5-DAY CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT
Sunday, September 12 to Friday, September 17, 2021
at Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
We will hold a five-day, self-directed retreat with God in a praying community, joining with the Alpine beauty of the grounds of Camp Galilee on Lake Tahoe. You are invited to deepen your consent and discover the healing God wants to give us. Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation each day, evening prayer liturgies, contemplative free time for being in nature, swimming, kayaking, reflection with journaling, rest, and creative endeavors in art and nature. Currently, COVID-19 protocols are in place. There are 12 spots available with each spot having your own bathroom and bedroom; meals are individually served. As always, delicious meals are prepared on-site three times a day. The kitchen staff uses mostly local and organic produce. We will be the only group on site at the time. When we gather as a group, we will be outside, masked and socially distant. The cost is $520. We are receiving applications now. A non-refundable registration deposit of $100 for the retreat will hold your spot and needs to be received no later than July 31, 2021. Please email Patty and Dennis Schreiner for an application form as soon as possible.
The retreat begins by 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 12 and ends by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021.
"Be still, and know that
I am God." Psalm 46:10
Days of Reflection, Retreats
This is a group focused on the contemplative dimension of life and Centering Prayer.
We welcome you to community if you have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer or if you are visiting the northern Nevada area and have an established Centering Prayer practice. We hold several introductory workshops each year.
Centering Prayer follows Jesus's teaching (Matthew 6:6): "If you want to pray, enter your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Centering Prayer is resting in God.
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. During Lent we meet at Lake Tahoe for a three-day silent retreat.
We have several prayer groups that meet weekly in northern Nevada:
Two groups in Carson City on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings
Three groups in Reno on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and every other Friday evening
A group in Gardnerville on Tuesday evenings
We email monthly newsletters giving our members updates on our prayer groups, workshops, days of reflection, and annual retreats. We also share information on events sponsored by Contemplative Outreach and on the practice of Centering Prayer.
These are links that will help you on your spiritual journey and the practice of Centering Prayer.
The fundamental goodness of human nature, like the mystery of the Trinity, Grace, and the Incarnation, is an essential element of Christian faith.
Our basic core of goodness is our true Self. Its center of gravity is God.
These are Scripture passages that allude to the practice of Centering Prayer.