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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

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February

In Person & Online

Make a Joyful Noise

A weekend of Sacred Chant and Meditation

February 16-18, 2024
With Kaita Bliffert, Fred Bliffert and Ron Moor

 

Sacred Chant, beautifully enhancing our capacity to open to Source, God, Spirit. Join us for a joyful weekend of exploring, expanding, deepening and healing through sacred chant and silent meditation.

Online

Community in Action-February Film Viewing JOHN LEWIS GOOD TROUBLE

A monthly film/discussion series to shine light on issues of social justice, to be inspired by the work of others and to come together in the spirit of care for our common home. With Christine Center Community Members 

Congressman John Lewis’ life’s work has changed the very fabric of this country. Born in the heart of the Jim Crow South, in the shadow of slavery, he saw the profound injustice all around him and knew, from a young age, that he wanted to do something about it.  View trailer on Roco Films

Viewing: February 16-18, 2024
Discussion: February 18 at 3:00pm

Online

Diamond Approach Online Retreat: Compassion; The Green Latifa

“In tenderness, you see not the reflection of yourself, but the reflection of your own soul.” ~John O’Donohue

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.

February 23-25, 2024

In Person

Moving Forward in Sync With Your Soul

with Carolyn Kolovitz

Whether contemplating a different career, experiencing a change in your family or home life, or feeling stuck on autopilot in any area of your life, this workshop will help you move forward in sync with your truest self.

February 23-25, 2024

In Person & Online

Body, Mind & Spirit:
Continuing Your Transformation

A hybrid, in-person and online, experiential workshop with Paul Riehemann, Certified Primal Health Coach and Emeritus Certified Whole30 Coach

A six-session series Held on Saturdays, beginning February 24
Maximum 14 people

Learn and experience how to be aware of, and take wonderful care of, your body and mind through ancestral principles.

Online

Full Moon Meditation

February 24 at 6:30pm ~ Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

Saturday: Snow Moon

Seed-thought: Leave what is known and familiar. To meet the good which can be, but is not yet, requires releasing and going. Because others have gone, I dare to go. So that others may dare, I will go.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

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.

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

March

In Person

“Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation”

Introductory Weekend Experience

This retreat offers a taste of this seminal Christine Center three-year program. If you have wondered what a retreat at the Christine Center is like, if you have ever been intrigued by our Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation commitment, or if you have participated before and desire to continue deepening, join us this weekend, on-site and on-line.

March 1-3, 2024

In Person

By Women For Women 2024: Awakening Your Authentic Self

with Robin Richards, Theresa Falvey-Hunt, Wendy Mitch, Tiffany Plekkenpol, Heather Simmons

This retreat offers an enriching experience led by four exceptional facilitators centered around the theme of Awakening Your Authentic Self.

March 8-10, 2024

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Grieving

with Karen Hering

Join your fellow thresholders for an evening of embodied practices, guided writing, reflection and conversation led by Karen Hering.

March 12, 2024, 7-8:00 pm

Online

Community in Action-March Film Viewing

Join us in viewing and discussing the film PLAYING FOR KEEPS which examines the value of play through a health lens. We feature high-performing individuals who prioritize play as essential to a happier life. We witness how play is a particularly powerful antidote to those subjected to stress and danger on the job, while highlighting the power of a playful approach to our daily lives, regardless of our circumstance.  View trailer on Roco Films

Viewing: March 15-17, 2024
Discussion: March 17 at 3:00pm

In Person

Annual Spring Equinox Yoga, Meditation & Yoga Nidra Retreat

with Amie Heeter

Retreats are an invitation to dive deep, intentionally, creating the space that supports an opportunity to see inside and listen. An opportunity that nourishes us, guides us, and can sustain us for the months ahead. During this weekend retreat we will draw from the well of contemplative wisdom and yogic practices as the catalyst for this nourishment, and co-create a heart quenching weekend in community.

March 15-17, 2024

In Person

An Integral Approach to Spiritual Development

with Wendy Mitch

Through the use of facilitator input, group processes, facilitated discussions, journaling and integral practices incorporating head, heart, and body, participants will find community and practices to encourage continued growth.

March 22-24, 2024

Online

Full Moon Meditation

March 24 at 6:30pm ~ Offered at no cost; come meditate with us!

Worm Moon

Seed-thought: Tombs open and empty, the weather of emotion quiet, the tumble of thinking stilled. Now arises Holy Knowing, Intuition. I meet Life and it is One, alive.

In Person

A personal Easter Journey

This Easter, immerse yourself in a personal contemplative retreat at the Christine Center. Experience support in your spiritual journey through the season of resurrection and rebirth, with a focus on how these themes of Holy Week and Easter reflect in our personal lives.

