As Kavanna House transitions to our closing on December 31, 2021, we are working with individuals who have an interest in continuing some of our communities, including book circles and facilitated retreats. If you would be interested in being contacted about future offerings for these types of communities, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our commitment is to connect interested individuals with those who will be carrying on our work and to continue building a community of spiritually contemplative persons.  Additionally, if you and/or your organization has an interest in offering Kavanna’s retreats, reach out ~ we can potentially serve as a ‘matchmaker’ between one of our trained facilitators and your group. 

 

Facilitated Retreats

Kavanna offers online group retreats facilitated by our staff. Each retreat follows the same pattern - a brief period of teaching, individual time for reflection, and group processing. All of our retreats run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The minimum group size is four (4) people and the maximum group size is eight (8) people.

 

Payment and Scheduling

Payment Terms: The cost for the retreat is $75 per person with a  $100 non-refundable deposit  due four (4) weeks prior. The balance of cost is due no later than three (3) days prior to the retreat. Payments can be made by check payable to Kavanna House or credit/debit card.

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Retreat Topics

In the Flow

Just as a leaf flows along with the current of the stream, your life with God can be about moving with the flow. During this retreat, we invite you to consider what it might look like to relinquish control and relax into God’s current.  

Wabi Sabi

Wabi sabi is the Japanese concept of finding beauty in imperfection.  Spend a day with us contemplating the notion of wabi sabi and discovering it in your life.

Blessing What is

Struggling with “what is,” with where you are in your life or what you may have lost, is something we all must do. During our time together, we will give you tools to begin noticing where God is in the midst of the struggles and begin to move towards blessing “what is.”

Silence and Solitude - Creating the Interior Life for Spiritual Formation

To be truly intentional about our relationship with God, we need to learn to limit distractions. This retreat will focus on how to control outward distractions and, more importantly, how to quiet the thoughts swirling in your head so that you can be fully present to God.

Sabbath Rest

We are all overworked and tired. We don't know how to slow down and rest. Sabbath Rest offers you the chance to discover the freedom of creating unforced rhythms of rest in your life.

Beloved

Do you desire to feel loved? Do you know that God loves you and that God delights in you? This retreat day revolves around reflecting on the reality of you being God's beloved.

Engaging the Paschal Mystery

Looking at your life through the lens of the paschal mystery, - Good Friday, Easter, the 40 Days, Ascension and Pentecost - you’ll discover how to live fully in the reality of where you find yourself in this present moment.