Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism

About This Center

Gravity grounds social change in contemplative spirituality, to do good better, by facilitating contemplative retreats, spiritual direction, enneagram consultations, and pilgrimage.

Our aim is to support the development of consciousness by making contemplative practices accessible to individuals and communities who care about their spirituality and want to make the world a better place.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska and partner with individuals, faith communities, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

Following are our regular offerings:

Weekly public meditation sit each Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:20pm.

Grounding Retreat each fall.

Deepening Retreat each spring.

Enlightening Retreat each summer.

Spiritual Direction by appointment (phone, skype, or in person).

Enneagram Consultation by appointment (phone, skype, or in person).

         Enneagram Workshops as scheduled.

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  • Amina Mejdoubi   September 05, 2016

      Grounding retreat

    I have had the chance to go to the grounding retreat twice. It is a personal spiritual experience for each one even though you do it with a group of people. I believe the outcome of such experience differs from one person to another. I personally found it to be a life changing experience. In a time when we are literally running to get everything done on our daily lived, the retreat opened my eyes to meditation and stillness which taught me slow down my life and take care of my well being. Since my first retreat, I developed a love for yoga and made it a daily habit. I promised myself to do that for myself every single day. I have been able to serve my community more by taking time off everything and recharging my batteries. The place where the retreat takes place "St, Benedictine center " is breathtaking and calming. This is an experience to have in a lifetime. You will definitely leave with a different and clearer perspective no matter what religion or no religion you have.

  • Angie Winn   August 29, 2016

      Deepening Retreat

    This retreat provided a structured way to rest and connect deeper with the Divine. I thought I needed a retreat like this and I was surprised at how much it will help me on my life-long journey, not just for the weekend.” I highly recommend it for those who want silence and solitude within a supportive community experience.

  • Jared McCloud Spence   August 24, 2016

      A helping hand at loving yourself

    Gravity’s deepening retreat is a true test of self and an imperative exercise in disconnecting from worldly attachments and remembering one’s spirit. In today’s world, we are bombarded with so much noise. It is commitments like these that open our eyes and our minds up to the beautiful truths that lie in silence, solitude and stillness.

  • Danielle Renae   August 23, 2016

      Grounding Retreat- Schuyler, NE

    The leadership of this retreat was so effective. I felt encouraged and empowered as a beginner to contemplative spirituality. I was reintroduced to God and affirmed in my identity as a beloved child of God. The group interaction was beautifully facilitated and allowed for openness and vulnerability. I am very excited to implement these practices and disciplines in my active life.

  • Nikole Lim   August 23, 2016


    This retreat has challenged me to rest – to rest in the presence of God, in security, and in receiving the Divine love that I so often ignore. I needed this to fuel me for the work ahead. I highly recommend Gravity's work and feel that their retreats are so necessary for all—whether you're a leader, professional, or student. Their retreats provide a burst of life for all vocations.

  • Chad Moses   August 23, 2016

      Go...and go again

    I’ve done this retreat twice and I don’t know if I would still be working in the capacity I am without these times which allow for stillness and recharging.

  • Brent Russell Crampton   August 23, 2016

      Get grounded with Gravity

    If Western spirituality has over emphasized the cognitive over the body, Gravity is on the forefront of bringing us back to our center. On the forefront of spirituality that’s reconciling the separation of mind, body, spirit. Practical spirituality for our pluralistic, contemporary society.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I want to deepen my meditation. Jackie

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.