Retreats

The Mystic Path and Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Kayleen Asbo
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Online Retreat Series with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.
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10:30 am – 12 pm
Season and Multi-date List
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16

A Sequence of Six Sessions

T.S. Eliot, considered by many the most influential poet of the 20th Century, was also an essayist, literary critic, and playwright. The influences of Dante, Beethoven, and his own ever-deepening spirituality, will become apparent as we explore his poetry which reveals his mystical understanding of the human condition and humanity’s progress. Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D., will ably lead us in exploring Eliot’s gifts and insights, allowing us to come to our own. The series of six sessions will bring us in touch with some of his most famous works, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Wasteland, and the Four Quartets. Recordings of the sessions will be available to participants following the sessions as well.

Retreat leader Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D., interdisciplinary scholar, musician, and writer, teaches at the Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as in bay area Osher Life Long Learning Institutes. She also serves as the Creative and Artistic Director for the Mythica Foundation for Contemplation and the Arts. Visit her website for more information, www.kayleenasbo.com

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Fee: $150 for the series of six sessions

Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford
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Speak Beauty to Power
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February 11-14, 2021
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Thursday evening to Sunday noon

Poet, author, teacher Kim Stafford returns to lead our contemplative writing retreat. His invitation to “speak beauty to power” may be the transformative energy we all need as we spring forward into recovery from Covid-19 and the destructive energies of political strife. Kim reminds us, Earth calls for testimony, but not stridency. In poetry and episodic prose, we will forge testimony to protect places we love, and sustain the planet, with utterance kin to natural beauty. As a river testifies, so shall we—flow, light, grace. As a tree testifies, so shall we—a lofty intelligence, rooted in fact. The loud conversations of our time require winsome witness for the wild world. After writing together, we will explore ways to make our witness public.

Kim Stafford is poet laureate of Oregon and teaches writing locally and internationally. He is the Artist in Residence and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Kim is a regular retreat presenter at Santa Sabina. 

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Fee: $200

Doorways to the Sacred

Santa Sabina Center Doorway
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Online Retreat Series — Interviews with Spiritual teachers from Santa Sabina Center
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Tuesdays
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10:30 am – 12 pm
Season and Multi-date List
February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23


Many visitors to Santa Sabina find the countless doorways open to more than space and beauty, they open the visitors to their own sacred exploration. Honoring the enumerable pathways to spiritual awareness and awakening, Sr. Pat Farrell engaged in dialogue with a number of the spiritual teachers who bring their groups to the Center. A leading question for these interviews was, how is your personal path currently supporting you during the challenges brought to us by the pandemic? So much more emerged during these dialogues. 

We are honored by the free-will offering of the time and reflections of our guest teachers – Richard Miller, Gangaji, Russell Delman, Jeanne Rosenblum and Jude Siciliano, OP. Please join us. Not only will you delight in the exchanges, but your participation will also be of financial support to Santa Sabina as we try to maintain our space until we can reopen.

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Fee: $25 per session; $100 for the series of five sessions

Online Contemplative Retreat with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

Kayleen Asbo
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Claiming Our Inner Light and Truth: Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena
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March 11–14, 2021
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Thursday evening to Sunday noon

How do we marry action and contemplation in a way that serves the world and yet nourishes our own hearts? How can we find the inner strength to claim our voice, even when it is at odds with what we have been taught to expect? How can we stand with courage and conviction to speak truth to power and change the world? In this four-day retreat, we focus on the lives and legacies of three of the most important women in history who defied societal expectations to become spiritual leaders and teachers.

We will encounter Mary Magdalene, the First Apostle, revered for her capacity for love and compassion; Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, whose refusal to be either a married woman or a cloistered nun opened the way for Third Order Dominicans; and Hildegard of Bingen, 12th century Benedictine Abbess, composer, theologian, natural medicine healer and visionary artist. Each one of them lived lives rooted in deep contemplative practice and yet were emboldened to go forth into the world to challenge the prejudices and injustices in their communities.

Join cultural historian, musician and spiritual director Kayleen Asbo for a four-day retreat saturated with art and music that weds contemplative spiritual practices(chant, guided journaling, earth mandala making, lectio divina and visio divina) with the fascinating stories of these revolutionary women who will inspire us to claim our own inner light in service to the world.

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Fee: $200

Online Retreat with Pat Farrell, OP

Pat Farrell, OP
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Laudato Sí and Beyond
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