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Offering online, onsite and hybrid programs

Retreat programs offer unique opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice in a supportive group container. At the Christine Center, we strive to offer diverse opportunities so that all may find a retreat experience to deepen and nourish their practice.

Reservation Information:

    • Online registration is available–find the link to register online on the program webpages.
    • Contact us directly via email or phone: welcome@christinecenter.org or 715-267-7507
    • Payments are due in full at the time reservations are made

Scholarships

The Christine Center Scholarship Fund is available from donations specified for this purpose. Our hope is that all who seek a spiritual deepening experience will have the opportunity to participate with us.

The Hildegard Soul-Studio for Creative Art and Ritual is always open!

Whether enjoying a Private Retreat at the Center or participating in another organized program, this wonderful “no judgement” space is available to you to express your creativity, or just to “play.” Unless there’s an organized retreat happening in the studio, it’s open at all hours. There is a nominal fee for materials. You are invited. Check out the new Programs being offered!

May

THANK YOU!!!! Really THANK YOU! from my very soul. Stepping away to focus on myself and leaving the stresses of life behind was way overdue. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Christine Center. Again, Thank You!

Wendy N.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Flower Moon

May 23 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

GEMINI sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation SAGITARIUS.

Seed-thought: Who I am is not how I think of myself or who I have made myself to be. I recognize who I think I am, and in the waning of that self, I serve, I shine, I am One.

In Person

Third Annual Garden and Trail Volunteer Events!

Garden days: May 28-30 (Tuesday to Thursday)

If you’re drawn to nature and community service, we warmly invite you to join us for one or both events.

Volunteering with us is not just an act of service; it’s a precious contribution to our community. Thank you!!

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

In Person & Online

Diamond Approach Hybrid Retreat: Compassion and our Inner Journey

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Buddha

May 31-June 2, 2024
with Teachers Kathleen Graham, Kara Vangen, and Jim Lockridge

Please join us for this retreat where we will explore the qualities of the Green Latifa; Essential Compassion, and start to look at what both blocks compassion and what helps to develop it.

In Person

Empowering Health: Mindful Eating for Body Confidence and Weight Management

May 31 – June 2, 2024
with Robin Richards, MA, EdS, RMT

A weekend of education and empowerment as you learn new skills and tools to bring mindful eating as a practice that brings balance to your mind and body for years to come.

June

Online

A Taste of the Diamond Approach

Thursday June 6, 2024 6:30-8:30 pm
Midwest Diamond Approach® Group 4

We warmly invite you to join us for an enriching online orientation to Diamond Approach retreats, guided by our local Diamond Approach teachers: Kathleen Graham, Jim Lockridge, Timothy Bernhard, and Kara Vangen. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our retreats, ask questions, and connect with a community dedicated to personal growth and self-discovery.

We look forward to seeing you there!

In Person

Third Annual Garden and Trail Volunteer Events!

Garden and Trails days: June 7-9

If you’re drawn to nature and community service, we warmly invite you to join us for one or both events.

Volunteering with us is not just an act of service; it’s a precious contribution to our community. Thank you!!

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Navigating the Unknown

June 11, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

Navigating the Unknown “is the skill of remaining in relationship with the unknown, greeting it, letting it change us instead of trying to change it….We are asked to companion our fears so that we can companion the unknown and the future itself. Evoking a spirit of curiosity and exploration while rejecting the impulse to conquer.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering).

I am so grateful that this Center exists. I have done both programs and personal retreats at the center and both have been very restorative. Thank you

Anonymous

Online

Human Flow

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Film Viewing: June 14/15/16
Discussion: June 16, 3pm-4pm CDT

Offered at no cost

This documentary illuminates both the staggering scale of the global refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Online

Opening to Helpful Presences

Welcoming a new era of Heartful Mutuality!
An online collaboration with The School of Spiritual Psychology

June 14 –June 15, 2024
with Robert Sardello, Ph.D. and Mary Jane Hooper, MS. and Hosted by S. Gabe Uhlein, Ph.D.

