Mercy Center

NEW YEAR'S SILENT RETREAT

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EAST-WEST MEDITATION

New Year's Silent Retreat
with The Rev. Alice Cabotaje

 

December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Friday 6:00 pm (dinner) to
Wednesday 9:00 am after breakfast

 

$490 Overnight / $425 Commuter

 

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into a meditation experience of silence, reflection, and self-discovery. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome!

 

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EXPERIENCE

  •  Private interviews with the Retreat Teacher
  •  Instruction in meditative techniques
  •  Meditation while sitting
  •  Mindful walking meditation
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RETREAT LEADER

 

The Rev. Alice Cabotaje, MDiv, BCC, ACPE, is a Zen teacher studying under Fr. Gregory Mayers, C.Ss.R, who directed the Mercy Center East-West Meditation program from 2005 to 2019. Alice began Zen koan studies with Fr. Greg in 2004, and in 2019 received full transmission as an Authentic Zen Master in the Empty Cloud lineage.

Her first spiritual teacher was Sri Sri Ananda Murti Ji, a Calcutta-based guru with whom she studied for 18 years. In 2003, she started sitting with the Mercy Center East--West Meditation group, then led by Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. In 2004, when she met Fr. Greg, she recognized him as her second spiritual teacher. Through Fr. Greg, Zen has become her practice of integrating koans into daily life.

  Alice Cabotaje

 

Alice is the Director of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at Massachusetts General Hospital, an ACPE Certified Educator and Board Certified Chaplain. She is ordained and endorsed by the Metropolitan Community Churches. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

 

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RESOURCES

These resources provide information about Mercy Center retreats and the East-West program.

 

read welcome & orientation
  listen to East-West talks
  watch Fr. Greg's videos
  learn about Mercy East-West program

 

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ROOM AND MEALS

Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus
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REGISTRATION

Please read all of the following before making a registration payment:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select the RSM-BurlAssoc rate
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored 

When you have entered your contact and billing information and are ready to complete the online transaction:

 

CLICK THE PROCESS ORDER BUTTON ONLY ONCE.

 

If there is an error message, or if you do not receive a confirmation email, please do not run the transaction again. Contact registration@mercywmw.org. We’ll confirm your registration and provide assistance if needed.

 

Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email mc@mercywmw.org to register.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for further information.

 

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CANCELLATION

Please read our cancellation and refund policy.