Upcoming Retreats...

A Woman's Call to Spirituality: Making a Difference in Our World, May 1-3, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm *FULL* Please call 208-962-2000 to be put on the waiting list.

womenWe'll explore the lives of courageous women and learn how they surmounted the impossible to bring more peace, beauty and justice to the world. Each of us, inspired by dreams and gifts, can gain wisdom to make a difference in our own corners of the world. Facilitator: Katie Cooper, OSB. Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. Learn more...

 

 

 

Centering Prayer Intensive, May 15-21, 2015 Friday 7:30 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm

centerprayerEnhance your contemplative prayer life through this intensive weeklong retreat in our beautiful space. Expand the fundamentals of your centering prayer practice and deepen your spiritual life in this quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience is required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $510. Learn more and register...

 

 

Come to the Quiet, June 26 – July 3, 2015 Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm *FULL* Please call 208-962-2000 to be put on the waiting list.

quietCome away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God's presence surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community. Suggested donation: $510/week, $215/weekend only. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Learn more...

 

 

 

 

 

Gardening of the Soul: Holistic Living, July 17-19, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

seedsoilFacilitators: Agnes Reichlin, OSB, and Carlotta Maria Fontes, OSB

How do gardening, herbs and other health modalities contribute to holistic living? Explore their healing qualities through discussion and experiential opportunities. Let your senses “do the walking” through the garden of your life.  Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer, August 14-16, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Centering PrayerExperience a contemplative prayer form with the potential to transform your spiritual life. This introductory retreat will provide the fundamentals and background of Centering Prayer and show you how to develop a continuing practice. Excellent refresher for experienced practitioners, too. Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck from Boise, Idaho will be facilitating this introductory Centering Prayer experience. Darlyne and Donna are experienced Centering Prayer practitioners and have facilitated retreats here at Spirit Center for the past 10 years. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

Herbal Wisdom for Today, August 20-23, 2015, Thursday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

carlottaMother Earth is continually sharing her bounty. Join us in exploring and enjoying her healing gifts and creating remedies from them. Participants will experience a variety of hands-on opportunities. Presented by Carlotta Maria Fontes, OSB -- Master Herbalist and creator of Nature's Gifts. Suggested donation: $245 single / $195 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

Online Retreats: Make a Retreat from Work or Home

Online RetreatA retreat is always a time to get away from our daily routine and take some special time for ourselves and to spend some time with God and deepening our faith life. Although it is nice to be able to go away for a retreat, this isn’t always possible. The online retreat is designed for people who want to make a retreat but aren’t able to get away. You can make this retreat without leaving your home or office. FREE. Make an online retreat...

 

 

 

Take in the view. Take your time.

For your retreat, consider the bus! Have someone else drive while you take in the scenery. Some people have found that riding the bus is not only a less stressful way to travel in winter, but more peaceful and economical at all times of the year. The Cottonwood area is served by Northwestern Trailways and we are happy to transport you from the bus stop and back. Find affordable rates and purchase tickets at NorthwesternTrailways.com.

Retreatants coming from a distance often extend their stays by a day or two, making the experience "worth the trip." While one person might choose to come a day early to pray and prepare himself to go into retreat, another might elect to stay a day afterwards, in order to process her experience before returning to daily life. A night's stay at Spirit Center is $85 donation, which includes meals. Ask about the opportunities to come early and stay late when you register for your next retreat. Call us at 208-962-2000 to learn more and/or schedule to be picked up.

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