March 2017
At our year-end celebration retreat with special presenter Andrew Harvey, professional        photographer Fernando Reyero Noya captures the love. 
 
In a recent email, Fernando wrote, “Katherine and I are still digesting the wonderful end of year retreat. You have revolutionized our lives! We cannot say enough good things about our days there”.  Visit their website at petitcoop.com
March 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. 
The Diamond Approach to Inner Work
An On-going International Program
with Carol and Neal Carbon
2017 Schedule: March 9-12, June 22-25; August 31-September 3; December 7-10. 
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 

Mandala-Making: Open Studio
March 16-19 (Thursday-Sunday: Daily 10 am-12:30; 2:30-5:00 pm, including Sunday.)
With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Commuters are welcome: bring a bag lunch or purchase a lovely vegetarian meal for $15.

Take the opportunity to relax, refresh and reflect as your hands create circles of beauty and light. Especially enjoy working on black paper with luminous artist-grade colored pencils.  No previous art experience is necessary and all materials are provided. It is a time to come home to yourself and to Spirit. Learn More

Settling the Mind and Waking Up the Body
March 24-27 (Friday-Monday)
With Michael Stone and Andrea Russell
Visit Andrea’s website to Learn More and to Register.
 
Compassionately Approaching Chaos
March 31-April 2 (Friday-Sunday)
with Henrita Frost, SSND and Johanna Seubert, FSPA
The retreat will open Friday evening with a time of reflecting together on the Charter for Compassion and end Sunday with a challenge to imagine oneself as being part of a Field of Compassion. The Practice of Loving Kindness Meditation will be an anchor bringing compassion into our hearts as we utter the intentions for ourselves and moving on to all beings and the universe.  As we engage in this practice our hearts may grow in compassion and begin to beat with compassion and love. Learn More

Praying with Sacred Sound: Sound and Silence
March 31-April 2 (Friday-Sunday)
With Cecilia Corcoran, FSPA, PhD and Wendy Kohlhaas, ICS, CSAC, LPN
Two practices make up the framework of this retreat. Both are based on praying from the heart with a minimal of words. One practice cultivates deep listening and the other is a response that may be as subtle as a breath or as lovely as a word. Learn More

A Mindfulness Retreat
March 31-April 2 (Friday-Sunday) 
With Betsy Witt
Watching the muscle of the mind as it works overtime, we learn our mind’s habit energy. Experience how to accept and hold your habit energies with patience, non-judgment, and non-striving for greater ease and equanimity. Betsy trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn in mindfulness meditation. Betsy offers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses and “Lessons in Mindfulness” courses. Learn More
An Invitation from Sister Gabe to Join Robert Sardello at the Christine Center April 20-24

In my own experience there is an ecstatic dimension to the discovery of our own inner depth and outer breadth.  

A renewed zest for life begins to support a bold engagement and transformative participation in both our personal relationships and our committed action.  

We dare to shed, as Robert says, “any adopted and adapted version of ourselves” and open to the revelatory, earth-saving moments of seeing anew with foundational creative intelligence and inner light.

There is exhilaration in discovering we are stardust manifesting soul, and a deep humility in understanding how this is so. Those who dare to inquire “Why?” encounter a profound initiation that will transform no less than the world, one present moment at a time. Read More 
Because We Are Committed to Compassion

Read a recent  Circle of Compassion  blog post by Henrita Frost, SSND, a member of the Christine Center Leadership Team. 

Compassionately Approaching Chaos
Across from my desk is this image of Mary contemplating the invitation to be the Mother of Jesus.  The light radiates the call to her.  This image is often a comfort to me as I ponder my life.

I sit somewhat paralyzed as I feel the call to alleviate the chaos that permeates our nation. Once I learned that the challenge is always to embrace chaos.  Embrace it and respond! Read More

The Christine Center is a member of the International Charter for Compassion.  Visit their website.
St. Hildegard: Reflections of Soul

Be inspired by Hildegard’s mystical message of Oneness and share these weekly posts on our Christine Center Facebook page with friends. 

Passages from Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, by our own Gabriele Uhlein. Images from the beauty of the Christine Center.

Spring Crowdfunding Campaign is Down the Road

Just like nature in spring time, the Christine Center continues to change and grow.

We’re now preparing for our next crowdfunding campaign that will take place in April. 

It’s for something that’s vital to the daily functions of the Christine Center. Here’s a hint, can you guess what it is???

Clue: I have windows, but I’m not a house.

Keep your eye out for more clues as we approach April. As always, thank you for your enduring support of the Christine Center and its mission.

Support Our Mission. Learn how here. (check out our updated web page)

More Great News from The Christine Center

A new Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation Group to begin February 2018
In February of 2018 the Christine Center will start a new group for our three year program focused on Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation.  This will be the sixth group to enter a three year commitment of meeting four times a year.  More information will be available in March on our website. 

Men's Spirituality retreat to be offered June 4-6 (Sunday-Tuesday) 
Ancient Fire Modern Man: A Retreat for Men  with Patrick McCoy is an invitation to join together in the sacred circle of brotherhood.  With music, poetry, and the experience of Nature we will share our stories of what it means to be a man in today’s America. Learn More


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