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    • September 01, 2015
    • May 31, 2016
    • Center for Contemplative Living

    Contemplative Living Experience

    Beginning in September 2015, Center for Contemplative Living, 3650 Yates St., Denver

    The Contemplative Living Experience program is built on an established practice of Centering Prayer and provides the guidance and formation to move participants from having a contemplative practice to living a contemplative life. Participants meet one weekend a month for nine months (September through May) on a Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Center. Community support and spiritual enrichment help participants integrate into daily life contemplative practices such as Lectio Divina, the Welcoming Prayer, Discernment, Forgiveness, and Contemplative Service. A Centering Prayer practice and a commitment to attend all sessions are the only requirements to participate. Applications are now being accepted for the sessions beginning September.  The application deadline for the 2015-2016 program is July 1. Information: Julie Saad, 303-619-4426.

    More info and website

    • September 15, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • October 20, 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    Tuesdays, Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th at 9:30-11:30 am OR 6:30-8:30 pm  Fee: $85 includes workbook.

    In six 45-minute conferences (on video), Sister Maria Tasto directs us along the path of becoming who God created each of us to be. Using the lens of Scripture and inspired by the work of Father Thomas Keating, Sister Maria shares wisdom for walking the spiritual journey, encouraging us to deepen our relationship with God and come into the fullness of life.

    Register at online at or e-mail or call 719-633-0655.

    • October 03, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 14, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Creative Life Center at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 6774 West 66th Avenue Arvada, CO 80002


    A rich experience of the Enneagram psychological/spiritual wisdom that brings a fresh outlook to your life through a deep understanding of using the process.
    • Unwrap the gifts the Enneagram brings
    • Look at the teachings of all nine enneatypes through an original blessing lens
    • Discover (or confirm) your enneatype
    The Enneagram is a psychological/spiritual tool to understand yourself and others in deeper and more authentic ways.  It teaches you to be present in the moment and leads you to understanding, comprehension, and compassion.  It celebrates our differences and helps you to identify purpose and possibility.

    This program is right for you—whether this is your first exposure to the Enneagram or you have studied for years.


    Marsha Clark, LMT has been studying and living the Enneagram for over twenty-five years.  It is an integral part of who she is and how she views and moves through the world.  Marsha has taught numerous Enneagram classes and wrote the workbook that will be utilized throughout the program.  She is filled with gratitude for the richness and focus the Enneagram has brought into her life.

    Marsha is a licensed massage therapist, in private practice for thirty-five years.  She is a Reiki master and employs various other energy modalities in her work.  Her work centers on helping those with chronic pain and/or autoimmune issues, lingering grief, and releasing daily stress or powerful dis-stress.  She also assists the dying in their transition from finite to infinite.


    Bring a friend - have fun exploring the Enneagram together and save money too.

    Registration: You - $499  You and a Friend - $749 

    Click here for details and registration

    Information: or www.CreativeLifeCenter/programs

    • October 08, 2015
    • October 22, 2015
    • Institute for Life & Care 7935 E Prentice Ave., Suite 111 Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    THRIVING FROM WITHIN® Foundations Program

    This program combines teaching, group process, experiential activities and personal reflection to familiarize participants with the THRIVING FROM WITHIN® curriculum. This process helps integrate all dimensions of self (Body, Mind, Heart and Soul) in carrying for self and others and is useful for both personal and professional growth.


    Please register for the following:

    Thursdays, Oct 8, 15, & 22, 2015

    $190 (lunch and supplies included)*

    NASW or NBCC Credit as needed (19) add $15

    To register for all programs please visit  or

    contact Shani Jones at 720-506-4215 

    with questions.

    • October 08, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 29, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Creative Life Center at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 6774 West 66th Avenue Arvada, CO 80002


    Four Thursday nights, October 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Expand the quality of your life and what you can achieve by increasing your ability to be happy.  Move beyond research and theory to use and experiment with experiences designed to raise your happiness baseline.  Explore principles of positive psychology at each of the four sessions and then play with specific ways to implement each principle in your life between sessions.  Positive emotions improve thinking, creativity, and problem solving.  Prepare to learn, have fun and become happier!


    Whether coaching, teaching or facilitating, Carol O'Dwyer helps people build on strengths and manage their focus so they can live rich, joyful, creative lives.


    Get in on the happiness!

    Registration: You - $149  You and a Friend - $229 

    Click here for details and registration

    Information: or www.CreativeLifeCenter/programs

    • October 24, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    Retreat Description: 

    Whether in a classroom, family, community, or institution our very presence teaches those around us. Sharing from her new book Teaching - The Sacred Art: The Joy of Opening Minds and Hearts, Jane will discuss and guide you in finding ways to become more intentional and effective in teaching others what you value most.


    The Rev. Jane E. Vennard is Louise Warren Iliff Senior Adjunct Faculty in prayer and spirituality at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M.A. from Stanford University and her M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She was called to a special ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and was ordained in the United Church of Christ. Jane is a spiritual director in private practice, teaches classes in a variety of ecumenical settings, leads retreats internationally, and is the author of numerous articles and seven books. 

