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Calendar

July
Crystal Bowls
Sunday Services
Drumming for Wellness
Noontime Meditations
Writers in the Round
Temenos Listening Room
Tree Wisdom
Ancestral Skills
Lunasa Drumming Circle

August
Crystal Bowls
Sunday Services
Drumming for Wellness
Writers in the Round
Temenos Listening Room
Ancestral Skills

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Events, Classes and Workshops

Chris KaiserWriters in the Round presents: Chris Kaiser
Thursday, July 18th – 7:00 pm

Chris Kaiser has a master’s in theatre and a BA in English/writing. He is retired from medical editing and writing. Chris has won several awards for his writing, including Best News Section, Best Feature Story, and Best Erotic Poetry. He has written, directed, and performed for the stage, and has only recently begun reading his poetry at various venues. Chris is from the suburbs of Philly and has two teenage boys who pretend to like his poetry.

In the Event of Questionable Weather

Please call our retreat phone: 610-696-8145 before you start the drive here.

You can also check our Facebook page where we will post any cancellations by one hour prior to the event.

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July

Chris KaiserWriters in the Round presents: Chris Kaiser
Thursday, July 18th – 7:00 pm

Chris Kaiser has a master’s in theatre and a BA in English/writing. He is retired from medical editing and writing. Chris has won several awards for his writing, including Best News Section, Best Feature Story, and Best Erotic Poetry. He has written, directed, and performed for the stage, and has only recently begun reading his poetry at various venues. Chris is from the suburbs of Philly and has two teenage boys who pretend to like his poetry.

 

Sunday Service
Sunday, July 21st – 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Farm House
Contemplation “Possibility” | Rev. Christine Campbell
cosmic swirlCome together in gratitude, celebration, prayer, and song. Join us in a community which embraces a Global Evolving Consciousness and a Global Spirituality. Services are diverse, usually incorporating some song, meditation, prayers from various traditions, and a contemplation.

This service is held at the Farm House, 685 Broad Run Road, around the corner from the Retreat House (or right down the Peace Path) in West Chester, PA.
There will be children's garden activities during the second part of the service.
There will be a potluck for all following the service.
Temenos Church is nestled in Nature's Sanctuary.
We welcome all people and families of any faith or no faith. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Coffee, tea, and snacks, before and after

 

Wednesday Morning Drumming for Wellness and Stress Relief
Wednesday, July 24th – 10:45 to 11:45 am at the Retreat

drumsUsing the ancient rituals of drumming, bring your body, mind and spirit into harmony.
Drum for personal and planetary peace in the beautiful great room. Drum through the Seasons for harmony and balance.

All are welcome
Extra drums will be available
Energy exchange: $10.00

 

Wednesday Noontime Meditations
Wednesday, July 24th – 12:00 noon to 12:45 pm

garden ZenWhispering Tree Sangha
A time to refresh your soul in the sacred silence... This meditation time is in the tradition of Thich Naht Hahn, Amma Sru Karunamayi, Nature, and other wisdom teachers. It will run most every Wednesday. Come sit between earth and heaven at Temenos. We are planting the seeds of "The Whispering Tree Sangha" in our Sacred Grove. Each meditation time will be led by the "Bell" and will flow between traditional mindfulness sitting to and a very Slow Walking Meditation. Each session is suitable for anyone who desires to just “be”.

All are welcome
Each session will end with four rings of he Bell and a chanted "OM"
(anyone who wishes to leave may do so)
Extended time will be allowed for deeper immersion
Please note that this is not a class – it is meditation time

 

Eileen TippingConcert Series ~ Temenos Listening Room Presents: Eileen Tipping
Wednesday, July 24th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

The Listening Room at Temenos is pleased to host singer/songwriter Eileen Tipping in concert. Eileen’s soulful mix of jazz, folk, and country is all about finding your center and holding it amid the blues and bliss of everyday life, and giving somebody else a leg up when you can. Presented by Al Bien/Springfield and West Chester Music.

Tickets are $15.00 online and $20.00 at the door
Click here for eventbrite ticketing online.