Awaken to heart-awareness relating! Recognize the ‘hum’ of the heart! Welcome to inspired conversation and practices to explore human “relating” as inherently awakening presence amid the ever-present presences in which we are nested. Let’s explore together the change in sensing/perceiving/knowing when consciously awake with presence to “presences”.

In Person

Telling It True

June 20-23, 2024 (Thursday through Sunday)
with Joanne Nelson

Whether you are a seasoned writer or just beginning to play with words on the page you will grow during this innovative retreat filled with unique writing prompts, mindfulness opportunities, and focused instruction appropriate to all genres of writing and levels of spiritual practice.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Strawberry Moon

June 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

CANCER sun-sign: first FULL MOON is in constellation CAPRICORN.

Seed-thought: I create a Lighted House and in it, take my place. In such creating, I am as God is. Therein be Love. “Welcome”, I say, without exception.

In Person

Nourish Mind+Body Retreat

June 28-30, 2024 
with Theresa Falvey-Hunt

If your body is craving some nourishment; think of it like a desire for a “reset” a delightful inhale and exhale of the mind and body. You know, those breaths that bring you back to the present moment. Bringing you back home to yourself.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

July

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Preparing for the Journey

July 9, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

“In the pause between what is no longer and what is not yet, we might discover our greatest need… is for time and space where we can dissolve our old ways of being, … [where] we are able to let go of old structures and wait a while for the new ones to emerge…. [a place] made of the relationships, elements, and interactions that will support and protect our becoming.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering).

Online

Music of Strangers

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Viewing: July 19, 20, 21
Discussion: July 21 at 3pm

Offered at no cost

The Music of Strangers, follows members of the Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

In Person

Stranger than Fiction: a writing retreat on the relationship between truth and lies in any genre

July 19-24 (Friday-Tuesday)
Christine Center in-person writing retreat

Every story is a meeting point between truth and lies, fact and fiction, memory and imagination. Or, as Timothy O’Brien put it, “story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth.” In a time when the difference between truth and lies is especially important, what are the writer’s responsibilities and options for sharing and illuminating truth?

I am so grateful for the welcoming spirit of everyone at the Center, the quiet honoring of time spent both together and alone. It was such a gift.

Courtney D.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Buck Moon

July  21, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

CANCER sun-sign: first FULL MOON is in constellation CAPRICORN.

Seed-thought: I create a Lighted House and in it, take my place. In such creating, I am as God is. Therein be Love. “Welcome”, I say, without exception.

In Person

The Four Brahmaviharas

July 28-August 2, 2024
with the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee

The four brahmaviharas are the ancient abodes of loving connection in the Buddhist tradition. They are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The Buddha has stated that practicing these four abodes is a true path to liberation.

Later Summer Retreats ~ More will be added soon!

August

In Person

Intuitive Painting: Cultivate Your Creative Spirit!

August 10-12, 2024
Friday 10:00am to Sunday 4:00pm
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Sessions limited to 12 participants. All materials provided.

Dare yourself to stretch into fresh creative possibility! Spend a weekend with creative friends, let your inner child play. Enjoy the Christine Center trails, sauna, and bright starry skies. Bring curiosity and a willingness to deepen insight!

In Person & Online

The Tao of One Another

August 12 – 15, 2024, Monday-Thursday
With Ron Moor

Early registration price is available through July 31!

With the Tao as our guide, we will explore our relationship with all things, including our inner selves, each other, nature, language, art, indeed with all of existence. This will be a time of deep yet gentle exploration, highly experiential. Tao is calling us to evolve our ways of perceiving and relating.

Online

Dolores

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Viewing: August 16/17/18
Discussion: August 18 at 3pm

Offered at no cost

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Full Moon Meditation: Sturgeon Moon

August 19, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

LEO sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation AQUARIUS.

Seed-thought: I am what I most deeply desire. That which I most deeply desire I am. I give myself to Life, in, with, and through ONE.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

The Christine Center provides me with a space that I have come to cherish. It allows me to be silent and present with myself and others. I am truly grateful to all the staff and volunteers that continue to make this a welcoming and safe place to explore nature and the me that I have yet to meet. Blessings!

Mary Jo A.

