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Here is a list of our current program offerings. When you click the Register button, you will be taken to a Wufoo registration form.

Song and Silence – Virtual Retreat – FULL

August 22, 2020

Registration for this retreat is now closed
1 day
10:30am-4:00pm
$75

Join us via Zoom for an inspiring morning and afternoon singing songs from St. Hildegard’s musical play Ordo Virtutum and chanting the words of Jesus in Aramaic, the language he spoke with his followers. Experience Hildegard’s music the same way she shared it with those around her, in a simple, gentle, contemplative process of listening, then singing what you hear, “through the ear to the heart.” Speak and chant some simple phrases Jesus used in the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes. Explore the depth of meaning and strength of healing conveyed by the sounds of the Aramaic language.*

10:30am – 12:30pm – Sing and chant
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Break
(Enjoy silent time on your own, with suggestions for journaling, art making, contemplation or walking meditation)
2:00pm to 4:00pm – Sing and chant

Open to all, no prior training or experience is required.

*Aramaic portions will be based on the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz, PhD, scholar and author of Prayers of the Cosmos, Blessings of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel, and other works.

Devi Mathieu has been singing the music of St. Hildegard for more than 20 years, as a concert soloist, as a teacher, and as a seeker of wisdom. She teaches Hildegard’s music using methods from medieval oral tradition that bring out the best in every voice. For more information, please contact Devi at www.numinacenter.org or take a look at www.singhildegard.com.

The Enneagram and the Spiritual Life – To Be Rescheduled

March 28, 2020

9:00 am-5:00 pm
1 day/1 meal (Saturday lunch)
$120 per person


Special Rate for Overnight Accommodations (program fees included)
March 27-29, 2020
2 nights/5 meals (Saturday breakfast-Sunday Lunch)
$340 double occupancy per person
$490 single occupancy per person

Explore the spiritual wisdom of this dynamic psychological system. Both beginners and those who have working knowledge of the Enneagram are welcome, as is anyone interested in examining the graced complexity of human nature and relationships with others and with the divine. The workshop will include an overview of the Enneagram and a thorough explanation of the nine strategies and their relationship to the whole. Bill uses anecdotes and illustrations from contemporary culture, both sacred and profane (often one and the same!), delivered with generous humor and group interaction. For those with a meditation, contemplative, or centering prayer practice, time in the workshop will be devoted to those disciplines and ways the Enneagram can enhance their efficacy.

William D. Glenn MA, MDiv, practices psychotherapy and spiritual direction in Sonoma County and San Francisco. He was introduced to the Enneagram in 1978 and has worked with its intuitive principles both in his clinical and spiritual practices and as a workshop leader for over 35 years. A former Jesuit, Glenn has worked extensively in schools, in health care communities, in prisons, and has provided leadership for many Bay Area nonprofit organizations.

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Songs of the Soul with Benjamin Mertz – To Be Rescheduled

August 14-16, 2020

Friday dinner-Sunday lunch included
$235 commuter rate
$305 standard occupancy per person (3-4 people per room)
$360 double occupancy per person
$535 single occupancy per person (waiting list only)

Singing is one of the ancient traditions of humankind. Song carries us through adversity, connects us to our community and ancestors, and connects us to ourselves. Join Benjamin Mertz in a weekend retreat exploring the power and the wisdom of music. Using spiritual, folk, and improvised music, this program will encourage all participants to sing their songs, speak their truths, and build empathy for those with different life experiences. All of us have songs to sing and stories to tell. In Songs of the Soul, we will share the music of our lives and learn how to sing for strength, resilience, and connection. No previous singing experience necessary.