CLASSES, GROUPS, & RETREATS
2023 Classes & Groups
**New Link for Centering Prayer Community**
Join us any Friday morning from 9:00-10:00am CST for 20 minutes of Centering Prayer followed by Lectio Divina with selections from a Sacred text, poem, song, &/or piece of art.
Note: Beginning August 4th, we will no longer be using Zoom but will gather through Kajabi Communities which powers our website. When you sign up for The Centering Prayer Community, you will receive information on how to easily log in from your computer or phone.
Calendar for Lectio, Visio, & Audio Divina (reading, looking, & listening with the eyes & ears of the heart):
January 13th-February 17th: The Cloud of Unknowing
February 24th-April 7th: The Book of Proverbs
April 14th-June 9th: Tao Te Ching
June 16th- July 28th: The Book of Ecclesiastes
August: Poems & Blessings by Mary Oliver, Kei Miller, John O’Donohue, & Kate Bowler
September: Art & Words by St. Hildegard of Bingen
October 6th-Nov. 17th: The Book of Job
November 24th-December 29th: The Gospels with art & music by various artists
Wisdom Tree Collective 6-Week Dream Group
In dreams, God offers us wild and holy Wisdom for daily living. In a dream group, we share our dreams, explore their layered meanings, and work, play, and pray with symbols in the lively, soulful practice of dreamwork.
Intrigued? Watch our seminar on Intro to Working with Dreams! You’ll learn why dreamwork is soulwork, and you’ll practice four simple ways to engage with your own dreams.
This online group begins Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00-7:30pm CST and meets the following Tuesdays:
October 10 and 24
November 7 and 21
The facilitator is Laura Huff Hileman, a Wisdom Tree Collective mentor and certified dreamworker & spiritual director at Fire by Night Dreamwork.
The dream group is limited to 6 participants.
Fee is $210 (=$35/session for 6 90-minute sessions)
“Journey into Silence with Thomas Merton”
A Silent Retreat with Wisdom Tree Collective
October 19-22, 2023
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going..." -Thomas Merton
Sometimes having no idea where you are going is exactly where you need to be!
Silence and solitude allow space to rest your body, mind, and soul then open your eyes and see…
Enjoy the beautiful grounds and the hospitality of the Sisters of Saint Benedict (which includes good food!). Explore the sunken garden, walk the labyrinth, watch the turtles in the lake from the wrought iron swing or the clouds drift by from a rocking chair. Take a nap or a hike, sit under an ancient tree or try a new way of prayer. Let the words of 20th c. theologian, scholar, activist, mystic, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton companion you. Discover how the Sacred Presence is speaking when you pause your busyness and listen.
A simple candlelight service will walk us into the Silence after dinner on Thursday.
Facilitator: Kasey Hitt, M.Div., spiritual director, co-founder of and instructor for Wisdom Tree Collective
Time: 2pm on October 19th - 2pm (Central Time) on October 22nd
Place: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Alabama
Fee: $525 (includes private room & bathroom, 9 meals, retreat materials, and 2 sessions of spiritual direction with either Kasey or Sr. Mary McGehee)
Bring: A list of how to pack & prepare for this retreat will be emailed to you
Limited to 12 people.