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Groups & Retreats...

Coming February 2021!

First Fridays: 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! This experiential Enneagram Study group will begin meeting in February 2021:

  • Held on Zoom the First Friday of each month :
    • 10:00 - 11:00 ET 
    • Noon - 1:00 ET (this group is exclusively for therapists)
  • Includes individual typing interview scheduled at your convenience.
  • 5 sessions (February - June 2021); a commitment to attend at least 4 group sessions is requested.
  • Some familiarity with the Enneagram is helpful but not necessary. 
  • Required text: The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels and Virginia Price. 
  • Group size limited to 6 participants.
  • Cost: $125; $25 registration deposit, $100 payable at first gathering. Note: the $25 registration deposit will be donated to The Narrative Tradition Enneagram.

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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."  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? The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 10:00-11:30 AM. Come when you can; no commitment required.

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

WHAT? Between 2 periods of shared silence, we read and reflect on classic and contemporary texts written about the contemplative life. In December 2020 we will finish reading: The Grace in Aging: Awaken as you Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh and will begin Thomas Kelly's A Testament of Devotion in January 2021.

WHERE? This group is currently meeting on 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 check, mailed to:

Lynn Holden

30 Maple Drive, Suite A

Wexford, PA 15090

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 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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