Tacoma Washington

  • Friday Harbor Washington Friday Harbor Washington
    Ongoing package (4 days)
    Savour a relaxing, nourishing, personal retreat on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State and learn how to be healthy for the rest of your life.This very special experience gives you the opportunity to remove all distractions and focus solely on learning the step-by-step process to aging vibrantly. In this total immersion program, you learn to embrace healthy lifestyle habits that stick.In…
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Expectation is the theme for the guided meditation time, retreat handouts, and reflective time to prepare your heart for this Advent time. Pay attention to how God comes into your life in this retreat and what you are invited to wake up to for this coming year. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.
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  • Paul W. Jacob (Jake)

    Paul W. Jacob (Jake)
    Paul W. Jacob (Jake)
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Nov 23, 2019 (1 day)
    Thomas Merton went on a unique spiritual journey, and he left a detailed record of it. We will reflect on various stages of his path and important themes in his writings. Using Thomas Merton as our guide, participants will contemplate where they are currently at on their own spiritual journeys.
  • Stephanie Prima

    Stephanie Prima
    Stephanie Prima
    Your guide
    Friday Harbor Washington Friday Harbor Washington
    Ongoing package (3 days)
    Savor a fun, nourishing weekend on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State in this informative program to embrace healthy cooking and eating habits. In today's busy world, mealtimes can often be more of a hassle or burden than a time of enjoyment.Maybe you find yourself spending money on take-out more than you want because you're always pressed for time. Or maybe you get home and stand in…
  • Stephanie Prima

    Stephanie Prima
    Stephanie Prima
    Your guide
    Friday Harbor Washington Friday Harbor Washington
    Ongoing package (3 days)
    Savour a peaceful, nourishing, personal retreat on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State in this highly supportive program to embrace healthy lifestyle habits that stick. Hi there! I'm Stephanie Prima. I work with people who are beginning to feel the pain of aging and are afraid of that slippery slope. I help them age with less pain and the energy of a much younger person - their…
  • St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Ongoing
    Private retreats are unguided and flexible to your schedule.  We ask that if you are new to The Spirituality Center that you arrive M-F before 4:00pm to receive a tour.  Tours may be available on Saturday and Sunday during limited hours. Retreatants are offered the option of praying the Liturgy of the Hours with the Community. Meals, which are included in your room fee, may be taken with the…
  • Katherine Rickert

    Katherine Rickert
    Katherine Rickert
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Dec 14, 2019 (1 day)
    We will use silence, reflection and conversation with the Book of Ruth as a lens and guide to encourage faith sharing and deepen our context of a disrupted world. The unexpected branches of the Jesse Tree give courage and hope to those past and present who live with challenges of division and displacement.
  • St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Ongoing
    Time away is important for our spiritual selves. When we take the time to deepen our faith and our relationship with God, we become better people and a stronger congregation. A silent retreat is purposeful discipline. Groups that have worked with us have provided a teaching at the introduction of the retreat, released the group to spend time on their own, and ended with a time for sharing…
  • St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Ongoing
    Our conference rooms are available to 501(c)(3) non-profit groups such as government, school, and church groups. We are available for daytime group use Monday through Saturday. Our monastic grounds are quiet, peaceful and green with trees and other plants. Since January 2007, our monastic grounds have been smoke-free; you’ll enjoy breathing our fresh air. We compost food and brown paper, and…
  • St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Ongoing
    Spiritual Direction in the Christian tradition might be defined as “the practice of listening with another in a prayerful relationship in order to more clearly hear and experience the movement of God in one’s life.” It is a way of extending that "sustaining, welcoming environment" within a one-on-one relationship. It is a dynamic process where one can listen to self in order to reflect on…
  • Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening. Terrence McKenna
  • St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Ongoing
    We also offer day retreats which generally last from 9:00AM-5:00PM.  You will have a room to stay in and access to the Library, Center kitchen, and walking trails. Lunch is provided at no extra charge. You may wish to stay for dinner for an added fee. We invite you to register now, however we cannot guarantee that space will be available for your desired stay dates.  Someone from our office will…
  • Paul W. Jacob (Jake)

