During this retreat, we will use Christian and Buddhist meditation and teachings on ecology to explore how an Earth-based spirituality readies us to experience "the Divine and human meeting in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of the dust of our planet.” (cf. Laudato Sí #9). An outdoor experience/practice will be part of the retreat.
Join retreat leaders Margaret Galiardi, OP, and Pat Farrell, OP, for retreat sessions, through our online streaming package.
Sr. Margaret, a Dominican Sister from Amityville, New York, is part of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. With experience in congregational leadership and a deep background in ecological theology and spirituality, she practices with Insifada Zen, a Long Island interfaith meditation community, and is an experienced retreat leader.
Sr. Pat, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, is the hosting manager here at Santa Sabina Center. Pat, a trained meditation teacher, and retreat leader, has served in congregational leadership and most recently was executive director of the Dominican Sisters Conference. She is a member of the Sophia Zen Sangha and enjoys sharing how Zen and Christianity complement each other.