Mercy Center Burlingame California

MERCY CENTER BURLINGAME

A Place to Meet in Quiet Beauty

 

Welcome to Mercy Center Burlingame, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. Our peaceful grounds and lovely retreat center, located on a 40-acre site 15 miles south of San Francisco, provide an inviting place to hold your nonprofit conference. Our ministry programs and retreats are known worldwide for their excellence and focus on contemplative spirituality.

 

Bring your group for a meeting Attend a retreat led by a teacher
Attend a longer program series Make a private individual retreat

 

LOOKING FOR A RETREAT OR EVENT?
Mercy Center Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

Looking for a retreat? We offer retreats, workshops and events led by acclaimed teachers. Many retreats have the option for overnight stays in comfortable individual bedrooms. View the Calendar

 

VIDEO TOUR

  MERCY CENTER VIDEO TOUR

 

  Watch a video tour of Mercy Center Burlingame.   

 

SACRED JOURNEY
Sacred Journey Program
Sacred Journey 2019-2020
Spaces are still open for the Sacred Journey program. Applications accepted until Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The 2019-2020 session begins on September 21, 2019.

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SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
Spiritual Exercises at Mercy Center

Spiritual Exercises 2019-20

Spaces are open for the Wednesday session. Tuesday session is full. Experience the Ignatian retreat with intentional community, excellent spiritual direction, and days of peace at Mercy Center. Begins September 22, 2019.

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NEW AND COMING SOON
Taize Youth Retreat
Taizé Youth Retreat
The Brothers of Taizé return to Mercy Center for a retreat for young people age 16-35.
September 20-21, 2019
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Program en Espanol
Acompañantes Espirituales
Ministros de Escucha
Agosto 2019 -  Julio 2020
con Hna. Mariana Clifford-Rodriguez

El programa Acompañantes Espirituales consistirá en doce reuniones mensuales. Habrá diez reuniones dominicales y dos retiros de fin de semana.

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Summer Workshop in Cantonese
Summer Workshop in Cantonese
with Sr. Janet Chau, RSM and Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Formation
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019, 9:30 am
- 4:00 pm
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Centering Prayer Introduction
Centering Prayer Introduction
with Catherine Regan, Joy Andrews Hayter and Marty Badgett. Sun, Sep 22, 1-5 pm, and Sep 29, Oct 6, & Oct 20 1-4 pm
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Our Practice Our World
Our Practice, Our World
A community event in the Centering Prayer program led by Catherine Regan, Joy Andrews Hayter and Marty Badgett. Sunday, October 20 1-4 pm
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Zen Sesshin
East-West Zen Sesshin
Led by Tony Tackitt, authentic Zen teacher in the Empty Cloud lineage of Willigis Jaeger.
November 20-21, 2019
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CENTER RESOURCES
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director
  Mercy Center audio talks, teacher videos, and articles
  New art exhibits every two months at Mercy Center
  First Fridays, 8 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome

 

EAST-WEST SPIRITUAL TALKS
Mercy walking path

Voices of East-West Meditation
The East-West meditation program continues to grow and flourish. These recorded talks share experiences and insights into Zen practice, Christian spirituality, and Buddhist meditation.

Mercy Zendo

Greg Mayers Retreat Talks
Fr. Greg Mayers, emeritus director of the Mercy Center East-West Meditation program, speaks on Christian spirituality and Zen practice, and offers practical teachings applicable to people of all faiths.

Fr. Greg Mayers

Greg Mayers Short Videos

In this series of short videos, Fr. Greg Mayers explores essential questions of consciousness from a perspective informed by Christian spirituality and Zen practice.

HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY
Father Thomas Hand

The Hando Audio Library
Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. ("Hando"), founder of the East-West Meditation program at Mercy Center, led retreats at the intersection of Zen meditation and Christian spirituality. We are presenting a selection of Hando's retreat talks from 1991-2004.

Mercy Walking Path

The Zen Christian Path
Two videos of Fr. Thomas Hand filmed at Mercy Center.

Walking the Zen Christian Path: A personal account of the path.

Ever Ancient, Ever New: Video from 2005 East-West conference.

 

MILLENNIAL RESIDENCY
Nuns and Nones
Millennial Residency at Mercy Center
The work of our young friends highlights the value of dialogue between those in religious life and those seeking to heal the world.

New! NY Times article about residency

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