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Spiritualities of East and West

Join us for a restful week taken at your own pace.  Each day’s offerings will include optional:

* group meditation/prayer in mornings and evenings

* period of gentle yoga

* creative experience with simple art or poetry

* opportunities to speak one-on-one with a spiritual guide

* opportunity to attend liturgy with the Dominican Sisters community

* opportunity to have a discussion and input on living out one’s path—Dharma talk time

* time to walk, take a nap, spend time along Lake Michigan.

Make this retreat what your soul is longing for.  New meditators, have no fear—you will be led in how to meditate.

Sunday, July 28, to Friday, August 2, 2019
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the noon meal on Friday.
Cost of $485 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, spiritual direction, overnight accommodations, and meals. 


Vimala Bhikkhuni is a resident Buddhist nun at Blue Lotus Temple, Woodstock, Illinois.  Vimala leads meditation groups and retreats in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Donna Mosca owns and teaches at Peace Tree Yoga in Burlington, Wisconsin.  She is also an adjunct faculty member in Exercise and Sport Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Donna brings elements of mindfulness meditation to her yoga teachings.

Steve Rys is a graduate of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied Eastern and Western painting methods.  He has been developing and teaching art programs for 20 years, including at the Racine Art Museum and the Peninsula School of Art in Door County.   Steve is currently developing an extensive art as meditation program combining the benefits of East-West contemplative practices.

Pat Shutts is a retreat leader and spiritual guide with a love for creativity.  She has training in bereavement ministry and holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies.  Pat has a gift for compassionate listening.

Download a brochure in pdf format.

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Spiritualities of East and West

$55.00 deposit required
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