Latest Offerings

  • +++ NEW +++ "Quiet Weekend", Praxis Learning & Retreat Center, Elwood, TX. January 31- February 2, 2020
    The Praxis Retreat and Learning Center is offering a weekend of meditation and reflection from Friday, Jan 31, (starting with supper) through Sunday, Feb 2 (sometime in the afternoon, including lunch). Designed as a time of rest, reflection and quietude for personal reflection, well away from the business of life, the weekend includes contemplative chapels throughout the weekend and opportunities for group reflection in the evenings. The cost is $200 for the weekend. To register or request additional information, contact Sally at
  • ++++ NEW +++++ "Divine Alchemy", A Wisdom Weekend in Ann Arbor, MI. February 21-23, 2020
    How do the teachings of the ancient past and the present combine to create a new form of spiritual practice for us? How do Alchemy and Philo-Sophia combine to give us a path forward through the current chaos? These will be some of the topics for our explorations together. We are being invited into new practices (both ancient and modern) that can shape and strengthen our spiritual life and provide a pathway ahead of us. Details regarding the weekend are included at the link. If you wish to register, please email Alison at Please note this gathering fills up quickly. Fee for the weekend is $125.
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  • UPDATED - Spring Gathering of Elders in Central Texas, February 28/29, March 27/28, and April 24/25, 2020
    Weekend gatherings will be held this spring in south central Texas for sharing, teaching, contemplation and community. Dates are February 28/29, March 27/28, and April 24/25. The sessions will be facilitated by Lynn C Bauman, PhD (Abbot). Cost for the weekend is $125. ($35 deposit due a week in advance). If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact Diana at
  • UPDATED - The Annual Gathering of the OOOW and friends, March 12-15, 2020
    Sanctuary in a Dystopian World -- Monks and friends will gather at the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio from March 12-15, 2020 for worship, prayer, learning and sharing. To register, a $100 deposit is needed by Jan 20, 2020. The cost this year is $400 for singles, $340 per person for doubles, and $150 for commuters. This includes all lodging, meals, and beverage service (for commuters just meals and beverage service). There is some scholarship assistance if needed. To register or for more details, contact our Hostmasters Sally and Sam at
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  • ++++ NEW +++++ Midwest Wisdom School, "Divinization and the Butterfly Effect." Clarkston, MI. June 20-26, 2020
    A week-long wisdom school following the monastic way of the Benedictines, we will gather for teachings and collective exploration with text and digital images, prayer and silence, rest and fellowship. Our week together will be spent in re-visioning and learning processes of divinization. We will prepare ourselves to use deeply rooted and unfolding medicine for the future. Details regarding the weekend are included at the link. REGISTRATION DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED BY MARCH 15. For more information email Alison Hine at
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