    Fee: $50

    Register here.


    • November 05, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • St John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver, CO 80203
    SDCO Presents:
    Kyle Turner
    Creating Space for Pause and Sanctuary: An Introduction to the work and thought of Terry Hershey.
    Terry Hershey will be the featured speaker at the SDCO Annual Conference in January 2016


    Kyle S. Turner, MA, STM, is a pastoral minister, liturgist, and spiritual director with 15+ years of experience working in parish and campus ministry. Kyle has experience as a Director of Worship and Liturgy, with a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and a Master’s Degree of Sacred Theology in Christian Social Ethics from Boston College, and a Post-Masters Certificate in the Practice of Spirituality from Boston College. Kyle is the Founding Director offering spiritual direction, retreats, and consultation to church communities in liturgy, spirituality, and faith formation. Kyle lives with his wife Kristin and daughters Abigail Hope and Siena Grace in Lakewood, CO.

    • Cost: $15 to $35, as you are able. Those who can give more support SDCO scholarships.
    • Information: 720-290-4771 or
    • Registration: Please register online and pay using your credit or debit card.
    • November 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Benet Hill Monastery 3190 Benet Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    Lectio Divina or "divine reading" is an ancient monastic practice is of praying with sacred scripture that dates back before the 6th century. This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Lectio Divina along with some history of the practice. 

    Registration does not include lunch.

    Gathering at 8:30 am          Fee:$40

    More information and online registration

    • November 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • November 15, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • Calvary Baptist Church of Denver, 6500 E. Girard Ave.

    Irish Spirit Weekend

    November 14-15, 2015
    Explore the landscapes of the Irish spiritual tradition
    Experience what happens when spirit meets landscape
    Discover the connection between ecology and spirituality
    Nurture your own creative spirit
    Join Irish guide and ecologist Gerard Clarke for a remarkable celebration of spirit through a Celtic lens at the Irish Spirit Weekend November 14–15, 2015, Calvary Baptist Church of Denver, 6500 E. Girard Ave.
    Sponsored by Illuminated Journeys, The Threshold and Calvary Baptist Church of Denver
    Our Presenter
    Ger Clarke is an expert guide in eco-spirituality, the ancient sacred sites in Ireland including the Hill of Tara and Newgrange, and St.Columban the Irish missionary to medieval Europe.

    Our two days with Ger will focus on ancient Irish spiritual tradition with a special emphasis on the sacred landscapes of Ireland. We'll also mine the spiritual gems of Irish language, music and folklore.
    Details & Registration

    • November 14, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO


    You are invited to take a vacation from the rest of your life and enjoy time looking at your center, the heart of who you are, through contemplative exploration using color and shape.  You naturally knew how to color when you were a child. That wisdom, curiosity and openness are all you need to enjoy this workshop. Come play with big people crayons!


    Suzanne Frazier is a working artist who combines a BFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado with a BA degree in Philosophy from Lake Erie College to create a new approach to art making.


    Come enjoy contemplative, creative play and self-discovery!

    Registration: You - $149  You and a Friend - $229 

    Click here for details and registration

    Information: or www.CreativeLifeCenter/programs

    • December 05, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Creative Life Center at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 6774 West 66th Avenue Arvada, CO 80002


    Those journeying in the wisdom-sharing stage of  life and seeking to live life fully and authentically - like you - are invited to define and explore your own unique, sacred pathways forward.  You will use labyrinths to creatively explore the three paths you walk in life: self, relationship, and community.  Appreciate your own wisdom and let it show you the way to grow and expand naturally!  


    Eva Morrell and Marcia Chadly are the founders of the Creative Life Center.  Marcia is a lover of color, creativity, community, and sacred space.  Eva is a Reiki master and is an enthusiast of movement, music, healing, and nature.


    There is no time like the present to bless yourself with reflection time and space.  Set aside the time on your calendar and reserve your place now.

    Registration: You - $99  You and a Friend - $149 

    Click here for details and registration

    Information: or www.CreativeLifeCenter/programs

    • January 08, 2016
    • January 10, 2016
    • Arvada Center for the Arts

    Find Your Sanctuary: Create places of Rest, Renewal and Refuge with Terry Hershey 

    Everyone has a sanctuary. If only in our mind. Even if we can’t name it, we know of its power. It is a place where you do not owe anyone and where no one owes you.  We are wired to need grounding and renewal and less hurry.  And yet, we make choices—with our time and with our days—that are detrimental to our emotional and spiritual well-being. In sanctuary, we let thislife in. Every bit. In sanctuary we can be wholehearted; whether grief or gladness or sadness or joy. We make space to see and to be seen. We make space to welcome, to offer comfort and hope.

    Terry Hershey is an author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, Sanctuary: Creating Places for Grace in Your Life, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. Most days, you can find Terry out in his garden–on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound—because he believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails.


    Visit for his weekly email newsletter, MP3 downloads, YouTube videos and resources that help us “Do Less and Live More.”

    Stay tuned for more details and registration later in the year. 

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