha LaVallee March 14: Advocating for Children…

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Lenten Taize Prayer

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 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, 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. Dates & Time: Five consecutive Wednesdays from Feb. 21 to March 28, from 7 to 8pm Facilitator: Nancy Erts, OP and Linda Rivers, OP…

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Crafters and Quilters Retreat: Prepare for the Spring Fanfare

February 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$225

Calling all crafters and quilters to start an early spring cleaning! Gather your paints, yarn, and fabric scraps. Use them to create a simple colorful fan, quilt, wall-hanging, table runner, weaving, or painting to celebrate the coming of Spring. We will pray, work, and play in sync with the season. Participants are asked to bring the tools required for your project. Patterns for quilters will be sent to you upon registration. Date & Time: Friday, Feb. 23 at 3pm to…

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Writing Our Path to Peace

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

Allow nature and sacred space to hold your thoughts as you write your own path to inner peace. Use writing prompts to help you create a poem, journal entry, or another collage of words. Put your feelings on the page and transform them, in a supportive atmosphere, as we employ the power of language to cast our future in a new light. Date & Time: Sat., Feb. 24, from 10am to 3:30pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Ann van Buren Fee:…

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Writing Tuesdays: A Series

February 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 13, 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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March 2018

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

March 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Celtic Spirituality:  Beauty Ever-Ancient, Ever-New

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free Will donation

In the month that we celebrate St. Patrick, come hear a lyrical presentation on Celtic Spirituality which was a vigorous expression of Christian faith in Early Christian Britain and Ireland. It was a life-affirming, holistic, and faithful way of life with lessons for Christians of today. Dates & Times: Sat., March 3 from 1 to 3 pm Presenter: Margaret Murphy, OP Fee: Free will donation Please register for this free event online at www.mariandale.com.events Register for this free event About the…

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Tai Chi and Prayer

March 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$70

Contemplative movement develops our inherent capacity to move through our days with greater ease and responsiveness. It extends the communion we experience in prayer into daily life. Come to this gentle workshop that will develop familiarity with natural movements drawn from multiple traditions. These movements are designed to be readily assimilated into daily life. No tai chi experience is required. Dress in comfortable clothes and socks. Date & Time: Sunday, March 4, 9:30am to 3pm (includes hot lunch) Instructor: Allen…

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Dances of Universal Peace

March 6, 2018 @ 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

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. Learn more information at DancesofUniversalPeace.org. Date & Time: Tuesdays: March 6, April…

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Becoming Unstuck: Transformation through Care of the Mind, Body, and Spirit

March 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2018

The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$80

We all find ourselves stuck at times in life. Whether this “stuckness” is due to circumstances, decisions, physical illness, stress, anxiety, or spiritual emptiness, science-based Mind-Body Medicine, coupled with care of our spiritual selves, are powerful healing tools for the journey. This safe, supportive environment combines mini-lectures, experiential activities, and sharing as we gently deepen self-awareness and intuition, and explore our unique, personal connection with the Divine. Groups are limited to 10 participants. Dates & Times: Tuesday evening series held…

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Yoga for Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Balance: Series E

March 8, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, repeating until April 19, 2018

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 E: Six Thursday evenings, starting March 8 Date…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Celebrate the Beginning of Sacred Spring

March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
Free

Welcome Spring at Mariandale within an inter-generational 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: Sunday, March 18, 3 to 5pm Facilitators: Nancy Erts, OP and Bette Ann Jaster,OP Fee: Free will donation Please register for free online at our website…

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Snapshots of Our Lives: A Poetry Memoir All Day Workshop

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$70

Open creative channels through readings, discussions on craft, and free-writing.

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Pre-Triduum Retreat Days

March 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$75

Come away, slow down, and prepare your spirit to celebrate the Holy Days. Arrive any time after lunch on Sunday and create your own quiet days. You can enjoy the grounds at Mariandale, and make use of our creative, reading, and contemplative spaces. Participate in Taize prayer (optional) on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Date & Time: Sun., March 25 through Wed., March 28. You may choose one, two, or three-night stays. Fee: $75 per private retreat night includes 3 meals/day…

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Triduum Retreat

March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - April 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$350

Immerse yourself in the true meaning of Easter by experiencing the fullness of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil, all as one rich and meaningful movement of transformation, from death though resurrection. The first gathering will be at 5pm on Holy Thursday. The Triduum will conclude with breakfast on Easter Sunday. Date & Time: Thurs., March 29 (Holy Thursday) at 4pm to Sun., April 1 (Easter) after breakfast Celebrant: Francis Gargani, CSsR, with guest homilists, dancers, and the Mariandale…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

