Sponsored Weekend Retreats

Sanctuary Terry Hershey

Rev. Terry Hershey

How can I make life-giving choices if my spirit or heart is on empty? Care of any kind - compassion, generosity, service, ministry, teaching, giving - begins with and is nourished by self-care.  Care begins with the power of pause; with the intentional choices we make about being present… passion, grace, laughter, play and wholeheartedness. Terry Hershey is an author, ordained minister, humorist, and inspirational speaker.

$160 – $350

God is Love: At the Heart of All Creation

Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam

This retreat is based on the latest work of Cistercian Abbot Thomas Keating, founder of Contemplative Outreach. We will view selected videos from his series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Themes to be explored include: Cosmology; Human Evolution; Christ, Evolution and All Creation; Into Unity Consciousness; and Surrendering to Love.

$160 – $350

Weekend Healing Retreat

Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC

This retreat will center on renewal in the Holy Spirit with special times provided for healing prayer. “O Holy Spirit, renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost” ~ St. Pope John XXIII. “The human and Christian attitude is: enable people to live; enable life to flourish; let life not be diminished or confined or crabbed anywhere; let it thrive and bring forth branches and bear fruit” ~ Samuel Rayan, The Holy Spirit.

$160 – $350

A Sunrise of Wonder: A Contemplative Prayer Intensive

Fr. Martin Laird, OSA

The purpose of this retreat is to provide those who practice contemplation the time and space to deepen their practice (call it centering prayer, Christian meditation, the great Mindfulness - these labels do not go as deeply as we go). By sitting together in supportive silence at intervals throughout the course of the day, we deepen our contemplative practice by releasing ever more generously into it. By not attending to the powerful habits of our own inner noise that sustain the illusion of separation from God and create so much suffering, these habits gradually lose their gripping power. The immensely vast silence already within us continues to expand as we are un-selfed of self only to realize (not acquire) ourselves ever hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3).

A Retreat for People in Recovery

John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

Recovery is a journey of new awarenesses, acceptance, and action. This Weekend Retreat is for people whose lives have been affected by the family disease of Alcoholism/Addiction- singles, couples, all Fellowships welcome! Utilizing the foundations of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, we'll consider the Principles of Recovery as stepping stones to a new freedom, healthier relationships, and a life of joyful service. Bring your Big Book, 12&12- and your partner, spouse or friends!

12 Step Retreat for Women

John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

Join other women in recovery for a weekend of community and spiritual exploration as we consider how we develop emotional- and spiritual- sobriety utilizing the language of the heart. We'll look at how the 12 Steps help us to find balance and foster healthy relationships. Bring your Big Book- and a friend! John McAndrew is a counselor, musician, theologian, teacher, and poet in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction. Formerly Director of Spiritual Care at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, he currently resides in Arroyo Grande, CA, offering spiritual counseling and coaching for individual clients, as well as providing  Spiritual Care for Hospice patients. www.sensiblespirituality.org