Calendar of Events

April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018

A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality

  Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this two-day workshop as we engage in healthy and h... Learn more »

April 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018

The Sewanee Contemplative Exchange - Bridging the Gap Between Contemplation and Compassionate Action: The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman

We live in a world saturated by dualisms, categories in which we place people and things in order to grant them worth and priority. We separate ourselves from each other-and God from ourselves-result... Learn more »

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Mindfulness on the Mountain

Silent retreat offers a time to rest in the space of the heart. Sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation form the basic structure of this retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. Th... Learn more »

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Three-Day Centering Prayer Retreat - "The Welcoming Prayer"

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God's presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is ... Learn more »

June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018

One River Wisdom Retreat

Holy Rascals Revival: "Religion is too important to be left in the hands of the serious." Religiosity is the innate and never-ending human quest for meaning rooted in our experience of the... Learn more »

June 22, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Contemplative Outreach Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners of Centering Prayer to deepen their contemplative journey in the contemporary world. It is a week long experience of integrating contemplation and act... Learn more »

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

"Calm and Clear" Meditation Retreat

This three day meditation training/retreat will focus on the simple yet elegant meditation techniques for the development of Calm-Abiding (quiescence) and clarity of awareness . Participants will be g... Learn more »

August 4, 2018 - August 4, 2018

One-Day Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God's presence and action w... Learn more »

August 5, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners of Centering Prayer to deepen their contemplative journey in the contemporary world. It is a week long experience of integrating contem... Learn more »

September 7, 2018 - September 14, 2018

Centering Prayer 12 Step Eight Day Retreat

In 2001, The 12 Step Outreach program of Contemplative Outreach was established to offer Centering Prayer to people in all 12 Step fellowships as an 11th Step prayer/meditation practice. T... Learn more »

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

One River Wisdom Retreat

Embracing the Divine Feminine "Unless we awaken to the mystery of the Mother, and allow the Divine Feminine to flow into, irradiate, illumine, and penetrate every area of our activity and to cr... Learn more »

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

A Labyrinth Journey: Connecting with Your Creativity Through Walking and Writing

  When external events compel us to look outward is precisely when we need to examine inwardly. Living in complex times requires creativity and a sense of grounding that is found in the spiritua... Learn more »

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Meaning Making: Mixed Media Artwork Inspired by Poetry

The techniques side of artwork is not only a lot of fun but also relatively easy to teach and relatively easy to learn. However often the question is not how to do artwork but what to do artwork abou... Learn more »

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

One River Wisdom Retreat

Aging Body, Ageless Soul: Journeying from Aging to Saging "Aging is an activity. It is something you do, not something that happens. Like a fine wine, if you really age you become better, more ... Learn more »

December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Mindfulness on the Mountain

Silent retreat offers a time to rest in the space of the heart. Sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation form the basic structure of this retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. Th... Learn more »

December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Three-Day Advent Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer is the opening of the mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.  The 3-Day retreat is an opportunity to d... Learn more »