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August Retreat Programs

Visit our  retreat calendar web page  for more program offerings and descriptions.  Visit the reservation page for information  or call 715.267.7507. 
Prayer by Heart and Hands: Our first annual contemplative prayer-bead crafting retreat!

August 4-6 (Friday-Sunday)

with S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF and Anastasia Dzenowagis

This retreat is specially designed for mindfully crafting a contemplation cord from S. Gabriele's exclusive collection of beads. Anastasia has extensive professional jewelry making experience, and makes beading simple and enjoyable. "Bead by bead, we will tell stories, share our experiences and most importantly, join our hearts and hands together in the practice of intercession and compassion." Learn More

Sound and Silence: Deep Meditation with Singing Bowls

August 4-6 (Friday-Sunday)

With Cecilia Corcoran, FSPA, PhD and Wendy Kohlhaas, ICS, CSAC, LPN

The effects of singing bowls are deep and far reaching. These vibrations resonate on the deepest level of our cells, tissues, bones. Reduce stress, slow respiration, lower heart rate. The entire body will be fine tuned to a state of balance, consciousness expanded, awareness heightened. Join us for a weekend that will connect you more deeply to your soul, recalibrate and rejuvenate your body creating harmony with the Divine. Learn More

Buddhist Meditation in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

August 6-11 (Sunday-Friday)

The senior members of the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee are happy to sponsor the retreat. They are practitioners in the tradition of the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Following formats similar to ones that Thich Nhat Hanh used, activites include meditation, dharma talks, discussion groups, as well as bodywork and outdoor walking. Learn More

Painting from Soul: Intuitive Painting Open Studio

August 17-20 (Thursday-Sunday: Daily 10 am-12:30; 2:30-5:00 pm)

Commuters welcome!

With S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD

Jumpstart your natural creativity in a fun and supportive community of happy painters! (Come with a friend!) For those with every level of artistic experience. Each day includes two creativity coaching sessions with Gabriele. For those staying overnight, there are optional evening sessions too. No previous art skill is required! If you are an artist, here is a chance to dare yourself to stretch into fresh creative possibility! Just bring your curiosity and willingness to deepen insight! We use premium non-toxic tempera paint and vellum. All artist-grade materials provided. Learn More

The Art of Relaxation

August 25-27 (Friday-Sunday)

With Tracy Hart, CYT

Learn Techniques to relax the mind, release the nervous system and develop an overall sense of peace and tranquility. Sessions will incorporate periods of yoga exercises, breath work, conscious relaxation, Yoga Nidra and seated meditation. It will also include a restorative yoga session with crystal singing bowls. All levels welcome. Enjoy! Learn More

Low Back Care with Yoga and Meditation

August 25-27 and November 12-14 (Fridays-Sundays)

With Bill Miller, CYT

All gentle yoga practices will focus on low back care with modifications provided to insure you can participate.  A meditation practice can help with both pain and anxiety reduction. You will also practice simple meditation techniques to develop a clear view of your habits that create blocks to a happier, healthier life. Learn More

The Diamond Approach to Inner Work

An On-going International Program

With Carol and Neal Carbon

August 31-September 3

The Ridhwan School is accepting new students for the Diamond Approach to Inner Work: Midwest Group 3, which meets at the Christine Center. The Diamond Approach is a path of spiritual realization characterized by sincere inquiry into one’s experience, fueled by the love of truth. Learn More

Our Annual Hildegard Festival Coming in September

Tuition: $200, plus meals and lodging. 
Early registration: $175 (ends August 15).

Details about our annual  Hildegard Festival September 15-17 (Friday-Sunday) are now on the website.  An annual tradition at the Christine Center, the Hilde-Fest is a celebration of all things St. Hildegard: music, art, food and the bold stature of soul this 12th century saint inspires!  Original art above by Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD.  Learn More

Nourish Body, Mind, and Soul with a Personal Retreat

Weekend or Midweek

Whatever your goal, nourishing the body, mind and soul requires some alone time, some get-away time with yourself, with nature, with God.

Replenish yourself with natural beauty and healthy meals in this sacred place. Come read, write, create, or just relax in the the stillness and peace of uninterrupted time.

Learn More about a personal retreat. Spiritual Guidance available. 

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Special Notice

Modern and Rustic Lodging Still Available in "Heaven"

for a Personal Retreat.

July 21-23 (Friday-Sunday) 

Great weather predicted

(not guaranteed of course)

Call 715.267.7507 or email

Could this program
be a turning point for you?
Christine Center     
 Spiritual Deepening
for Global Transformation
Three-year Certificate Program
Group 6 
Begins February 23, 2018

For details and an application: Learn More

Choose a commitment to your own Spiritual Deepening:  Learn contemplative practices for daily life.  Cultivate self-acceptance and learn to silence the inner critic. 

Choose to grow in a Circle of Community:  Find greater depth in conversations and relationships.  Recognize shared values by engaging in a community of people seeking spiritual depth.

For the sake of Global Transformation:  Grow in sensing the interconnection of all living beings.  Know that our spiritual practices and our personal transformation contributes to the good of the whole world.

Our program offers
  • A thoughtful blend of study, contemplation, dialogue and community.
  • Guidance and support for exploring a rich interior life.
  • Skills to meet life’s challenges with a depth of understanding and compassion.
  • Opportunities to transform, heal and create a life of spiritual depth and grace for your own sake and for the sake of the world.
Because We Are Committed to Compassion

Read a  Circle of Compassion  blog post by Henrita Frost, SSND. The Christine Center Peace Pole was created by our friend Henry Eisenhauer.

Recently, my heart aches, as I behold pictures of the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong – un, looking through his binoculars and seeming to enjoy North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic  missile as it rises from the earth and pierces the atmosphere. The thoughts terrorize me as I think of the possibility that someday a missile could explode bringing destruction and death to an earth community and its people. Read More

The Christine Center is a member of the International Charter for Compassion.  Visit their website.
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