March 28-31, 2024
with Sisters Johanna & Henrita, Valerie Haberman, and Roxanne Rawson

In Person

Exploring the Five Skandhas: A Buddhist Perspective on the Human Experience

Join us for a weekend program exploring the Five Skandhas, or the five components that compose a human being. This retreat, led by longtime friend and facilitator Paul Norton, bridges ancient wisdom with modern science, offering a comprehensive understanding of our existence from a Buddhist perspective.

March 29-31, 2024
with Paul Norton

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

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.

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

April

In Person

Intuitive Painting: Cultivate your Creative Spirit!

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! 

April 5-7, 2024
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Online

Boundless Heart

The study and practice of the Brahma Viharas : Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.

Holding our deepest question, of who we want to be in the world, we will practice the steadiness of equanimity, the aliveness of joy, the tenderness of kindness and the action of compassion.

Mondays from 6:30-7:45 pm, Beginning April 8 (4 sessions)
with Sara Neall

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Practicing Equanimity

with Karen Hering

Join your fellow thresholders for an evening of embodied practices, guided writing, reflection and conversation led by Karen Hering.

April 9, 2024, 7-8:00 pm

In Person

What If: imagining the new stories we are living into

Dive into the transformative power of “What If?” and reimagine the stories of your life with new possibilities, healing, and imagination.

Limited to 12 participants.

April 19-21, 2024, 7-8:00 pm
with Karen Hering

Online

Community in Action-April Film Viewing

 From the filmmakers of ‘Kiss the Ground’ (featured as our Community in Action film last October) comes the follow-up documentary ‘Common Ground’, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival. Common Ground provides hope for future generations with concrete ways to fix a broken planetary system. The film explores how regenerative agriculture can help heal the soil, our health and the planet.

Viewing: April 19, 20, 21, 2024
Discussion: April 21 at 3:00pm

Online

Full Moon Meditation

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

Pink Moon

Seed-thought: In stillness, sensing deeply, there is enough and more than enough, always. Releasing, and opening, willingness appears and conflict resolves. Open-eyed, all is Light.

In Person

Shamanic Journey and the Alchemy of Spirit Dolls

Housing and meals are offered from Wednesday supper (April 24) through Friday breakfast (April 26).

Embark on a transformative experience in this one-day workshop designed to open the doors to your inner world of spirit.

with Brita Rekve
April 25, 2024

In Person

2024 Spring into the Arts

Housing and meals are offered to attend the event

Join us for the weekend festivities and enjoy spiritually inspired artwork. Come for a day or the entire weekend!

April 26-28, 2024

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

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.

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

May

In Person

Intuitive Painting: Cultivate your Creative Spirit!

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! 

May 3-5, 2024
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

In Person

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Seasonal Retreat

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.

May 3-5, 2024
with Andrea Russell

Online

On the Cusp of Change: Practicing Equanimity

with Karen Hering

Join your fellow thresholders for an evening of embodied practices, guided writing, reflection and conversation led by Karen Hering.

May 14, 2024, 7-8:00 pm

Are you called? 

Spiritual Deepening

for Global Transformation

Introductory weekend: March 1-3

First gathering: May 16-19

A heartful community intending to deepen together:
Creating a spiritual infrastructure for the sake of the beautiful
world our souls know is possible.

Online

Full Moon Meditation

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

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.

Online

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward

Ancient spiritual knowledge applied to today’s life. 

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.

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

In Person

Empowering Health: Mindful Eating for Body Confidence and Weight Management

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.

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

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

It was so special. The best experience of my life. I am so happy to know this place exists so close to my home. Thank you so much for providing this Center to us, it is such a special place.

Stephanie R.

 

 

 

 

When I arrived at Christine Center I was in need of restoration. I traversed the dark night of the soul with several losses over a relatively short period of time. The Christine Center provided all the elements for mending and rejoining the mind/body/spirit. Between the beautiful meditations held in the chapel by Sister Johanna, being enveloped in the wonder of nature, solitary walks on the trails, the serenity of the hermitage, and the spiritual guidance session with Sister Gabe, it was truly what my soul needed and received. I look forward to my next extended visit.

Linda B.

 

 

 

 

I love your mission and acceptance of all kinds of practices and rituals. The vibe and energy is so serene and accepting. It’s like an oasis there. And a powerful love that permeates the grounds and the buildings. I feel it immediately when I drive into the grounds. 🙂 There’s no other place like it.

Nikki M.

 

 

 

 

You have such a space of respite and allowing in our deeper selves for healing and contemplation. Bless you for all that you offer to others through your beautiful center, grounds and hermitages. I share with people in my life all the time about you and your staff and facilities.

Cynthia D.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for providing this and all of the online programs that you do. Much appreciate S Gabe’s knowledge and enthusiasm!

Anonymous

 

 

 

 

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