EVENTS

Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.

Natura Divina – Wild Church: All Hallows Eve

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this outdoor, ecumenical gathering is centered on  honoring the sacred time of All Hallows Eve, All Saints, and All Souls, as well as situating ourselves within the wider community of Creation.

On the Threshold of 3 Strokes: A Simple Practice for Visual Journaling & Reflection (via Zoom)

Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1
This 3-part series involves combining lines and words. Similar to Chinese brush painting, we will create 3 effortless strokes, to evoke the essence of the 3-line verses that will emerge. Attendance at the 3 sequential sessions will enable the process to unfold. Participants will playfully engage their imagination using with words and their “inner” vision to give expression to the simple brush stroke images.

REGISTER $75.00

Tree Ecology: Conduits to the Creator

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

This two-hour, outdoor treewalk, led by horticulturalist and Sinsinawa Associate Tim McAndrews, will be an educational and contemplative look into the natural world of Sinsinawa Mound, with attention to the inter-relationships between the plants, animals, humans, and the rest of the creatures that make up this community of life.

REGISTER $20.00

Wood Painting: Snowman

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint this snowman on wood. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out! 

REGISTER $40.00

Meeting Alzheimer’s: The Art and Science of Creative Dementia Caregiving – For Families, Friends, and Informal Caregivers

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

It can be difficult to understand, communicate and connect with people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. They may say or do things that don’t make sense, or they may become upset or angry. Finding creative ways to react and respond can make a big difference in the quality of their lives and enhance on-going relationships.

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

REGISTER $50.00

Remembering Our Loved Ones at Holiday Time

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

This ecumenical memorial service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree. This service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual.

Canvas Painting: Santa

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out! 

Natura Divina – Wild Church: Winter Solstice

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this ecumenical gathering is centered on  honoring the sacred time of Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year.

No Unsacred Places: Berry, Levertov, and Merton

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

In 1967, three of the most important ecological writer-activists of the 20th century met as friends on the grounds of the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky: farmer Wendell Berry (1934-), poet Denise Levertov 1923-1997), and monk Thomas Merton (1916-1968). During this retreat, we will contemplatively explore the intertwining lives of the three, delving into their poetry and prose, with specific attention to their engagement with the land.

REGISTER $50.00

Joy of Forgiveness

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

There's never been a better time to remove the barriers to a healthy, productive life! Even though people have hurt you and you cannot forget it, you can be free from grudges, resentment, self-defeating habits, and negative feelings.

REGISTER $75.00

Yoga Retreat: The Interaction of Prayer with Meditation

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa

As we move through life we sometimes pray half-heartedly. Are these prayers heard? Do they matter? Sometimes we wonder how to pray. Are there special words or ways that work better? Then there is meditation, what does that have to do with praying?

REGISTER $125.00

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824
608-748-4411

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