Upcoming Programs

Oasis Moves to Kirkridge

Two key Oasis training programs will be held in the Pocono Mountains of PA
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Exciting news from Oasis! Beginning this fall, the home for our Spiritual Direction and Deepening Year training programs becomes Kirkridge Retreat Center (kirkridge.org), outside of Stroudsburg, PA, just off of Interstate 80.
We share much in common with Kirkridge going back to our earliest years with their founder, John Oliver Nelson, being a friend of Kent Groff’s and an early Oasis board member.   Our Director of Training and Program, Glenn Mitchell writes: "I think this is a relationship that can be mutually beneficial to both of our missions. The site is beautiful, rustic, quiet, and their Celtic connection through the years is in the architecture, the stones, the silence and the air. I sense it will be a great place for our participants to learn and retreat...We’ve called Kenbrook home for 17 years but now, as that door closes, I celebrate the rightness of calling Kirkridge our new home."
Please help to spread the word! Our programs are now accepting registrations for the Fall... discounts before May 31!
Phone: 717.737.8222  to register or for more information

Price: Free Event




Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kirkridge
May 5, 2014

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Price: $29.68

Date: May 5, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Seasons of Transition: A Seasonal Series of Courage and Renewal Retreats

Jean Richardson & Mardi Tindal
May 6-8, 2014
Sept. 16-18, 2014
January 20-22, 2015
May 5-7, 2015

Looking for support as you enter into or emerge from a time of transition in your life? This retreat series asks that all participants commit to four retreats over a period of a year. This gift of time enables us to find a rhythm of life together, to develop trusting relationships with the result that each participant is deeply supported as he or she lives into a new wholeness for life and work.

Cost $425 per retreat includes double occupancy room, board and tuition



Price: $425.00

Date: May 6, 2014

Available Spaces: 991

Intergenerational Wisdom: Occupy Spirituality and Revolutionize Your Life, Church, and Community

Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko
May 16-18, 2014

 We are currently feeling the need for a spirituality that no longer hides our contemplatives in comfortable monasteries, but instead recognizes that we are all called to be mystics and prophets at once. This new spirituality integrates contemplation with activism and prophetic witness on behalf of justice and compassion, deals with the transformation of the whole-person, Integrates spiritual practices from various traditions and emphasizes the need for intergenerational

Cost $395  includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $395.00

Date: May 16, 2014

Available Spaces: 997

The Golden Path: Sufism & Enlightenment

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
May 30-June 1, 2014

Over millennia, the Golden Path or Superhighway to God has had many names; at various times, called the Original Religion, Primordial Tradition, the Secret Teaching, Way of the Heart and Perennial Philosophy. For followers, it is the inner core of religious teaching, experiential and life changing.

Cost $355 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $355.00

Date: May 30, 2014

Available Spaces: 999

It’s Time. Re-shaping Christian Theology and Spirituality.

Michael Morwood
June 2-8, 2014

It’s Time. There is much to let go of and much to be reclaimed if Christian prayer and spirituality are to resonate with our twenty-first century understanding of the universe and with belief that the Divine Presence is active everywhere. The retreat will focus on bringing our understanding of Jesus and his insights into harmony with this understanding.

Cost $665  includes single occupancy room, board and tuition. Call for double occupancy rate

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Price: $665.00

Date: June 2, 2014

Available Spaces: 17

Allies in Recovery

Mike Lew and Thom Harrington

Mike Lew and Thom Harrigan

June 6-8, 2014

This weekend retreat offers a safe, encouraging environment of healing for couples where one or both of the partners is a non-offending survivor of child abuse, rape, physical violence, and/or emotional abuse. All couples in committed relationships are welcome.

Cost $650 per couple  includes room, board and tuition

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Price: $650.00

Date: June 6, 2014

Available Spaces: 998

Kindling Creativity: Connecting with self, others, and God through Creativity, the Arts, and the Ima

June 10-12, 2014
Aletheia Schmidt  and Heather Westbrook

Explore, express, and engage in a meaningful, fun, and messy time of communing around the intersection of faith and the arts. In a safe and loving space participants will be invited to individually and collectively pay attention to what’s going on interiorly as well as to the movement of God through the medium of the arts, creativity, and the imagination.

Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition.

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Price: $365.00

Date: June 10, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Conversations with Simone Campbell

Sr. Simone Campbell
June 20-22, 2014

Be part of the great conversation at Kirkridge! Dialogue with Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, D.C. – and leader of "Nuns on the Bus." Hear how this group of Catholic sisters and allies made history in 2012 as they traveled the country by tour bus, dropping in on towns to spotlight growing poverty in America and to protest a federal budget proposal to slash domestic programs like food stamps and Social Security.

$365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $365.00

Date: June 20, 2014

Available Spaces: 998

New Vision for the Iona Community

Peter Macdonald
June 27-29, 2014

Join us for a three day retreat with Rev. Peter Macdonald, current leader of the Iona Community, as he shares the vision for the Community going into the future. New approaches to family groups beyond the British Isles, a return to an emphasis on ministry in Glasgow and the challenges and joys of upgrading buildings and programs on the Island of Iona.

Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $365.00

Date: June 27, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: the Journey to the Undivided Life

Jean Richardson and Sally Hare
uly 25-27, 2014


What does it mean to let the beauty we love be what we do, to tallow our gifts to be the work we do in the world?  What is the beauty we love?  Have we moved so far from our own heart and spirit that we no longer even know? How do we remember that which has always been there – our seeds of true self, our gifts and shadows?  As we choose to live an undivided life, how do we move into what’s next with intention and attention?

Cost $425 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition. Call for single occupancy information.

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Price: $425.00

Date: July 25, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Leaping Upon the Mountains

Mike Lew and Thom Harrigan
August 1-3, 2014

This retreat is for non-offending adult male survivors of abuse who are actively engaged in recovery work. A variety of activities to promote healing will include shared stories, writing, anger work, small group discussion, and relaxation, all in a safe and supportive environment.

A letter of recommendation from a therapist must accompany the registration form/deposit. The registration deadline for this event is July 18.

Cost $380 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $380.00

Date: August 1, 2014

More than a Spoonful of Sugar: Healing and Praying with Mary Poppins

Cindy Garis
August 4-6, 2014

Sometimes the most ordinary, simple things can help us draw toward the Holy. Come play and pray together as we let the wonder and wisdom prompted in Mary Poppins shape our time together.  While it won’t be all parasols and parrots, Poppins will help us to pray our possibilities, perspective, priorities, promises, power and passion.

Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $365.00

Date: August 4, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Re-envisioning the Second Half of Life

Michael and Maris Morwood
September 19-21, 2014

Does your faith-life resonate with your inner wisdom and personal insights? This retreat is an invitation to people in the second half of life to explore the source of their faith in the context of their lived experience.

$365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition.

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Price: $365.00

Date: September 19, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Living the Questions that Poetry Invites Us To Explore

Kathleen Glaser, Michael S. Glaser and
Jean Richardson
October 17-19, 2014

 As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke suggests, good questions have a delicate life of their own.  They urge us to consider, among other things, our dreams and choices, our gifts and our responsibilities.   The design of this weekend will be to provide a nurturing and safe community in which we are invited to
recognize and open ourselves to those significant questions we are often too busy to hear.

Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $365.00

Date: October 17, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Waking Up To Hope

Cindy Barg
Nov 14-16, 2014

Some of the most profound lessons are from the teachings of grief and pain. As we slowly peel away the layers of our projections, and undress our minds, compassion allows us to rekindle our spirits. Please come join me in this beautifully, supportive, safe & loving retreat that will focus on how struggle is a process from spiritual emptiness to spiritual wisdom, with hope being the end result.

Cost $365 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

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Price: $365.00

Date: November 14, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Kirkridge Retreat Center

2495 Fox Gap Road

Bangor, PA 18013



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