September

In Person

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Seasonal Retreat

September 6-8, 2024
with Andrea Russell

This retreat will allow you to unplug and remember what is really important to you. You will get the time you need for yoga, meditation, and introspection so that you can reset and come home to yourself.

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Claiming Companions

September 10, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

When naming our threshold “journeying companions, often the first ones that come to mind are contemporaries, those physically or virtually present in the here and now. When we widen our invitation to include those who came before us and those who will follow after, we gain a steadier balance supported across a greater span of history.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering).

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

Online

Call of the Forest

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Viewing: September 13,14,15
Discussion: September 15 at 3pm

Offered at no cost

From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, this film tells us the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Harvest Moon

September 17, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

VIRGO sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation PISCES.

Seed-thought: We are Spiritual Being and Human Matter. Earth-nurtured and nurturing Earth, we are both child and Mother. This is how the Divine matters, both serving and served.

October

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Hunters Moon

October 17, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

LIBRA sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation ARIES.

Seed-thought: In the great rhythm of creation, all things expand and then contract, and then expand again. Finding my way, in service to Love and Life , I choose the path that embraces both.

Online

Undivide Us

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Viewing: October 18,19, 20
Discussion: October 20 at 3pm

Offered at no cost

UNDIVIDE US challenges the idea that citizens who disagree are not capable of civil conversation and demonstrates the truth that, even in our differences, the American experiment is still alive and well.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Moving On

October 8, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

“When we step into the present moment without attachments to what we’ve known before and what we’ve expected or desired for the future, we are opening the way for many emotions, including joy.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering).

November

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Imagining a Way

November 12, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

“The facts of my situation, and the logic and reason I use to arrange them, will only take me to edge of what I know. Even using my five senses will only extend as far as the range of my sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. But imagination has the ability to reach farther by accessing the deeper well of the unconscious and creatively rearranging what I’ve known before. The uniquely human capacity to imagine is a valuable threshold skill that can open a way into and through the unknowns of the not yet.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering)

Online

Gratitude Revealed

Compassion in Action Film Viewing and Discussion

Viewing: November 15,16, 17
Discussion: November 17 at 3pm

Offered at no cost

“What is your definition of gratitude?” While each answer is deeply personal and unique, there is a universal thread that connects us all – humans, animals, plants, flowers and let us not forget fungi and the mycelium network beneath our feet.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Beaver Moon

November 15, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

SCORPIO sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation TAURUS.

Seed-thought: Difficulties and challenges are like guardians, testing and honing capacities for diving deep into Holy Experience. Persevering, I am ready to cross the threshold into the next Soul opening.

December

In Person

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Seasonal Retreat

December 6-8, 2024
with Andrea Russell

This retreat will allow you to unplug and remember what is really important to you. You will get the time you need for yoga, meditation, and introspection so that you can reset and come home to yourself.

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Widening What We Trust

December 10, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

“In our thresholding, not only does our current identity include the years we have already lived through; it also includes the future we are living toward. Just as the acorn carries within it all the potential—crown and roots and trunk—of a large oak tree to come, so too, our own future growth is folded within us. Being fully in the present moment, we can find strength in expanding our wholeness to include past and future, roots and crown and seed together, in an ever-growing identity reaching toward the light.” (From Trusting Change, by Karen Hering).

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

Wednesday’s at 10:15am (CDT)
with Ron Moor

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophy of being calling us to live in harmony with all of creation. 

Ongoing weekly sessions.
Register and drop in any time.

Online

Full Moon Meditation: Cold Moon

December 15, 2024 at 6:30pm
Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

SAGITTARIUS sun-sign: FULL MOON is in constellation GEMINI.

Seed-thought: The spiritual path is without beginning or end. I extend a hand to those behind me and take the hand of those in front of me.. Together, we step forward. There is always more.

In Person & Online

Winter in the Woods

December 27, 2024 – January 1, 2025

Save the Date!!!

As the year comes to a close, embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation, offering you the perfect opportunity to slow down and reconnect with your inner self in this woodland sanctuary. This program offers a very relaxed schedule with daily meditation, contemplation, solitude, and connection.

Registration coming soon!