Mercy Center Burlingame California

MERCY CENTER BURLINGAME

A Place to Meet in Quiet Beauty

 

Welcome to Mercy Center Burlingame, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. Our peaceful grounds and lovely retreat center, located on a 40-acre site 15 miles south of San Francisco, provide an inviting place to hold your nonprofit conference. Our ministry programs and retreats are known worldwide for their excellence and focus on contemplative spirituality.

 

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Attend a longer program series Make a private individual retreat

 

 

Spirituality, Direction and Meditation Programs

For more than 30 years, Mercy Center Burlingame has been a pioneer in the formation of Spiritual Directors through the Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction program. Learn more about Art & Practice, Centering Prayer, East-West meditation, and Sacred Journey.

 

LOOKING FOR A RETREAT OR EVENT?
Mercy Center Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

Looking for a retreat? We offer retreats, workshops and events led by acclaimed teachers. Many retreats have the option for overnight stays in comfortable individual bedrooms. View the Calendar

 

VIDEO TOUR

  MERCY CENTER VIDEO TOUR

 

  Watch a video tour of Mercy Center Burlingame.   

 

NEW AND COMING SOON
Centering Prayer Introductory Series
Centering Prayer Intro Series with Joy Andrews Hayter, Catherine Regan, and Marty Badgett. Four Sunday afternoon meetings; begins February 9. All are welcome!
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Centering Prayer Retreat
Every Moment Just As It Is: A Silent Centering Prayer retreat with Catherine Regan, Ph.D. and Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. Fri-Sun, Feb. 21-23, 2020.
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Lenten Retreat in Cantonese
Lenten Retreat in Cantonese
with Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Formation under the supervision of Sr. Janet Chau, RSM. Saturday, February 29, 2020
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Dia de Oracion
Dia de Oración para Cuaresma
con Hermana Mariana Clifford-Rodriguez, RSM. El 1 de Marzo, 2020
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Centering Prayer Our Practice Our World
Centering Prayer: Our Practice, Our World community event with Joy Andrews Hayter, Catherine Regan, and Marty Badgett. Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00-4:30 pm
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Online Retreat with Colette Lafia
Surrendering to Love: A 14-day low-cost online retreat led by spiritual director and author Colette Lafia. March 14-29, 2020
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Mercy Center Book Event
The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets a special book event with author Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
learn more/free event
Deep Living Retreat with Roxanne Howe Murphy
Living at the Intersection of our Finite and Infinite Nature with acclaimed author and Enneagram educator Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D. April 16-18, 2020
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CENTER RESOURCES
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director
  Mercy Center audio talks, teacher videos, and articles
  New art exhibits every two months at Mercy Center
  First Fridays, 8 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome

 

EAST-WEST SPIRITUAL TALKS

Mercy Center audios, videos, photos and PDFs are all copyrighted materials and may not be reposted or redistributed without prior permission. Contact mwerlin@mercywmw.org with requests to repost Mercy Center media.

Mercy walking path

Voices of East-West Meditation
The East-West meditation program continues to grow and flourish. These recorded talks share experiences and insights into Zen practice, Christian spirituality, and Buddhist meditation.

Mercy Zendo

Greg Mayers Retreat Talks
Fr. Greg Mayers, emeritus director of the Mercy Center East-West Meditation program, speaks on Christian spirituality and Zen practice, and offers practical teachings applicable to people of all faiths.

Fr. Greg Mayers

Greg Mayers Short Videos

In this series of short videos, Fr. Greg Mayers explores essential questions of consciousness from a perspective informed by Christian spirituality and Zen practice.

HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY
Father Thomas Hand

The Hando Audio Library
Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. ("Hando"), founder of the East-West Meditation program at Mercy Center, led retreats at the intersection of Zen meditation and Christian spirituality. We are presenting a selection of Hando's retreat talks from 1991-2004.

Mercy Walking Path

The Zen Christian Path
Two videos of Fr. Thomas Hand filmed at Mercy Center.

Walking the Zen Christian Path: A personal account of the path.

Ever Ancient, Ever New: Video from 2005 East-West conference.

 

MILLENNIAL RESIDENCY
Nuns and Nones
Millennial Residency at Mercy Center
The work of our young friends highlights the value of dialogue between those in religious life and those seeking to heal the world.

New! NY Times article about residency

learn more about the residency

 

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