July concert series poster

 

tree illustrationTree Wisdom
Saturday, July 27th – 8:00 to 9:00 am

Join us for this monthly gathering (usually the 4th Saturday of each month)
Where trees talk and people listen... Where we engage in dynamic meditation...
Explore a little tree wisdom and share. Free and open to anyone who wishes to learn from the earth and honor the Tree Elders. Bring a journal, if you wish. We will meet at the Farm House – Inside or outside as the weather permits. Afterwards, all are invited to wander the path.

 

Ancestral Skills
Saturday, July 27th – 9:15 to 10:30 am at the Farm House

mushroomsA Series of Classes introducing basic Nature Awareness Tracking and Observation Skills. These classes are non-linear, and will touch on different aspects each class, and will review basic skills. I will offer one on an evening and one on a Saturday. The first several classes will all be about engaging senses. We will start with the "feet" as a means of primary sight and sense. The exercises are fun and experiential. Bring a "blindfold" for use at times. Helpful items are non-toxic insect repellent and sunscreen, and water as needed.

The class fee is a sliding scale of $10.00 to $20.00, as you are able
All ages welcome
Please email: temenosdirector@gmail.com, so we know who to expect

 

Sunday Service
Sunday, July 28th – 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Retreat
Contemplation “The First Noble Truth” | Rev. Christine Campbell
prayer statueCome together in gratitude, celebration, prayer, and song. Join us in a community which embraces a Global Evolving Consciousness and a Global Spirituality. Services are diverse, usually incorporating some song, meditation, prayers from various traditions, and a contemplation.

The Retreat Center is located at 1564 Telegraph Road in West Chester. We are at the top of the hill in a beautiful wooded area and meadow. Please drive slowly as we have lots of young wildlife right now.
Temenos Church is nestled in Nature's Sanctuary.
We welcome all people and families of any faith or no faith. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Coffee, tea, and snacks, before and after

 

Lunasa Drumming Circle
Wednesday, July 30th – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Come drum the Celtic celebration of the first harvest of fruit. Lunasa, Lughnasa, or Llamas celebrates the midpoint between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. It signals the beginning of the Harvest Season. We will drum our gratitude for the gifts of harvest.

Midsummer Drumming poster

 

August

Ancestral Skills
Thursday, August 1st– 7:00 to 8:15 pm at the Farm House

mushroomsA Series of Classes introducing basic Nature Awareness Tracking and Observation Skills. These classes are non-linear, and will touch on different aspects each class, and will review basic skills. I will offer one on an evening and one on a Saturday. The first several classes will all be about engaging senses. We will start with the "feet" as a means of primary sight and sense. The exercises are fun and experiential. Bring a "blindfold" for use at times. Helpful items are non-toxic insect repellent and sunscreen, and water as needed.

The class fee is a sliding scale of $10.00 to $20.00, as you are able
All ages welcome
Please email: temenosdirector@gmail.com, so we know who to expect

 

Sunday Service
Sunday, August 4th – 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Farm House
Contemplation “Wild Church” | Rev. Christine Campbell
forestCome together in gratitude, celebration, prayer, and song. Join us in a community which embraces a Global Evolving Consciousness and a Global Spirituality. Services are diverse, usually incorporating some song, meditation, prayers from various traditions, and a contemplation.

This service is held at the Farm House, 685 Broad Run Road, around the corner from the Retreat House (or right down the Peace Path) in West Chester, PA.
There will be children's garden activities this week.
There will be a potluck for all following the service.
Temenos Church is nestled in Nature's Sanctuary.
We welcome all people and families of any faith or no faith. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Coffee, tea, and snacks, before and after

 

Crystal Bowls
Sunday, August 4th – 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 

Wednesday Morning Drumming for Wellness and Stress Relief
Wednesday, August 7th – 10:45 to 11:45 am at the Retreat

drumsUsing the ancient rituals of drumming, bring your body, mind and spirit into harmony.
Drum for personal and planetary peace in the beautiful great room. Drum through the Seasons for harmony and balance.