    Paul W. Jacob (Jake)
    Paul W. Jacob (Jake)
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Jan 3 - 5, 2020 (3 days)
    Now that the holiday season has passed, you are invited to celebrate the New Year with the Beloved. Our guides into the depths of our hearts will be Christian mystics like Meister Eckhart, Jan Van Ruusbroec, and Thomas Merton; Sufi poets such as Rumi and Hafez; and Krishna and Arjuna from the Hindu holy book, The Bhagavad Gita. Our time together can create deep community and expand your awareness…
  • Carlos Herrera

    Carlos Herrera
    Carlos Herrera
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Jan 14 - Mar 10, 2020 (57 days)
    Modern Mystics is a contemplative book group in which we will read and discuss books by both modern and classical mystics. If you enjoy learning from and reading works by mystics such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, Ilia Delio, Thic Nhat Hanh, Tielhart de Chardin, Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Caussade, The Cloud of Unknowing, Rumi, Rilke, etc., this might be the…
  • Betsey Beckman

    Betsey Beckman
    Betsey Beckman
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Jan 18, 2020 (1 day)
    Explore a series of simple dance prayers inspired by the Celtic Saints! These songs and dances were commissioned by Abbey of the Arts to accompany the book by Christine Valters Painter, The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. All are welcome; simple contemplative dances and practices for every-body! (Book, CD and DVD available for purchase.)
  • Jodi Kilcup

    Jodi Kilcup
    Jodi Kilcup
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Jan 25, 2020 (1 day)
    What can we learn about contemplative practice from an anonymous 14th century monk? This classic of Christian mysticism offers a simple, teachable process to the ordinary person who longs to experience loving union with God. In this practical workshop, we will explore the monk’s radiant vision for spiritual deepening. Recommended text: The Cloud of Unknowing, translated by William Johnston.
  • Sister Monika Ellis

    Sister Monika Ellis
    Sister Monika Ellis
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020 (3 days)
    During this time of silence we will meet on Friday for an introduction to the weekend and to get the first art assignment. We will meet again on Saturday morning and Saturday late afternoon for two more assignments of some type of creative art. We will finish up the silent retreat on Sunday with sharing our art and reflecting on the process and the prayer. No prior experience or training required.…
  • Roy DeLeon

    Roy DeLeon
    Roy DeLeon
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 8, 2020 (1 day)
    “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.” In this workshop, we will body-pray the wonderful Psalm 139 with gentle movements based on my book, Praying with the Body, Bringing the Psalms to Life. We will create a self-portrait to honor and praise our Creator. Drawing paper will be provided.
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  • Angie Wolle

    Angie Wolle
    Angie Wolle
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 15, 2020 (1 day)
    How do we cultivate practices for self-care while adapting to stressful situations and seasons at work? The day will focus on creating strategies and spiritual practices that can sustain us in times of stress and resistance and work for us in whatever season of life we find ourselves in.
  • Monika Ellis, OSB

    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 24 - 25, 2020 (2 days) See 1 more date
    We are all being told over and over again to do self-care. Do you need help in making some time for yourself? Do you yearn for rest, prayer and nurturing in your busy pastoral schedule? What would your life look like if you gave yourself 3 retreats per year with guided Lectio Divina and a full day of silent prayer, time to journal, time to be—whatever it is that you need?   This retreat is…
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020 (3 days)
    What do you seek during this silent Lenten Retreat? Through guided imagery, handouts and reflective times you will be invited to knock on the door of prayer and to be open to some mountain-top experiences. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.
  • Jane Valencia

    Jane Valencia
    Jane Valencia
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 22, 2020 (1 day)
    In myth and Saints Lives, in medieval Gaelic manuscripts and folk tradition, herbal and other healing practices of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were often accompanied by prayer and ritual. We'll explore specific remedies and wellness ways, and craft blessings and ceremony to use with them, bringing Celtic healing wisdom into our everyday lives.
  • The Clearing Center – Bellingham Washington Bellingham Washington
    Dec 4 - 10, 2019 (7 days)
    We are so excited to bring the Transformational Breath® Foundation’s Professional Facilitator Training Program to Bellingham, WA this December. We are looking forward to your joining us for this fun and special event. This Training Program presents the finest tools, transformational skills and techniques to facilitate your rapid realization of higher consciousness and to give you the gift of…
  • Jan Alkire

