Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan tells the moving story of a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family —a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that their sacred land is threatened.
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. Forgiving is the only way to stop the pain and bring hope to the future.
Friday, July 7. This day-long camp, open to 7-11 year-olds, will be filled with games, exploration, story-telling, hiking, plant identification, and more - all with the intent to connect children with the land. Participants should be ready to learn about themselves and nature, get some exercise, and have lots of fun.
The renowned monk and mystic Thomas Merton helps us deepen into the life of Sophia. In his prose-poem “Hagia Sophia” he offers us the beauty of words to reveal the Wisdom beyond words, Sophia. In this day-long retreat, Paula Hirschboeck will guide us in exploring and practicing each phase of Merton’s experience of Sophia.
"There is too much broken that must be mended, too much hurt we have done to each other that cannot yet be forgiven," writes the poet Denise Levertov. We live in a land that is haunted, where the spirit of past colonial violence and Native dispossession is still present among us. This retreat will explore the "hauntings" of this continent, region and landscape, while delving into practical ways of healing.
Buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit - the "animal God," as it were. Weaving together scripture, theology, philosophy, and personal stories of sacred nature, Wallace will present a model of God in Christianity as a creaturely, avian being who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human, and more-than-human alike.
While yoga started out as an obscure practice thousands of years ago in India, it is now a worldwide phenomenon. But how did yoga make its way out of India? Is yoga appropriate for Christians to practice? Did you know that there are numerous forms of "Christian Yoga" which are now taught around the world?
It can be difficult to 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 for reasons we don't understand. Knowing creative ways to react and respond can make a big difference in the quality of their lives and enhance their on-going relationships with caregivers.