Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Art Gallery Exhibit: Getting Lost in Driftless Beauty (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Acrylics by Jenna Lueck
Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glass Art Class: Garden Stakes (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Get ready for a beautiful garden this summer. Students will make 3 garden stakes out of glass which will be attached to a metal stake for indoor or outdoor use.
Glass Art Class: Wall Hanging & Soap Dish (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Design your own coordinating floral soap dish and wall hanging using a paint and frit technique. Choose a floral design or be creative and make a design of your own.
Kiss the Ground: A Spirituality & Ethic of the Garden (Zoom)
Our spirituality and responsibility to the world must begin with an awareness that we are a part of - not apart from - the living world. The garden is the model for understanding who we are as humans within sacred ground.
From Nowhere to Now Here (Zoom)
Have you ever apologized because your mind or your heart was ‘somewhere else’ than where your body was at the time? When we’re pulled in many directions, we can feel like we’re in the ‘middle of nowhere’.
Native Book Discussion: Solar Storms: A Novel (Zoom)
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.
Wood Painting: Spring Wreath (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Sarah Barnes will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on wood. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your family and friends for an enjoyable and creative morning!
Healing Haunted Histories: Re-Member, Re-Story, & Restore (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
We live amid a time of great loss and upheaval. The roots of our challenges - as well as the path toward healing - lie in the way we understand our relationships within ourselves, within our families, within our spiritual traditions, within the community of creation, and within the ongoing realities of colonialism.
Arbor Day Hike (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Trees, trees, trees! Come celebrate Arbor Day at the Mound with a lovely hike through our forests discussion the arboreal giants that live among us. This is an outdoor activity and we will be hiking on and off trail so be sure to bring sturdy hiking boots and weather appropriate clothing.
Joy of Forgiveness (on site) back for the third timeSinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
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.
“Neutral Ground” Native Lands Tour (off site)
Story lives in place. In this Native Lands Tour we'll travel to a number of sites around Fayette, Iowa where the Ho-Chunk were forced during the so-called "neutral ground" period of the 19th century.
Legacy of Agriculture at Sinsinawa (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
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.
Sinsinawa Mound Market (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Join us for our first market of the season! Held at our farm at 2551 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI every fourth Wednesday through September from 4-7 p.m.
Spring Forest Bathing (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Join us at the Mound for a spring Forest Bathing experience where we bathe in the good medicine of Mother Earth. Nature and Forest Therapy, also called Forest Bathing, is a slow, sensory focused walk with the land. There are two options; 10 a.m. to 12 noon or 2-4 p.m.
Labyrinth Retreat: Scattering Loving-Kindness; Here, There and Everywhere! (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
We remain in an on-going time when the peoples of our world struggle with uncertainty in meeting basic needs of food, water, air, and shelter. With intention, we will plant “seeds of compassion” to nurture and grow in a posture of loving kindness as we walk the labyrinth using the Metta prayer as a focus and companion for the day.
Forest Ecology Hike (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
Birds, bugs, and beauty galore! Find all this and more at the Mound this spring season. Come join us to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless.
Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
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.
Native Book Discussion: Angeline Boulley (Ojibwe), Firekeeper’s Daughter: A Novel (Zoom)
"Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, writes from a place of love for her community and shares some key teachings from her culture, even mixing languages within the context of the story."
Organ Concert: Sebastian Heindl (on site)Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI
When well-respected musical masters experience a young performer and are aghast, astonished, and delighted by the level of technical ability and sheer artistry they see and hear, one pays close attention to their words of praise. The mind-boggling technical wizardry and kaleidoscopic tonal inventiveness exhibited by this German organist compelled the jury of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, in deliberations which took under 30 minutes, to unanimously name him the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize Winner.
Wild Church: Summer Solstice (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 the longest day of the year - the sacred time of Summer Solstice on the sacred land of Sinsinawa Mound.