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.

 

Bring your group for a meeting Attend a retreat led by a teacher
Attend a longer program series Make a private individual retreat

 

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

 

COMING SOON

Windows of the Soul

A series of seven inspirational sessions with presentations and discussion circles.
Register soon! Begins January 9, 2018.
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Centering Prayer Retreat
Living into the Body of Christ, led by
Joy Andrews Hayter and Fr. Bill Sheehan
Thu-Sun, February 8-11, 2018
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Centering Prayer Introductory Series
A 4-session program meeting on Sunday afternoons. Learn the practice of Centering Prayer in community! Next introductory series begins February 18, 2018.
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NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Soul Driven Leadership

Soul-Driven Leadership 2018

A program for past, current, and aspiring leaders who want to refresh and learn new, crucial self-knowledge and leadership skills to help work more effectively in their own environments. This program is ideal for individuals who have exited their primary careers and are interested in taking on new challenges. Includes two Saturday workshops and six monthly meetings on Wednesday evenings.
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Coaching for Leadership

Mary Waskowiak, RSM is a certified/trained spiritual director and coach. Mary has served in leadership for 16 years. She is available for direction and leadership coaching sessions.
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DON BISSON JANUARY 2018

Conference: A Prophet for Our Times

Thomas Merton's writings and statements left a prophetic vision for our time. His words challenge us to confront racism, violence, shadows and war.

 

Come create a spiritual community to engage our world in the light of wisdom.

Sat-Sun January 13-14, 2018
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NEW! SELF-GUIDED ART RETREAT
Exploring Sacred Paths

Exploring Sacred Paths


Join us for three distinctive art exhibits by noted Bay Area artist Sally K. Green. Each is a unique self-guided spiritual retreat with its own theme.

Running January 3-February 28; March 1-April 3; and April 4-April 30.

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VIDEO TOUR

  MERCY CENTER VIDEO TOUR

 

  Take a video tour of Mercy Center Burlingame.   

 

EAST-WEST SPIRITUAL TALKS - FR. GREG MAYERS
Fr. Greg Mayers

New! Videos of Fr. Greg Mayers

In this new series of short videos, Fr. Greg Mayers focuses attention on essential questions of consciousness, viewed from a perspective of Christian spirituality and Zen practice.

Mercy Zendo

Audio of Fr. Greg Mayers
Fr. Greg Mayers, resident teacher of the East-West meditation program, explores topics on Christian spirituality and Zen practice, and offers practical teachings applicable to people of all faiths.

HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY - FR. THOMAS HAND
Father Thomas Hand

Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. ("Hando"), founder of the East-West Meditation program at Mercy Center, led retreats that exploried the intersection of Eastern meditation and Western spirituality. We are now offering The Hando Audio Library, a selection of talks from 1991-2004.

Mercy Walking 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.

 

CENTER RESOURCES
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director
  Mercy Center audio talks, teacher videos, and articles
  Sacred Paths exhibits/spiritual retreats through April 30
  First Fridays, 8 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome
  Reserve Mercy Chapel for memorials & life celebrations

 

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Mercy Center provides a place where women and men can become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond more fully in care of the Earth and service to others – especially the poor and the vulnerable. Program fees don't cover our costs. Add your support through our secure donation website.

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