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Oklahoma City Retreat- The Four Gates of Mindfulness

November 30 – December 2, 2018

6:00pm dinner Friday through Sunday lunch St. Crispin’s Conference Center

Join Dharma teachers Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe for a deeper journey through the Path of Mindfulness. We will open the Four Gates of Mindfulness: the gate of the body, the gate of the mind, the gate of release and the gate of consequence. These gates offer us awakening, healing, transformation and liberation.

We’ll practice mindfulness together, enjoying our breath, our steps and our smiles. We’ll enjoy mindful eating, noble silence, sharing, deep relaxation, sitting and walking meditation. There will be talks and exercises to deepen our understanding of how to embody awakened love in our daily lives.

Come join us as we refresh our bodies, hearts, and minds!


6 Vegetarian meals, two nights lodging, and all materials are furnished

Cost: $350 (double occupancy room) Private rooms available for an extra $40 Some partial scholarships available

Please reserve your space by mailing the form here with your $50 deposit

Sponsored by The Silence Foundation with Prairie Wind Sangha ... in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh Registrar Pat Webb * (405) 209-7117

Our Teachers Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe have come to Oklahoma annually for 16 years and we love them! They now live in Santa Fe. In 1994 Peggy and Larry received Dharma Teacher Transmission from Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Larry has a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Buddhism and is also a Christian Minister. Peggy Rowe, EdD, has degrees in Adult Education and Counseling Psychology. She and Larry offer retreats in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Asia. Peggy serves as a spiritual director for Buddhist practitioners in the US and Thailand. She and Larry co-authored Love's Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, chosen as an outstanding Buddhist publication for 2010.

Our Venue is St. Crispin’s Conference Center located an hour east of Oklahoma City on Highway 9 near Wewoka. The center is on 450 acres of rolling oak-covered hills in Seminole county. Quiet trails and clear lakes, wooded grounds; comfortable lodging and excellent vegetarian meals will contribute to our retreat. Their website:

This is a residential retreat. Please register with a $50 deposit by Oct. 1st. You will receive a welcome letter with what to bring a week in advance. Note: Some partial scholarships are available. For more information or special needs, please contact Pat.