Calendar of Events

Enjoy the grounds at your own pace and on your own schedule or join one of the on-going groups or one-time events. We frequently sponsor workshops, seminars, and retreats that are open to the public; some are free of charge and some have fees. To receive notice of new events in your email inbox, subscribe in the “follow blog” box at the bottom of the front page or in the column at the right on this and other pages.


Workshops, Seminars, Retreats

Josh Levine, founder of Mind Body Soul Fitness, will lead an evening of breathing and meditation techniques, including mindful hiking, aimless wandering and other ways to connect our senses with the sublimity of nature. Bring water, and dress cool and comfy. Please park outside the gates on Torcido Drive. Gather in the pavilion.

Monday, August 13, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Learn more about Mind Body Soul Fitness at


More than Meets the Eye
Sept 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A contemplative photography workshop with Edwin Sasek. In contemplative photography, the emphasis is not on technical aspects of photography or even the subject matter: rather it is about encountering the world around us with new eyes. It is “seeing with the vision of the inner eye,” says Sasek. Bring your camera or your smart phone or both. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Registration opens Aug 1 at
$35 per person.

The Women’s Fall Gathering: the 15-minute Sabbath
Friday, Oct 12, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn ways to take a break from your busy life and practice doing so on the beautiful grounds of Cathedral Park. $45 includes light supper Friday evening and box lunch on Saturday. Register at



Regularly-Occurring Events

Second Saturday Mini-retreats
Held the second Saturday of every month except August, these two-hour mini-retreats include opening prayers, an on-your-own guided meditation, and closing conversation.Retreat runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is wise to check before coming to be sure the retreat will occur. To do so and for more information, send an email to Marjorie George at No charge for this event.


Merton Contemplative Group
Meets most Wednesdays, noon to 1 pm, September to May. The small group reads one of Thomas Merton’s writings or another selection silently then discusses it using contemplative dialogue. For more information or to see if the group is meeting on a particular date, email
No charge for this event.

Fees for events offered at Cathedral Park may vary dependent on costs such as presenter, food, accommodations, etc. We aim to keep fees low so that everyone may participate.





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