Upcoming Retreats...

A Woman's Call to Spirituality: Women of Peace, May 2-4, 2014 *FULL* This retreat is filled. To be on the waiting list, call 208-962-2000.

listen"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." How can I be a vessel of peace in a world of turmoil? Join us for this women's retreat in which we'll explore Scripture to discover how a woman of today can help to bring about a just and equal society. Facilitator: Katie Cooper, OSB Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. Learn more ...

 

 

 

 

Centering Prayer Intensive, May 12-18, 2014

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: Donna Kreiensieck and Rev. David Wettstein. Suggested donation: $510. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Come to the Quiet, May 30 – June 6, 2014

Come to the 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. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Suggested donation: $510/week, $215/weekend only. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

SoulCollage® and Your Inner Monk,  July 8-10, 2014

soulcollageExplore the wisdom of your contemplative soul in this retreat combining the process of SoulCollage® with themes of monastic spirituality. Through the alchemy of image, intuition and imagination you will create a personal deck of cards and discover how listening to the symbols of your soul can guide you towards a deeper sense of self and joyful relationship with others. Suggested donation: $190 / $140 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Gardening of the Soul: Holistic Living, July 18-20, 2014

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: $190 single / $140 each shared

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The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography, August 17-22, 2014* and February 8 - 13, 2015

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"Christ Enthroned," by Father Damian Higgins

"Whether we know it or not, we're an iconographic people," Father Damian Higgins says. "We're surrounded by images we respond to, but mostly they advertise. They direct us toward a product. Holy icons direct us not toward themselves, but toward the divine." Father Damian is an iconographer whose numerous works are featured in churches and collections around the world. Don't miss this encounter with sacred Christian art. All materials provided and no artistic experience needed. Suggested donation: $530 Learn more and register...

* The August retreat has been changed from August 10-15 to August 17-22.

 

 

 

 

Living as a Monk, Initial Week: September 22-28, 2014 ~ initial retreat

BenedictA Benedictine Spirituality Cohort
Explore how the Benedictine monastic life can be lived by ordinary people seeking God in their everyday lives. This nine-month cohort program begins with a directed retreat, followed by nine months of intensive remote instruction and a concluding retreat. Facilitated by Sister Teresa Jackson. Learn more...

 

 

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer, September 26-28, 2014 

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 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/$150 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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