Retreats

 

Cedarbrake 002Retreats: A time apart with God...

In the midst of our busy lives, it is important to take time apart with God. Like any relationship, our relationship with God is deepened and enriched by some focused, devoted time.

The HoTCO chapter maintains a full offering of retreats ranging from half-day "dips into silence," to two-day commuter retreats where you can sleep at home, to 5 and 10-day residential retreats held at the beautiful Cedarbrake Renewal Center. (A number of the photos used on this website were taken at Cedarbrake.)


2017, 2018 Retreats

Half-day and One-day retreats

The following half-day and one-day retreats will be held at The Church of Conscious Harmony, unless otherwise noted.  Register in person between 8:30-8:50am the day of the retreat.

At the one-day retreats we ask for a $15 suggested Love offering. However, everyone is welcome to come, even if you can't afford the offering. Some retreats are potluck/bring a dish to share for lunch and some are bring a brown bag.

Date Day Time Notes
Nov 11, 2017 Saturday 12:30 - 5:00 1/2 day - $10 suggested love offering
Dec 9 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Jan 13, 2018 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Feb 17* Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Mar 17 Saturday 9:00 - 3:30 United in Prayer Day, $25 suggested donation. To be held at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, lunch provided.
Mar 31 Saturday 8:30 - 12:30 Easter vigil (1/2 day) - $10 suggested love offering
Apr 21 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, brown bag lunch
May 19 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, brown bag lunch
Jun 9 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Jul 14 Saturday 8:30 - 12:30 1/2 day - $10 suggested love offering
Sep 22 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Oct 20 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, brown bag lunch
Nov 10 Saturday 12:30 - 5:00 1/2 day - $10 suggested love offering
Dec 1 Saturday 8:30 - 4:30 $15 suggested love offering, potluck lunch
Dec 15 Saturday 8:30 - 12:30 1/2 day - $10 suggested love offering
* Can be combined with a corresponding 2-day retreat below for a 3-day retreat.

For more information on these retreats, call 512-347-9673.


In-town 2-day Commuter Retreats (retreat in community, sleep at home)

A retreat format for those who can't take a 5-day or 10-day retreat this year. These retreats are held at The Church of Conscious Harmony. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Some retreats may be combined with a one or half day retreat listed above, to create a 3-day centering prayer retreat experience.

Date Day/Time Notes
Feb 18-19* Sunday 8am - 5:30pm;
Monday 7am - 4:30pm
$100 Pre-register w/office; Scholarships available.
May 11-12 Friday 8:30am-5:30pm;
Saturday 7am - 4:30pm
$100 Pre-register w/office; Scholarships available.
Aug 18-19 Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm;
Sunday 8am - 5:30pm
$100 Pre-register w/office; Scholarships available.
* Can be combined with a corresponding 1-day retreat below for a 3-day retreat.

For more information, or to register for any of these retreats, please call 512-347-9673.


 

Multi-day Residential Retreats

The following retreats are held at the Cedarbrake Renewal Center. Click here for a sweet slideshow from one of the retreats.  All meals and lodging will be provided for multi-day retreats.

Date
Days
Notes
Cost*
Deposit*
Dec 1-7 (2017)
7
Advent Retreat. $625 $50
Jan 19-23 
5
Renewal Retreat. $475 $50
Feb 23- Mar 4
10
Lenten Retreat. $875
$100
Jun 15-24
10
Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat (double rooms only).  $775 $100
Jul 27- Aug 1
6
Centering Prayer Retreat.  $545 $50
Sep 14-19
6
Centering Prayer Retreat with conferences on the Welcoming Prayer. $545 $50
Nov 30- Dec 6
7
Advent Retreat. $675 $50

 

                             Types of retreats

All of our retreats are Centering Prayer retreats. Centering Prayer retreats are for anyone who has completed the Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop or who otherwise has a Centering Prayer practice.

Intensive Centering Prayer retreats are for people who have an established 6+ month Centering Prayer practice, and who feel a longing to deepen their relationship with God through an extended time of silence and prayer. It is not necessary to have attended shorter-duration retreats before attending a 7-day or 10-day intensive.

Our intensive retreats are structured for people who have not formerly completed a 10-day retreat, or for those who wish to deepen or renew their understanding of Fr. Keating's model of the Spiritual Journey.  In addition to the periods of Centering Prayer, retreatants will view and discuss some of Fr. Keating's Spiritual Journey video tapes each day.

Advanced Centering Prayer retreats are for people who have formerly completed a 10-day intensive retreat, and wish to study Fr. Keating's advanced video tapes while on retreat. This is a wonderful way to be exposed to Fr. Keating's most recent teachings.

Post intensive retreats are for people who have cultivated a taste for silence and are looking for increased periods of Centering Prayer, silence and solitude while on retreat.  Post intensive applicants must have formerly completed a 10-day intensive retreat. 

 

* Registration, deposits, cancellation & rooms

A deposit is required to register for & reserve a space at any retreat. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations within 30 days of the retreat will incur a deduction from your deposit/payment of whatever charges are incurred resulting from the late cancellation. 

Rooms will be double occupancy with a private bath, as a general rule. If single rooms are available at the time of the retreat, they will be made available, at extra cost, to post intensive and advanced retreatants and then others on a first-to-register and request a single room basis.

Costs may change during the calendar year, reflecting housing and food costs

Scholarships are available upon request.

To register for any of these retreats, please call 512-347-9673.

Any questions on retreat content, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Co-Coordinators Heart of Texas chapter of Contemplative Outreach.