Covid-19/Weekly Sit

Wednesday Night Contemplative Online Sit via zoom

5-5:30–time for tech and social connection

5:30-6:30–formal sitting period

(click here for the order of prayer)

6:30-6:45–short teaching

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or use this Meeting ID: 644 263 888


Greetings from Collegeville. May each of you be as well as you can be.

Similar to many other communities, we at EHoP have been attending to local, regional, and national developments regarding the spread of Covid-19 and the related preparations and cautions necessary in order to support the well-being and health of our communities.

The Executive Committee made a number of decisions regarding gatherings at EHoP, which come from a place of solidarity for the vulnerable in our communities and a sense communion among us all. Though we are intentionally slowing down and pruning our activities for the foreseeable future, we remain strong and connected.

Below, see a summary of the decisions regarding upcoming events and gatherings, as well as resources from ECMN. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and connect.

In peace,

Christine Luna Munger, Director

Update on events at EHoP

Effective at least through August 31, 2020

  • The House and Oratory in Collegeville are closed.
  • The Weekly Wednesday Sit and Short Teaching are still hosted online.
  • Onsite retreats and rentals through August 31 are cancelled or postponed (this includes the Kenosis retreat in July and the Five Wisdoms retreat in August).
  • Monday and Thursday night weekly contemplative sits in the Twin Cities will resume in outdoors locations and must follow common guidelines for gathering.
  • Monday night Qi Gung in Collegeville can also resume after July 4, as an outdoor activity (the building will not be open).
  • A sub-committee is working to assess and compose protocols for a partial reopening to retreats and rentals.  We hope for a partial re-open by September, though this may change.
  • Board, Committee, and Contemplative Body meetings hosted online at their scheduled times.
  • Programmed retreats
    • Embodied Spirit–postponed
    • Easter Respite-cancelled
    • Creating a Life–cancelled
    • Soulstice Journey–postponed
    • Kenosis–postponed
    • Exploring the Five Wisdoms–postponed

For resources from ECMN, click here