Deepening retreats are designed for people who are acquainted with the history and methodology of contemplative spirituality, have a daily prayer sit practice (like centering prayer) and who desire to deepen their practice. Though people who are new to a sitting practice are also very welcome and will find the retreat helpful.
Retreatants gather together for approximately 8, 20-minute silent prayer sits and 3 yoga sessions. Sits are separated by a meditative walk, healthy meals, yoga practice, prayer with the monks, and solitude for personal rest and reflection.
Deepening retreats give participants the opportunity to exercise significant amounts of solitude, silence and stillness within a supportive community; bringing more integration to the contemplative and active dimensions of life and faith.
Retreatants leave Deepening retreats rooted in their spirituality and able to draw from a deeper well as they engage their active life.
We look forward to sharing sacred space with you.
More information and a link for registration can be found here.
This is a private Grounding Retreat for the Upper Room faith community.
Grounding retreats are helpful for people who are new to contemplative spirituality. But whether you are a beginner or have been on the contemplative path for a long while, this retreat will root your soul more deeply in the ground of being. Experienced contemplatives know that we always remain a beginner in the unfolding path of reality.
Drawing from the Christian contemplative tradition, retreatants explore history, methodology and practice, have the opportunity to debrief experiences of contemplative prayer, and discover implications for daily life and faith.
Retreatants leave Grounding retreats more centered and grounded in their identity, with a deeper understanding for how to integrate their inner life of contemplation with their outer life of activity.
If you would like Phileena to host a private retreat for your community, please click here to complete the host invitation form.
The Sacred Enneagram
& Christian Contemplative Spirituality
Join Phileena & Chris Heuertz For
A Special Retreat At
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre
*prices vary, please click links above for more details
Whether you consider yourself a spiritual seeker and brand new to this content, or well-versed and full of faith, we expect this weekend will be fruitful for you.
Join us for this special weekend focusing on the Enneagram and Christian Contemplative Spirituality with Chris & Phileena Heuertz.