Join us

for a week of quiet conversation and contemplation in the restful atmosphere and natural beauty of the southern Oregon mountains

June 26-July 2, 2015

and

August 1-7, 2015



An invitation to slow down…

The world moves at an inhuman pace, compelling us to move with it. We have too little time for remembering the spirit that brought us to our place of work or study, too few opportunities for replenishing the inner resources upon which the genuine expression of our gifts depends. Before we know it, we are living at the surface, running on empty. Why not step back and take some time out for self-recollection? Spend a rejuvenating week in our serene mountain community, in the company of others who wrestle with similar challenges, who are on a similar journey. Let the silence and the solitude bring you closer to yourself, awaken what is deepest in you, reconnect you with what you love. Allow the experience of contemplative listening and the practice of contemplative prayer to animate deep thought and real talk about life in our world, the world in which we work, study, and seek to be true to our calling.

An hospitable setting…

The melting of winter snows and the arrival of spring rains bring June’s green meadows and vibrant growth to our mountain hideaway, located in the center of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Warm, dry days dominate in July and August. Larkspur, Shasta lilies and Calypso orchids sparkle in the summer sunlight, and the stars - in the clear mountain dark - offer their benediction to evening prayers. The millpond, nearby Keene Creek, and the surrounding pine and fir forestland invite conversational walks and surprising encounters with the natural world. Ten cabins and apartments, rustic but comfortably furnished, welcome you to settle into a relaxing, quiet space. Healthy, tasty meals bring us together daily for nourishment and conversation. Candles, bouquets, and a variety of artwork turn our common prayer room into an inviting and sacred space. Inviting works by a wide variety of spiritual writers are available to you in our library.

A daily rhythm of silence, conversation and contemplative practice…

Contemplative rhythms shape our daily life: morning and evening prayers, individual and group contemplation, times of reflection and interaction. We remain silent from rising until lunch, except for conversation required in group sessions and contemplative practices. Each morning we engage in a different contemplative prayer, drawn from a broadly Christian tradition, followed by group reflection on our experiences. Afternoons present opportunities for recreational and artistic activities or spiritual direction. Evenings are unscheduled. Mealtimes offer conviviality over good food and drink. Closing rituals and celebrations conclude our week together.

A group of facilitators to accompany you…

Nancy Linton has for many years been drawn to liturgy and mysticism and has completed her Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Doug Frank has participated in many spiritual retreats, and deepened his appreciation for the contemplative tradition as a consultant to the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, funded by Lilly Endowment. Frank Rogers is Professor of Spiritual Formation at the Claremont School of Theology, where he teaches courses in Christian spirituality and contemplative practice. Frank, Nancy and Doug have teamed up to lead contemplative retreats at Lincoln since 2004.

Roots in the Christian tradition, but openness to all…

These facilitators have journeyed primarily within the narratives and contemplative practices of the Christian tradition and will make these resources available during our week together. But we welcome people of all religious traditions who wish to cultivate a contemplative spirit, as well as those who claim no religious affiliation. We trust that those who join us will bring to our conversation a diverse array of experiences and commitments.


Join us if you can…

The June 26-July 2 Retreat

Dates:
Beginning at dinner on Friday, June 26, 2015.
Ending with evening prayer on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Travel: We will shuttle you to and from the Rogue Valley/Medford, OR Airport. Flights should be arranged to arrive before 3 p.m. on Friday, June 26, so as to accommodate the retreat’s opening dinner at 6 p.m. Return flights may be scheduled for any time on Friday morning, July 3.

Cost: $850

This cost includes housing (three to a residence, one per bedroom) and three meals each day (except for one evening meal on the 'break' day, when most participants visit the nearby town of Ashland).This amount does not include your transportation to and from the retreat, except for our shuttle from the Rogue Valley/Medford Airport.


The August 1-7 Retreat

Dates:
Beginning at dinner on Saturday, August 1, 2014.
Ending with evening prayer on Friday, August 7, 2014.

Travel: We will shuttle you to and from the Rogue Valley/Medford, OR Airport. Flights should be arranged to arrive before 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, so as to accommodate the retreat’s opening dinner at 6 p.m. Return flights may be scheduled for any time on Saturday morning, August 8.

Cost: $800

This cost includes housing (three to a residence, one per bedroom) and the lunch and evening meals each day (except for the evening meal on the 'break' day, when many participants visit the nearby town of Ashland or sample the fare at the Green Springs Inn). Retreatants will be asked to help with set-up or clean-up at one or two lunches. Retreatants will be responsible for their own breakfasts - our airport shuttle will stop at a supermarket so retreatants can buy groceries. Our cost does not include your transportation to and from the retreat, except for our shuttle from the Rogue Valley/Medford Airport.


T0 MAKE A RESERVATION:

Send an email to dougfrankoe@mac.com. State the week for which you are reserving.

Once your reservation has been accepted, please complete the Online Reservation Form and send a $100 non-refundable deposit, payable to Trek, Inc., to:

Doug Frank
P. O. Box 458
Ashland, OR 97520


Feel free to share additional thoughts or comments in a letter or e-mail message if you run out of space in the online form.

Please feel free to contact us by phone: Doug (541-326-6284) or Nancy (541-482-1391).

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