Retreats & Events




Roses and Thorns: A Contemplative Lenten Path

Join us for this virtual retreat as we engage contemplative practices to support restoring right relationships with ourselves, others, creation, and the Holy.

DATE:        Saturday, March 6, 2021 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

LOCATION:  Virtual

COST:        Free

To give an optional $15 donation to cover administrative costs, send your check payable to PCSF to Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation, Box 441, 1819 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

LEADERS:  Margaret Leahy ConnerRichard Flout, Kathryn Lee, Liz Morris, Kevin Omi, and Ruth Schweitzer-Mordecai (See the About Us page for more information about the retreat leaders.)

REGISTRATION:  After you register in advance online, you will receive retreat information, including the Zoom link. Contact person: Richard Flout at 415-279-8379 or email



 Contemplative Practices Taster Days

Taster Days are a way to gather together and sample contemplative practices from various spiritual traditions.

Cosmic Dialysis: Attune, Receive, Transmit:
Our Part in the Divine Healing of Our World

A virtual contemplative retreat led by Catherine Regan, Ph.D.

In this time when the suffering of our world has been so starkly bared, who hasn’t asked themselves: What can I do? What am I called to?  We may have encountered our limitations as individuals to respond. But at the same time, we may have begun to truly sense our intimate interconnectedness and a reality beyond our ordinary perception.

Inspired by Cynthia Bourgeault’s wisdom teachings, Catherine Regan will invite us to practice ways of participating in the Divine Exchange, discovering that we have a role we can play in the healing of our world – in our lives just as they are.  

Our willingness and growing capacity to open our hearts to both the great Mercy and the great pain within and around us allows for a transmutation of suffering and a release of the fruits of the Spirit as food for our world.

DATE:        Saturday, June 5, 2021 (10:00 – 11:30 AM)

LOCATION:  Virtual (via Zoom)

COST:        Free

LEADER:  Catherine Regan, Ph.D., is a spiritual director, psychologist, and adjunct staff at Mercy Center, Burlingame.

REGISTRATION: Click this link to register online.

After you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to the retreat. This link is specific to you, so save the email so you can easily find it. The email also includes links to save the event (including your link to the retreat) in your online calendar.


Buddhist and Christian 5-Day Silent Meditation

The Buddhist-Christian five-day silent meditation retreat will be offered in summer 2021. This retreat is ideal for those who wish to deepen their daily practice, to discover their own integration of meditation across traditions, and to experience the benefits of spiritual practice in community. 

To avoid the potential COVID-19 risks of living in close proximity in large groups, this year's retreat will be offered online. All who register will be able to fully participate from home (shelter in place) and meditate together in real time, making it possible for people to be in retreat from a distance without travel or lodging expenses.  

The schedule and practices will be structured to fit smoothly within the online format, with accommodation for meals and sleeping arrangements at home. Practices from both Buddhist and Christian traditions will be offered each day, including movement and work meditations. 

We will provide suggestions to help you set up your home retreat space and to collaborate with those who live with you to support you in your retreat in ways that fit your living situation. 

DATES:       July 18 – 23, 2021 (beginning Sunday 2:00 PM and ending Friday 12 noon)  

COST:        Optional donation in whatever amount feels appropriate for you will be gratefully received.

LEADERS:     Susan Murphy and Rod Dugliss

REGISTRATION:  To register, email the requested information in this registration form to or print, complete, and mail the form to the address provided by July 12, 2020.

For more information or to have a registration form sent to you, contact Susan at, (650) 492-9608, or Rod at, (415) 441-4104.