2016 Events

It has been a joy to create sacred space for diverse communities.  Here’s some of the ways I’ve been at work in the world in 2016…

Women’s Ordination Retreat
Saturday July 23rd – from 10am – 4pm
pop-up location Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, CA
A day-long retreat honoring and celebrating women’s religious leadership in a beautiful sacred setting.  Enjoy a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and peaceful outdoor spaces including a labyrinth.  More information

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Friday, July 15th, 2016 – 1:30pm
University of California-Berkeley, Tolman Hall
Youth will learn about and have the opportunity to experience Centering Prayer, a Christian contemplative practice.  Joellynn Monahan, Abbess of Heart of Wisdom Monastery, joins guest presenters from several faith traditions teaching meditation and contemplation in The Art of Meditation Class (part of UC-Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program).

both/and refuge retreat: Christian & Buddhist practices in Lent
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 – 10am-5pm
pop-up location: Fireside Room of Plymouth Jazz & Justice Church, Oakland, CA
Join Heart of Wisdom Monastery, in a diverse and inclusive community to explore together how these two traditions can intertwine in our lives.  We come together in contemplative practice, diving into both Christian and Buddhist practices during a day of quiet, reflection and refuge.  More information