All are welcome
Extra drums will be available
Energy exchange: $10.00

 

Writers in the Round
Thursday, August 8th

 

Wednesday Morning Drumming for Wellness and Stress Relief
Wednesday, August 14th, 21st, 28th – 10:45 to 11:45 am at the Retreat

drumsUsing the ancient rituals of drumming, bring your body, mind and spirit into harmony.
Drum for personal and planetary peace in the beautiful great room. Drum through the Seasons for harmony and balance.

All are welcome
Extra drums will be available
Energy exchange: $10.00

 

Concert Series ~ Temenos Listening Room Presents: Hugh O'Doherty
Wednesday, August 14th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Hugh O'DohertyHugh O'Doherty is a veteran of the New England, California, and New York City songwriting communities. Hugh's live performances take the audience from romance to satire, and from riveting emotional issues to downright self-deprecating silliness. He lives in, and sings about, the real world. Hugh puts the frameworks of human connections into perspective with songs of love, humor, childhood, friendship, marriage, blended families, justice, environmental issues, and other contemporary topics. If you’d like to hear full-length recordings of some of Hugh’s songs, and/or his adaptation of Drew O’Doherty’s 'The Robbery,' go to: http://www.sonicbids.com/HughODoherty

Presented by Al Bien, owner of West Chester & Springfield Music. You can buy your tickets online

Tickets are $15.00 online and $20.00 at the door
Click here for eventbrite ticketing online.
This may be a sold out show – so buy your tickets now!

August concert series poster

 

Ancestral Skills
Thursday, August 15th – 7:00 to 8:15 pm at the Farm House

mushroomsA Series of Classes introducing basic Nature Awareness Tracking and Observation Skills. These classes are non-linear, and will touch on different aspects each class, and will review basic skills. I will offer one on an evening and one on a Saturday. The first several classes will all be about engaging senses. We will start with the "feet" as a means of primary sight and sense. The exercises are fun and experiential. Bring a "blindfold" for use at times. Helpful items are non-toxic insect repellent and sunscreen, and water as needed.

The class fee is a sliding scale of $10.00 to $20.00, as you are able
All ages welcome
Please email: temenosdirector@gmail.com, so we know who to expect

 

Ancestral Skills
Saturday, August 24th – 9:15 to 10:30 am at the Farm House

mushroomsA Series of Classes introducing basic Nature Awareness Tracking and Observation Skills. These classes are non-linear, and will touch on different aspects each class, and will review basic skills. I will offer one on an evening and one on a Saturday. The first several classes will all be about engaging senses. We will start with the "feet" as a means of primary sight and sense. The exercises are fun and experiential. Bring a "blindfold" for use at times. Helpful items are non-toxic insect repellent and sunscreen, and water as needed.

The class fee is a sliding scale of $10.00 to $20.00, as you are able
All ages welcome
Please email: temenosdirector@gmail.com, so we know who to expect

 

A Brief Look Ahead Through 2019

September

Crystal Bowls
Sunday, September 1st – 7:00 pm

Writers in the Round
Thursday, September 12th – 7:00 pm

Equinox Drumming
Thursday, September 19th – 6:30 pm

Tree Wisdom
Saturday, September 28th – 9:00 am

 

October

Crystal Bowls
Sunday, October 6th – 7:00 pm

Writers in the Round
Thursday, October 10th – 7:00 pm

Tree Wisdom (FH)
Saturday, October 26th – 9:00 am

dogBlessings of the Dogs
Saturday, October 26th at the Farm House
Diwali Tihar Festival on October 26, 2019 – The second day of the Tihar festival is dedicated to dogs and is known as Kukur Tihar. There will be a Blessing of the Dogs and a Rescue Dog Parade with information on rescues.

Halloween Drumming
Wednesday, October 30th – 6:30 pm

 

November

Crystal Bowls
Sunday, November 3rd – 7:00 pm

Writers in the Round
Thursday, November 14th – 7:00 pm

Tree Wisdom
Saturday, November 23rd – 9:00 am

 

December

Crystal Bowls
Sunday, December 1st – 7:00 pm

Writers in the Round
Thursday, December 12th – 7:00 pm

Solstice Drumming
Friday, December 20th – 6:30 pm

 

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