53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Tel: 413-562-3627 Fax: 413-572-1060
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Spiritual Direction/Guidance

Genesis will gladly arrange for private spiritual opportunities for personal exploration and guidance, and spiritual renewal. Please call to arrange for appointments with our spiritual directors.

The Global Sisters Report has published an excellent article about Spiritual Direction. Please visit the article here, Sacred Listening. If you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director at Genesis, please call us at 413-562-3627 or email doconnor@genesisspiritualcenter.org.

Focusing Sessions

Focusing is a simple and practical way to access your own body's wisdom, thus enabling you to be more present to yourself, to others and to God. Please call to arrange for an appointment with a Focusing guide.


An extensive library of books and videos, as well as a consultant on eco-spirituality are available from Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP. Please email eoleksak@yahoo.com or call to arrange for an appointment.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer placing a strong emphasis on interior quiet and the experience of God's presence. Arrangements may be made by calling the Genesis office.

Directed Retreats

Individually directed, centering, focusing, ecospiritual, and Enneagram retreats may be arranged throughout the year. Please call for availability.

Individual and Group Private Retreats

Individual Private or Group Retreats are arranged throughout the year. Please call for cost and availability.

Mindfulness Meditation Group of Westfield

Are you encountering elevated stress, an illness and/or pain and wish to become more resilient in the midst of the difficulties you’re facing? The practice of mindfulness is a way of intentionally stepping out of one’s doing mode and into the realm of being more fully in the present moment on purpose and non-judgmentally. Scientific research indicates mindful practices reduce stress, increase resilience and promote immune function among other benefits. This secular and free mindfulness meditation group meets bi-weekly at the Genesis Center on alternate Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM. It is open to new and long-time meditators alike. Our usual format includes a mix of guided and silent practice, mindful movement and discussion. Led by John Meiklejohn and Glen Ebisch. Contact j.johnmeiklejohn@comcast.net for more information.

Genesis "The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day


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