Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Thomas Merton’s Final Years (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
The great monk, mystic, and writer Thomas Merton lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 20th century. But of all the years he lived, his last - 1968 - may have been his most wide-ranging and fascinating. During our time together we'll explore the amazing life of Thomas Merton, with special attention to his final year.
Advent Book Discussion: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr (Zoom)
In this New York Times bestseller, Richard Rohr has drawn on scripture, history, and spiritual practice to articulate a profound and transformative view of Jesus Christ. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe is a landmark book from one of our most important spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.
The Secret Indigenous Life of Christmas Trees (via Zoom)
The Christmas tree is one of the most recognizable and beloved religious symbols in North America. It also has surprising Indigenous connections.
Sacred Land – Wild Church: Winter Solstice (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UPCOMING WEATHER
Thomas Merton’s Final Year (Zoom)
The great monk, mystic, and writer Thomas Merton lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 20th century. But of all the years he lived, his last - 1968 - may have been his most wide-ranging and fascinating.
Decolonizing Together: A Spirituality of Repair & Kinship (Zoom)
This webinar will delve into complex topics of land acknowledgments, cultural appropriation, respect and relationship-building, reparations, practical strategies for white settlers to work for justice, and more.
Lead, Sugar, Furs, and Women: Why the 19th Century Upper Mississippi Region Matters (Zoom)
In the Upper Mississippi Valley, Native Americans and immigrants worked together, married, and fought during the early 19th century. Native women were central to the important fur trading, lead mining, and maple sugaring activities of the region.
2023 Native Book Discussion Series: Becoming Kin (Zoom)
Through six books over twelve months, this book discussion series is an invitation to deeply engage with wisdom, pain, challenge, tragedy, beauty, history, land, and much more through the words of Native women. The first book is Patty Krawec's, "Becoming Kin."
Legacy of Agriculture at Sinsinawa: 175 Years of Farming 1847-2022 (Zoom)
Farming has been a way of life at the Mound since 1847, when Father Samuel Mazzuchelli founded the order of Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. This talk will walk you through the past legacy of farming at Sinsinawa and explore where the future of farming is taking us.
Wild Hearts: A Celtic Cosmology (Zoom) CANCELLED
At the heart of a Celtic cosmology is a deep knowing of our interconnection with nature as sacred relationship. That the human and other-than-human are intertwined, morphing and shapeshifting. That death is not the end, but is simply part of life in different form.
Canvas Painting: Bird Silhouette (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Sarah Barnes will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your family and friends for an enjoyable and creative morning!
Forest Ecology Walk (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Birds, bugs, and beauty galore! Find all this and more at the Mound this winter season. Come join us to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless.
Black Land Matters (Zoom)
At this crucial racial moment it is important that all of us grapple with the connections between history, racism, land, food, Black-led agrarian projects, and possibilities for reparations.
The Wisdom of Wendell Berry: Place, Race, & Hope (Zoom)
Wendell Berry is one of our most lyrical, passionate, and important prophets writing today on issues of place, land, responsibility, hope, and health.
Ho-Chunk Through Story (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Join us as we welcome Andi Cloud, Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member and storyteller. Andi will share the Ho-Chunk culture with stories from life and from centuries of oratory tradition. We will gather outdoors around the fire.
Wheel of Time: Seasonal Festivals, Community Life & Personal Growth (Zoom)
Join us for a conversation between Thoreau College director Jacob Hundt and Sinsinawa Mound’s Eric Anglada for a wide-ranging conversation that will cover seasonal observances from different faith perspectives, possibilities for creating learning opportunities around the wheel of the year, and different practices for creating community and alternative education, and more!
A History of Common Vegetables (Zoom)
Have you ever looked at a potato and wondered how such a humble spud made its way into cuisine around the world? Join us and learn all about where your food really comes from and how humans domesticated and distributed some of the most common vegetables we consume today.
An Evening With the Poetry of Mary Oliver (Zoom)
Mary Oliver, probably the most popular American poet of the last 25 years, explores through her poetry the natural and spiritual worlds in ways that amaze, puzzle, engage, and intrigue her readers. Join us for a lively conversation around a diverse group of her poems!
Journaling: The Journey Inward (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Our unconscious is like the bulk of a huge iceberg whose small tip is all we see. Ever want to go deeper? Journaling is a good way. Whether it is new to you or a continuation of past practice, come and share the experience with us!
Wild Church: Spring Equinox (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this inclusive, outdoor gathering is centered on honoring this day of equal light and dark - the sacred time of Spring Equinox on the sacred land of Sinsinawa Mound.