Calendar of Events

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

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 »

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018

Habits of the Heart for Faith Communities-A Courage to Lead Retreat

  “Let us live together in peace and love in a Beloved Community.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. In his book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker Palmer describes five “Habits... Learn more »

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Drawing Closer to God: Writing an Archangel Icon

In preparation for the Advent season, St. Mary's Sewanee is hosting an icon writing workshop. Icon writing is a rich spiritual practice, a meeting place between the divine and the human. Part of... 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: Journeying from Aging to Saging

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 »

January 6, 2019 - January 13, 2019

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 »

March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019

The Spirituality of the Enneagram

Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, Mrs. Lark Howell, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being present an in-depth exploration int... Learn more »

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Literature and Spirituality

COMMON GROUND - COMMON GOOD A Faith and Literature Retreat led by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Henry Parsley Lent invites us to repent - to a change of heart and action. Nowhere does this call seem more urgen... Learn more »

March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Three-Day Lenten 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 »

April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Drawing Closer to God: Icon Writing in Lent

Icon writing is a rich spiritual practice, a meeting place between the divine and the human. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted through the step-by-step technique used to create it, incl... Learn more »

April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Courage to Lead Retreat: The Soul of Aging

  Aging presents us with an "accelerated curriculum" on change and a deep spiritual dive into the paradoxes of loss, transition, and renewal. Sadly, this challenging life season is of... Learn more »

April 22, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Soul of Leadership Program: 21st-Century Contemplative Leadership

The Soul of Leadership is an 18-month program that guides participants on a journey of transformation as they learn to integrate leadership skills and contemplative practices into their lives. Leader... Learn more »

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

One River Wisdom Retreat: Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Celebrating his 10th anniversary as a spiritual advice columnist, Rabbi Rami teams up with Rev. Gordon to help us deepen our questions and learn to live with unknowing. Rami will pose his most troubl... Learn more »

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Three-Day 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 develop... Learn more »

June 21, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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 »

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019

One River Wisdom Retreat: Being a Blessing

The Book of Genesis challenges us to “be a blessing to all the families of the earth,” (Genesis 12:3). The question is, “How?” This weekend we focus on how to be a source of b... Learn more »

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

One River Wisdom Retreat: Living the Surrendered Life

Drawing on the wisdom of Twelve-Step spirituality and Rami’s new book, Living the Surrendered Life, Gordon and Rami will examine the difference between surrender as an act of will and being sur... Learn more »