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Come join us for a day apart with the works of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Trappist monk, writer, poet, contemplative, was one of the most influential Christian voices in the 20th century. Join Glenn Mitchell, on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 9:30am-3:30pm, in Carlisle, PA. Cost is $75-$95. Call for more information.
  


Upcoming event on June 17, 2017, in Tower City, PA . Come join us for a day each season to explore and walk the labyrinth. This very ancient practice in the church has much to offer us today as we open to the Spirit and walk the way. Show up for one or all four of the days and learn about the tradition, with time for reflection and prayer, and with guidance in the walking.



Hiking participants will be guided into times of reflection, and sharing as part of the experience. The hike is open to everyone. Join the leaders on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 9:00am-3:00pm, in south central PA, location TBA. Cost is $25-$50. Call for more information.
  


Upcoming event on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Hummlestown, PA. Join us for a day apart, a day of prayer and play, of beauty and healing and rest, as we encounter God in this lovely backyard setting, planted with wildlife in mind. Our day will include an exploration of nativce planting for wildlife and a seed collecting walk, for those interested in planting at home.​​

Hiking participants will be guided into times of reflection, and sharing as part of the experience. The hike is open to everyone. Join the leaders on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 9:00am-3:00pm, in south central PA, location TBA. Cost is $25-$50. Call for more information.
  


Upcoming event on September 23, 2017, in Tower City, PA . Come join us for a day each season to explore and walk the labyrinth. This very ancient practice in the church has much to offer us today as we open to the Spirit and walk the way. Show up for one or all four of the days and learn about the tradition, with time for reflection and prayer, and with guidance in the walking.


​​ A Day Praying With Clay

Upcoming event on Friday, October 13, 2017, in Elkton, MD. May your hands be full of clay and your hearts be full of imagination as you enter into this most groundling experience. Work with designs and textures from nature to create objects for your home, for your garden or for personal prayer. Create finger labyrinths, clutching crosses, offering bowls, wall hangings, votive holders and more, as the Potter leads you. Space is limited to 24, so register early
Seeing the Seasons- A Year with Photography as a Contemplative Spiritual Practice

Upcoming event on October 21, 2017 in Moorestown, NJ. In our days together, we will explore the wonders each season reveals about God, ourselves, and our world, as seen through a camera lens. No fancy camera equipment is needed nor any in-depth prior knowledge of photography: just a desire to see more of God's grace and love in each season and each day.
Writing as a Sacred Path

Upcoming event on October 21, 2017 in Carlisle, PA. Join us as we explore the ways the practice of writing can serve as a window- a sacred path- that illuminates how we live as people of faith. The discipline of writing can teach us to pay attention, to listen closely, to risk moving ahead one word at a time into an as yet unknown future.  

Meditation and Motion: Finding Stillness in Movement and Rest

Upcoming event on November 4, 2017, in Lewisburg, PA. This retreat day will offer the opportunity to quiet our minds and bodies. We will experience a way of knowing that goes beyond one's rational understanding and embraces the whole person: mind, heart, and body. This event is suitable for all levels of fitness. The body movements are slow and gentle. Participants ase asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing

Upcoming event on December 2, 2017,  in Lititz, PA.  As we enter the long waiting season of Advent, you are invited to gather with other waiting companions to Be still. Be patient. And expect the Eternal to arrive.... (Psalm 37:7). The day will include a rhythm of gentle facilitation, silence for prayerful reflection, creative engagement with God, group interaction, and one-to-one sharing. 
  

Explore Contemplation and Spiritual Direction

Upcoming event on November 11, 2017, in Gettysburg, PA. Join us for a 'day apart' coupled with an introduction to contemplation and spiritual direction. Leaders will explore with participants the nature of contemplation, the work of spiritual direction, and ways to deepen one's spiritual life.
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"The Oasis Program has offered me a safe and sacred space in which to deepen my inner listening. I have gained valuable resources for opening to God's presence." -Jonathan Shenk (Participant SDSG, 2015-2017)

"I have been soaked in the Spirit, steeped in the study of contemplative practice and spiritualities and filled up with Love at this Oasis!"- Maria Cirillo-Lein (Graduate SDSG, 2015)

Oasis Pilgrimages

2017 Offerings

Oasis has no available spaces for their
2017 pilgrimage to Ireland. Check back
for more offerings later in the year!
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