The Christine Center
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With Love and Compassion for All
We open our hearts in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in this time of great suffering, and to all the people of the earth experiencing the losses and pain of conflict, natural disaster and climate change. May we find wholeness and continued movement toward the realization that all of creation is one.
An Island of Sanity
in a troubled world.
This is the way many people experience the Christine Center these days.
Quiet; peace; close up contemplative time with Nature. Close up time with yourself or a loved one. The stillness calling you . . . .

What is the Experience of Retreat?
A retreat is a deliberate and dedicated time to pause, breathe, and temporarily withdraw from the competing demands of personal, family and work responsibilities. A retreat can simply be time spent alone or it can be part of a group experience. In either case it is allowing “me time” for silence, rest, and reflection.
Why should I Plan a Retreat?
For the last 2 years Covid has forced many of us to retreat to our homes to be alone or with loved ones. To many the break with daily routine was a blessing, and to others a cause for stress. In either case, the pandemic presented a time for pause, to re-evaluate and re-assess how we live our lives with respect to work-life balance. Perhaps doubts or questions may have arisen regarding existing relationships or the lack of them; career choice; or the spiritual path we have chosen. Perhaps we noticed the desire for spiritual deepening. The retreat experience provides an opportunity to re-connect with the “still small voice” of our very essence, and the peace and connection we are seeking.

How do I Plan a Personal Retreat?
One good way to begin is to set a personal intention for the time you are dedicating. This can be a simple word embodying the insight you are seeking: peace, guidance, clarity, connection. A clear intention can serve as a guiding light for practices you may choose to engage in such as meditation, centering prayer, yoga, walking, writing, intuitive painting or star gazing. The sounds of nature are a soothing and self connecting change from the busy human environment.
Private Retreats at the Christine Center
The Christine Center is nestled within a woodland sanctuary. We offer a variety of comfortable and inviting guest spaces, including private hermitages and guest houses. Guests are free to walk peacefully along forest trails, encounter the vast array of flora and fauna, and experience the serenity of nature. Private Retreats can be arranged to include a Spiritual Guidance session. Opportunities for creative self-expression in the St. Hildegard Art Studio are available, as well as a large library of spiritual literature, the amazing Spirit Jewel Bookstore, wood fired sauna, and regular meditation sessions in the Chapel.

Group Retreats to Support your Exploration and Discovery
This summer, and year round the Center offers a wide variety of group experiences; many inviting opportunities to follow up on that spiritual calling we all find within ourselves, when we take time to listen. Over the next few months we have an amazing and diverse offering of programs. Most are on site, but many are available on line from your own home. Please look through the following list and see what speaks to your heart. Clicking on the title of the listing takes you to a page with more information . . . please enjoy browsing to see in what form The Stillness Calls to You . . . .
Upcoming Retreat Offerings
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All online programs are held using Zoom technology and occur in CST.
Zoom connection information for online programs will be sent
out in the 24 hours prior to the program
Offered as a gift to the Christine Center community
with Sr. Gabe and others
Full Moon June 14, New Moon June 28 always 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday through Friday
Join at 8:45am and 5:00pm
Live Harp music 2nd Wed, 5:00 pm
The June Moons are about balance. On Tues 6/14 the Full Moon is a “Super Moon” when the moon is closest to the earth, and on Tuesday 6/28 the New Moon, is a “Micro Moon” when the moon is furthest away from the earth. And in between rests the Summer Solstice, when Spring turns into Summer. Join us to explore themes of “Unity” and “Rest and Renewal” as we transition through these seasons.

with Ron Moor
An ongoing drop-in program exploring ancient wisdom
Wednesdays from 10:30 am to noon
$10 per session
A year of depth and Spirit-Tending in good company.
The 2nd Sunday of each month from 3 to 4:30pm.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 per season (3 sessions)
See full calendar by clicking title to view the program page
"Wonderful clues that reaffirm the spiritual dimension of our own everyday lives".

with Sr. Gabe Uhlein
Saturday June 18, 2022 10-11:30 am
$25 per session
The First Act of Love is to Breathe A "Full Awareness of Breathing" Meditation Retreat. with Doug McGill (Online)

"The teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, on the 'Full Awareness of Breathing' will be our guide on this retreat."

June 24-26, 2022 $125
A 7 session book study to explore the personal experience of love and how it informs your relationships.