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

Poetry: Standing Up, Speaking Your Truth and Letting it Go

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$50

Through poetry, a door can open us up to the awareness of who we are, to where we are heading on our life journey, and to whom we are meant to be. Poetry invites us to connect and to reconnect, to develop the new waiting to be born within, and to let go of obstacles that keep us bound.  It is a means for us to grow, to dwell in the sacred, and to remind ourselves over and over that…

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$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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Poetry: Doorway to Prayer

April 14, 2018 @ 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., April 14, 11am to 3:30pm (includes hot lunch)

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Photography and Meditation

April 15, 2018 @ 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
$90

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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Writing Tuesdays: A Series

April 17, 2018 @ 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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Balancing Compassion Fatigue & Humility: A Franciscan Approach to Self-Care

April 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$40

Attitudes and beliefs form personal barriers that stand in the way of caring for ourselves. Breaking old patterns and overcoming obstacles is not an easy proposition, but possible, regardless of your age or situation. This two-part interactive workshop series will identify personal barriers and resistance to self-care, offer tangible mindfulness coping skills to remove obstacles, and explore the most common misconceptions that increase our stress. We will also consider our spiritual practices. We will explore: Do you think you are…

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Memoir and Meaning: Writing Your Life Stories

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

Learn how to shape your experiences and reflections into compelling prose. Perfect for new or struggling memoirists.

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Mandala Workshop

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$100

The mandala (Sanskrit for circle or completion) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. The very nature of creating a mandala is mindful and relaxing. Using the elements in the Zentangle® Method, participants will be able to create their own unique and lovely pieces of artwork. No prior art experience is needed. Date & Time: Sat., April 21, from 10am to 3pm (includes hot lunch) Presenter: Cari Camarra Fee: $100 includes…

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Memoir and Meaning: Writing Your Life Stories

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$55

In this workshop, you will learn to shape your experiences and reflections into compelling prose. In essence, you will pour your stories into a narrative container that will hold them and maximize their power both for you and your readers. In the process, you’ll come to more deeply recognize and appreciate the meaning in your own sacred journey. The work of fine writers — some famous, some not — will inform and inspire you as your own best writing is…

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A Family Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$10

Join other families in coming to greater awareness of why we celebrate Earth Day. Participants will be guided through the landscape of Mariandale and learn about plants, trees, insects, bees, butterflies birds, and animals native to this area. We will observe the natural cycles that help sustain all beings living here. We will sing, dance, search for natural treasures, pray for the needs of Earth on a Labyrinth walk and share light refreshments prior to departure. Date & Time: Sun.,…

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Yoga for Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Balance: Series F

April 26, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Women Bearing Gifts

May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$140

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 at 1pm (includes all meals) Sponsor:…

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Mary, Model of Feminine Spirituality

May 12, 2018 @ 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 Work of Byron Katie: A Journey of the Heart

May 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 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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The Mystical Perspective of Earth and Cosmic Consciousness – Walking the Sacred By-Paths

May 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$600

This eight-day retreat stresses the interrelatedness of the spiritual journey and the evolutionary story, and seamlessly explores the foundational topics of ecology, mysticism, and cosmology. It will appeal to those who are awakening to the Universe Story and eco-spirituality, and are looking for the next step. Days consist of: Group Meditation and Four Directions body prayer Daily teachings on a particular theme, including Sacredness of Creation, Paradigm Shifts, Awakening Consciousness, Centration, Cataclysm, Transmutation/Transformation, and Radiance ✥ Reflective exercises to personalize…

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June 2018

Saturday Writing Workshop: Landscape as Inspiration

June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 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.  Let your writing illuminate the joy of summer as we consider nature’s abundance at…

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Faithful Companion: Meeting Mary as We Age

June 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 7, 2018 @ 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

June 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 21, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 21, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 24, 2018 @ 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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Writing Retreat with Paula D’Arcy: The Heart and Soul of the Writer

June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$550

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 27 at 5 pm to Sun., July 1 at 11am (all meals included)…

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

June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
$550

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 27 at 5 pm to Sun., July 1 at 11am (all meals included)…

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July 2018

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

July 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 15, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 21, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 19, 2018 @ 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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September 2018

Writing Tuesdays

September 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 30, 2018 @ 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, 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 & Times:…

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