    Jan Alkire
    Jan Alkire
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 29, 2020 (1 day)
    To have the fullness of life that Jesus longs for us to have, we need sacred companions. We need friends to walk with us as part of our relationship with God. This retreat will explore how to find companions and share your spiritual life with them. Come and see!
  • Tricia Burns

    Tricia Burns
    Tricia Burns
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Mar 6 - 8, 2020 (3 days)
    As disciples of Christ, we are encouraged to make connections between the Scriptures and our lived experience of faith. We will read Scripture, contemplate meanings, discuss how words inspire us and discern to what we are called. Time and space will be provided for individual prayer, faith sharing and fellowship.
  • Anatha Attar

    Anatha Attar
    Anatha Attar
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Mar 14, 2020 (1 day)
    Whether a seasoned traveler or planning your very first journey, if you have heard the pilgrim’s call, this class will encourage you with fresh, imaginative and heartfelt practices for enriching your journey. You may be called to greater personal confidence, education, or spiritual rejuvenation; whatever your intention, this class will inspire your vision!
  • Dmitri Andreyev

    Dmitri Andreyev
    Dmitri Andreyev
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Apr 2 - 8, 2020 (7 days) See 1 more date
    The Priory Spirituality Center is excited to expand its offerings in iconography by hosting a Prosopon Iconography Workshop Retreat for both beginning and intermediate students. Students will be invited to paint a simple icon in the Russian-Byzantine tradition following step-by-step technical instructions. Each of the six days of this intensive icon workshop will begin with a prayer experience and…
  • Nickie Lynn

    Nickie Lynn
    Nickie Lynn
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Mar 21, 2020 (1 day)
    We will explore how a prostitute—Rahab, a scheming manipulator—Jezebel, and an adulterous Woman at the Well each have something to offer us as unlikely Spiritual Directors. With personal reflection and journaling, we will examine how we might use their examples of Faith, Courage, Obedience, Wisdom and Humility to grow our spiritual lives.
  • Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson

    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Mar 27 - 29, 2020 (3 days)
    This silent retreat is a rare opportunity for experienced practitioners to be with others committed to the contemplative path. Sustained by multiple periods of Centering Prayer and tapping into chant, lectio divina, and meditative walking, we intentionally create an environment that supports our continuing Centering Prayer practice. We ask that participants have at least 6 months experience with…
  • Cathy Raymond

    Cathy Raymond
    Cathy Raymond
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Mar 28, 2020 (1 day)
    Spend a day exploring your heart and soul. We’ll use simple art forms to encourage your heart and soul to speak and then engage in group spiritual direction to tell your story. Come! Be curious. Come! Try something new. Come and experience the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Apr 9 - 12, 2020 (4 days)
    Come and spend time in quiet with Jesus as he invites you as disciples into the Paschal Journey from suffering to Resurrection. During this silent retreat you will experience guided meditation , receive handouts to prepare your heart, and receive the blessings of this Triduum. Spiritual Direction is available upon request. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.
  • Benedictine Sisters

    Benedictine Sisters
    Benedictine Sisters
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Feb 22 - 23, 2020 (2 days)
    The Community of St. Placid welcomes you to experience the Benedictine way of life. Newer members will share their vocational journeys and formation stages to become Benedictines. Community members will share their insights on Benedictine values. Are you called to Benedictine life? Come see us.
  • Pamela Hunter

    Pamela Hunter
    Pamela Hunter
    Your guide
    St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center – Lacey Washington Lacey Washington
    Apr 18, 2020 (1 day)
    Spend a day exploring your heart and soul. We’ll use simple art forms to encourage your heart and soul to speak and then engage in group spiritual direction to tell your story. Come! Be curious. Come! Try something new. Come and experience the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.

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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.