Timothy Bernhard, Diamond Approach Teacher
June 28 th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (alternate Tuesdays)
$105 for 7 sessions
+++ NEW +++
Chat with artists and makers about your work and projects. Experiment with materials, gain inspiration.

With Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
June 29th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Last Wed. each month)
$20 per session
+++ NEW +++
Let yourself open and move with the full creativity of your intuitive inner guides. No Judgement Zone!
With Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
July 1-3, 10 - Noon, and 2 - 4 pm, each day
(first weekend every month)
$20 for each two hour session, come to one or all
A powerful system of energy cultivation exercises.

with Rev. Lanchy Lacska
July 8-10, 2022
$150 plus meals and lodging
Your Full Voice (Onsite)
“You’ll experience an authentic shift in how you express yourself – and how you listen to others as well.” Your voice matters!

with Tracy Chipman
July 8-10, 2022
$150 plus meals and lodging
From the Mystics of Assisi to the Christine Center Mediation Hall: St. Francis, St. Clare and Sr. Virginia.

St. Francis: “God Gave Me Brothers“

with Sr. Gabe Uhlein
Sunday July 10th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
$75 for three sessions
Manifest Compassion with learned practices.

with Dr. Paul Norton
July 15-17, 2022
$ Good will donation, plus meals and lodging
"When we have self awareness, things like acceptance. life decisions, and personal growth come about more easily."

with Kristen *Manjula* Hilt
July 21-24, 2022 (Thurs-Sunday)
$225 plus meals and lodging
The writers role in a time of great change.

with Karen Hering
July 22-26, 2022 (Friday-Tuesday)

$295 Early bird registration, + meals and lodging
Returning to your Light: Embodying the Wisdom of Your Soul (Onsite)
Support for all healing and helping professionals.

with Kim Lovejoy and Christine Lord
July 29-31, 2022
$265 plus meals and lodging
Discover this psycho-spiritual typology that originated thousands of years ago.

with David Banner
July 29-31, 2022
$125 plus meals and lodging
The 6 Paramitas (Onsite)
Milwaukee Mindfulness Community in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

July 31-August 5, 2022
$50 plus meals and lodging
6 two hour sessions of creative exploration and expression in a "No Judgement" zone.

with Sr. Gabe Uhlein
August 5-7, 2022
$120 plus meals and lodging
Seeing Beauty All Around: Photography as Sacred Vision (Onsite) Present to the moment, the world reveals it's depth and wonder.

with Wade Britzius
August 5-7, 2022
$150 plus meals and lodging
In a nurturing and magical environment, deepen the sacred relationship with your true self and the divinity within.

with Mourning Dove
August 9-11, 2022 (Tuesday - Thursday)
$222 plus meals and lodging
You’ll have time to relax while learning to combine the art of paying close attention with writing that deepens every experience.

with Joanne Nelson
August 19-21, 2022
$200 plus meals and lodging
Gain a deeper connection to your Ancestors, your Spiritual Guides, your Inner Self, and to the Great Divine.

with Chris Flynn
August 19-21, 2022
$175 plus meals and lodging
Joy and Wonder (Onsite)
Explore and Restore! A spacious and interactive weekend dedicated to creative, playful and restful practices to help you find fuel for your soul.

When life cracks us wide open, we can make ourselves whole again and embrace our soulful path to joy and happiness.

We discuss both Buddhist and neuroscience perspectives on this crucial part of our lives.
September 15-16 (Thurs 9:30 am - Fri Noon)
We discuss both Buddhist and neuroscience perspectives on how to handle difficult emotions.
September 16-18 (Fri 7:00 pm to Sun Noon)
Take "Time Away"
"Come Home"
to who you really are . . . .

The Christine Center is a treasured haven in the midst of a rushing, self-absorbed world. I am immensely grateful for the opportunities to visit and to contribute towards its mission. April 2022 retreatant.
Personal Time away! Time to be with yourself, or another like minded person. Relax, or get some work done, it's up to you! Discount rates apply during weekdays Sunday thru Thursday nights.

You are invited to attend meditation in the chapel M - F at 8:45am and 5:00 pm; browse the Spirit Jewel bookstore, hike the trails, take a sauna, and receive personal spiritual guidance (with a reservation). High speed internet is available at all sites. Prepared meals are not available at all times. Modern hermitages have cooking facilities. Call 715-267-7507 for details.
We are eternally grateful for your support!
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