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TO REGISTER, call Shalom at: (563)-582-3592
OR Click HERE to register for programs via our online form.


You may also visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person.


Then, mail your deposit* (the amount is listed in each program description) to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

*This will secure your reservation and be credited to the offering for the program.


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Seeing With The Eye Of The Heart:
An Introductory Wisdom School Part B

Facilitator: Beth O’Brien, Benedictne Oblate



Wednesday, August 23, 7:00pm —
Saturday, August 26, 1:00pm


Within the Christian contemplative tradition, the heart becomes opened as we make the journey from head to heart, through self-emptying love. Participants will experience silent meditation, chanting, simple work in community, and group teachings as a means of awakening the heart / opening to visionary seeing.


(NOTE: Completion of the Introductory Wisdom School Part A in May 2017 *IS NOT* a pre-qequisite to attend Part B! )


For more information on Context of Wisdom Work and frequently asked questions about the Wisdom School, go to:

Overnight: $390. Includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.
Commuter: $260. Includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.

$50 Nonrefundable deposit due at time of registration.

Beth O’Brien, MA Education, MA Religious Studies, is a Benedictine oblate, spiritual director, retreat leader, and meditation teacher (Centering Prayer). She is a graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena Center and the founder of Contemplative Presence—a ministry of spiritual transformation rooted in Christian contemplative practice. She currently serves as Associate of the Spiritual Deepening Council at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, WI.

Companioning others in their inner exploration, Beth has additional training in discernment, forgiveness, and inner-body focusing/listening. Her interests include the Christian mystical tradition, evolutionary and incarnational (embodied) spirituality, interfaith dialogue, and carrying compassion into the world. Beth is married and the mother of two young adult daughters. Beth is available for a single session, serving as guide for a directed retreat, or meeting regularly for ongoing spiritual guidance.

Registration deadline: Friday, august 18

Click HERE to register for this program via our online form.







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