Sacred Simplicity: A Taize Retreat with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D. at St. Columba's Inverness

Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:00 pm to Sunday, August 18, 2019, 9:00 am

This is a contemplative retreat focused on finding the "still small voice within". Each day will weave together contemplative Celtic prayer services with the poetry of Mary Oliver and music of Taize. We will discover the inspiring spiritual journeys of both Mary Oliver and Brother Roger Schutz (founder of Taize) and engage in spiritual practice ranging from Lectio Divina to nature walks, centering prayer to contemplative chanting, guided journaling and yoga.

Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D. is a musician, scholar, writer and spiritual director. She has been a pilgrim to Taize, France seven times and has led hundreds of Taize services over the past fifteen years. As the director of Mythica, she leads retreats, workshops and pilgrimage around the world that introduce modern ecumenical seekers to ancient contemplative practices.

Cost: $350 for weekend; commuter (no lodging) $300
Contact: Anna Haight,


St. Columba’s
12835 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Inverness, CA 94937
Phone: 415.669.1039