Watercourse Way Retreat at Pecos Benedictine Monastery New Mexico

An invitation to an experience of integrative spirituality.

Watercourse Way Retreat at Pecos Benedictine Monastery New Mexico


Building upon a foundation of two initial retreats in 2015 that brought together 27 participants from across North America (Washington State, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Mexico and Iowa), this year’s retreat will be offered in the context of monastic communities in rural settings.

This retreat offers training in mindfulness practices focusing on gifts from Christian and Buddhist spiritual traditions. Instruction in Qi Gong, a gentle mind/body exercise first developed by Chinese monks in the 8th Century, will be offered each morning. Opportunities to learn one of two simplified Tai Chi Chuan forms (Tai Chi Ball or Yang 10 Form) will be made available during the retreat.

Readings from Mary Oliver, Chuang Tzu, Thomas Merton, William Johnston, and Thich Nhat Hanh will frame informal group small group discussions. Participants will be invited, if interested, to experience a series of “Clearing Circles” (a Quaker tradition) that assists individuals processing vocational and personal life transitions.

NOVEMBER 10 – 13, 2016

Pecos Benedictine Monastery
23 miles NE of Santa Fe

Transportation will be made available as requested, at no additional cost from Santa Fe or from the Albuquerque Airport. Retreat costs cover 3 nights lodging (single or double room available), meals, and resource materials.


  • Jon Magnuson
  • Lee Goodwin
  • Joseph Piccione
  • Diana Magnuson
  • Ruth Almen

COST: $725


Registration and nonrefundable deposit of $325

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The Cedar Tree Institute
403 E Michigan St.
Marquette, Michigan 49855

For more information email: jonwmagnuson@gmail.com or call 906-228-5494

NOTE: Retreat begins at 4 P.M. on Thursday and concludes at 2 P.M. on Sunday

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