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A Sacred Pause: Silent Wisdom Retreat

July 11 - July 15

A Sacred Pause Silent Wisdom Retreat: A curated retreat for contemplatives under 50

Presented by the Mercy Center Centering Prayer Wisdom Program

In a society bombarded with the allure of external validation and perpetual striving, we often find ourselves caught in the relentless pursuit of relevance, accomplishment, and fleeting happiness. Yet, amidst this tumult, there exists a timeless wisdom that transcends the ephemeral promises of the world—a wisdom that beckons us to turn inward, to listen to the Holy One’s heart in the depths of our being.

Drawing from the insights of contemplatives, mystics, and Wisdom teachers, this retreat offers a space to pause together with others to engage contemplative wisdom practices and inner exploration. Inspired by the teachings of luminaries such as Thomas Keating, Henri Nouwen and Cynthia Bourgeault, we embark on a transformative journey to recalibrate our gaze, redirecting it from the external trappings of success to the quiet rhythm of the heart, our organ of spiritual senses.

Throughout our time together, we will engage a rhythm of guided discussions, contemplative practices, and silent reflection that cultivates the inner postures of surrender and receptivity. At the heart of this retreat lies a profound invitation—to unravel the layers of conditioning that bind us, to relinquish the need for control, and to trust in the unfolding of life.

Join us on this sacred journey of profound surrender to the wisdom that resides within. Come tap into a deep wellspring of resilience and inner peace, unveiling the essence of our true nature. Together, let us embrace the transformative power of contemplation.

Event Details

Where: Onsite at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA

When: July 11 @ 5:30 pm with dinner —July 15 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Facilitated by: Heather Ruce & Colleen Thomas

Find out more about this retreat and register here.


July 11
July 15
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