Latest Offerings

  • ++++NEW++++ The Great Awakening: Prophetic Voices and a New Consciousness, October 25-27, 2019
    Sophia Meeting House is excited to announce this fascinating weekend seminar to be held in late October in scenic Stonington, CT. Please join fellow members of the wisdom community as we welcome distinguished scholar and teacher, Lynn C. Bauman, PhD., who will share his visionary thoughts on the subject of Apocalypse, the “unveiling of the world” using texts such as the Book of Revelation and other ancient sources from the Abrahamic tradition as well as the Perennial Wisdom to paint us a picture of our future possibilities at this critical time, with particular attention paid to the role of mystical--or cosmic--consciousness in our lives. Please join us for this unique seminar, which will include lectures, fellowship, chanting and contemplative circles, and an exotic gourmet meal prepared by Dr. Lynn Bauman himself on Saturday night. It will be a convivial, thoughtful and joyful gathering! Cost for the weekend is $150 ($50 non-refundable deposit).  If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact Alice at
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  • ++++ NEW ++++ Apocalypse Now and the Book of Revelation, November 22-24, 2019
    A weekend seminar on November 22-24, 2019 at the Small House for Sacred Contemplation in Ann Arbor, MI, led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD (Abbot). For centuries, the prophetic traditions of the Abrahamic faiths have spoken about a future “unveiling of the world” Today we know that we have reached some unprecedented “tipping point” both in society and world civilization. We are at a moment of extreme crisis which has traditionally been called an Apocalypse or an Unveiling. The question is, what is this prophetic tradition and its teachings, and what do these worldwide events mean at this moment in time? Cost for the weekend is $125. If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact Alison at
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  • ++++ NEW ++++ Community Conversation on the Gospel of Thomas
    A twice-a-month Wednesday (2nd and 4th) study of the Gospel of Thomas held from 7:15 pm  to 8:45 pm EST and facilitated by Ed Clifford (monk) via Zoom.  Each gathering consists of an opening meditation and an in-depth discussion of the logia selected for that week. Contact Ed at for more details
  • Creating Sanctuary: The Practice of Presence, September 20 & 21, October 11 & 12, November 15 &16, 2019
    Three weekends in San Marcos, Texas (September 20 - 21; October 11-12 and November 15-16) led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD., (Abbot) with a focus on individually and corporately creating sanctuary space through the practice of Presence. The format will be largely interactive as we listen for the voice of Logos-Sophia while remembering “when two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in their midst.” Cost for each weekend is $115 ($35 deposit) which includes Saturday lunch. If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact the south-central priory at for information.
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  • SAVE THE DATES - Annual Gathering, March 12-15, 2020
    Monks and friends will gather at the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio from March 12-15, 2020 for worship, prayer, learning and sharing. Details will be provided on the website and directly to those who have sent an inquiry as they become available. Residential and non-residential options will be available, fees for both options are pending at this time. In the interim, if you have questions, please contact our Hostmasters Sally and Sam at
  • Contemplation and Community in South Cental Texas~A Monthly Sunday Gathering
    Monks and friends gather each month to share contemplative prayer, Eucharist, a meal and conversation. These gatherings rotate among monks' homes in Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos and Boerne. If you would like to join us and become further acquainted with the OOOW and our community, we hope you will email us at so we can let you know the next gathering location and date. (We generally meet the third Sunday of the month from 11am to 2pm but sometimes that shifts depending on holidays.)
  • Real Time Thomas (a virtual on-line offering)
    A twice-a-month Friday study of the Gospel of Thomas held from 10 am to Noon EST and led by Alice Despard via Zoom. Each gathering consists of an opening meditation and an in-depth discussion of the logia selected for that week. Contact Alice at for more details.
  • The Breviary as Contemplative Practice
    Abbot Lynn discusses the historical foundation of the OOOW Breviary and offers ways this resource can be used as part of one's contemplative practice. Should you wish to subscribe to the Breviary and forthcoming issues for a modest monthly fee, contact Sally at
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  • 2019 OOOW Gathering, Opening Keynote Address
    Lynn C Bauman, PhD, (Abbot) provides the opening keynote address on Thursday, March 7, 2019 entitled "Chaos, Prophetic Beauty, and the Abrahamic Vision".  Juxtapositioning the reality of chaos and suffering with wonder and Beauty, we are called to develop balance on our individual spiritual paths.
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  • The Contemplative Work of CG Jung: How he discovered his soul during a time of personal and collective upheaval
    In this keynote address from the 2019 OOOW Gathering, Blake Burleson, PhD, (Abbot) discusses the personal, political and social turmoil that helped CG Jung develop his deep spirituality.  In this case study, it becomes clear that difficulty, challenge and upheaval can be the genesis of deepening personal spirituality and awakening.
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