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.   

 

SPECIAL MERCY EVENT IN JANUARY 2020
Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope

A Free Concert Event at Mercy Chapel
Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:15 am
The Violins of Hope celebrate the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Violins of Hope will showcase a collection of string instruments once played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust.


RSVP/free registration

 

DON BISSON PROGRAMS IN JANUARY 2020
Don Bisson Workshop Psychology and Spirituality of Evil

Don Bisson Workshop

The Psychology and Spirituality of Evil
This day of prayer and reflection will look at the mystery of evil and the power it has over the world. Saturday, January 18, 2020.

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Don Bisson Workshop Catherine of Siena

Don Bisson Workshop

Catherine of Siena: Mystic and Prophet
Ignatius, Francis, Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen will be our models to emulate in both prayer and action. Sunday, January 19, 2020.

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NEW WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY SERIES
Women Who Knew Jesus

Women Who Knew Jesus

Led by Liz Lawhead
This series is based on Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring’s book Women Who Knew Jesus. As you come to know these women you may be surprised to discover how your story is evoked by theirs. In each encounter, you will meet Jesus and come to know him in new ways. Sessions meet on Sundays from 1 - 4 pm, beginning January 26, 2020. $85 for series.

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NEW AND COMING SOON
Retiro: Dios nos Habla en el Cosmos
Retiro holístico en silencio con ritos y trabajo corporal, con Hermana Estela Gomez, RSM
24, 25, y 26 de Enero, 2020
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Living Comfort Online Retreat
Living Comfort, Living Joy: Bringing More Compassion and Love into our Lives and the World: An 11-day online retreat led by spiritual director Colette Lafia. January 20-30, 2020
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Half-Day with Colette Lafia
Love Like the Mystics: Valentine's half-day of art, play and prayer led by Colette Lafia. February 14, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Optional: bring a snack from home.
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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

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