Online Retreat Day

Led by Ann Dean

March 27-July 10, 2024

Notice the loving Presence all around us as we pray for the earth and one another and deepen our awareness of the oneness of life.

Wake up to the wonder that is all around you. 

This is a time of awakening and connection.

As we hold Earth and one another in prayer, we have an opportunity to stretch our contemplative awareness in new ways.

Using poetry, meditations, reflection questions and invitations into silence, retreat leader Ann Dean creates a special space for seeing and appreciating our connection to the natural world.

Retreat Day Schedule

Morning Session
Welcome video by Ann Dean: 5 min
Audio teaching and breath prayer guided meditation: 30 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Afternoon Session
Tree guided meditation: 20 min
Closing Prayer video: 10 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

“I appreciated the calm, nondirective, open, inviting nature of the experience. I was reawakened to some aliveness in the Great Mystery which I found very satisfying.”

– Mel B.


Ann is on the staff of Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Spiritual Groups and Retreats and on the staff of Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership. A nationally known leader for deepening the life of prayer and for developing new structures committed to Earth care and social justice, she is a minister in the ecumenical Church of the Savior and part of their Dayspring Retreat Mission Group.


Registration opens: March 13, 2024
Registration deadline: June 26, 2024
Once registered, access the Retreat Day any time from March 27-July 10, 2024.

Register as an individual.

Enjoy this course at your own pace & connect with others in a members-only space.

Register as a group of 2 to 9 people.

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