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Groups & Retreats...

An Enneagram Study Group

The Enneagram is a comprehensive system of liberation and transformation...liberating us from habitual patterns and transforming us for the purpose of living from a place of greater love and interior freedom. Because it is so complex we will approach it with a spirit of curiosity and a light touch! 

In 2022 I am facilitating a monthly Enneagram Study group, on Zoom, through East Liberty Presbyterian Church 

https://cathedralofhope.org/.   The group meets from 12:15 - 1:30 PM the 3rd Monday of the month* at no cost to the participants except for the purchase of the text being used: The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz.

Personal Enneagram Typing Interviews are also available on Zoom for group participants. Suggested donation $25-$50.

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Finding God Within: A Contemplative Practice Group

In 2014 this group began as a "Contemplative Practice Group." Over the years its name changed to "Wordless Prayer" and is now known as "Finding God Within."  Although this group continues to evolve, the practice of this group is based on the teachings of Thomas Keating and Contemplative Outreach. The name "Finding God Within" grew out of a desire to be in solidarity with the men in Allegheny County Jail who were also learning and practicing Centering Prayer in a "Finding God Within" class offered through the programming of the Foundation of HOPE. This drop-in group that has become a community of support with a faithful following is thrilled when new faces appear! No commitment for regular participation is required.

WHY? Until we learn to slow down, we are not freely choosing. Instead, we are being driven by our personality patterns, which ultimately are being driven by our nervous system...and our nervous system is programmed by a lifetime of experience that we have overidentified with. When these patterns begin to loosen we have the eyes to see a Greater Reality...and when it comes to slowing down, the support of a group is helpful!

WHEN? This group meets Wednesdays from 10:00 - 11:30. 

WHO? This is a diverse group; all are welcome and leadership is shared. No prior experience or knowledge required.

WHAT? Each week begins with 30 minutes of shared silence. The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month then moves into a time of study and reflection. Weeks 1, 3 and 5 move into a time of personal sharing and spiritual reflection. Come when you can, stay as long as you wish, no commitment required!

WHERE? Zoom. Click H​E​RE for Meeting ID & password.

COST? $5 suggested donation. The money collected will be donated to the Foundation of HOPE and Contemplative Outreach. Donations can be made by clicking a PayPal link below or by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Contemplative Outreach

Foundation of HOPE

Silent Retreats

      "If you don't come apart for a while, you will come apart after a while."  ~Dallas Willard

We live in a noisy world that is in constant motion. Without being aware that we are doing it, we begin to rely on sound and activity to fill an existential void within us, 

to distract us from pain and to keep our nervous systems in check. 

To be in right relationship with ourselves and others we must interrupt these patterns. 

To be in communion with all that has life, we must slow down & enter into the silence.

I offer several Silent retreat options throughout the year:

  • Seasonally I host a small group of individuals who are seeking an experience of Silence in community.
  • Personal and small group silent retreats with or without spiritual direction.
  • Customized: You invite the group and reserve a retreat center. I will work with you to determine the group's needs, to suggest a structure & offer resources. I will then be on-site to facilitate & provide spiritual direction.

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." ~Anne Lamott

Reclaiming Retreats

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