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Dianne Dexter |  | (310) 617-1705

Art of Living SKY Meditation Retreat
Oct. 29 - 31 via Zoom | See Course Schedule below

The SKY Meditation Retreat, offered by the Art of Living Ministry teaches breathing and meditation techniques which help parishioners prepare for prayer, reduce stress, and experience deep levels of interior silence in their everyday lives. The 9-hour workshop features practical wisdom on how to develop a contemplative approach to life by centering one’s mind and emotions, and by being of service to the community.


The retreat will be conducted by St. Monica parishioners John Osborne and Emil Vasilev. John has been teaching meditation and breathwork to faith-based groups for the last 45 years and was formerly a Trappist monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Yale Divinity School. Emil works at a neuroscience-based mental health company and has been teaching meditation and breathwork for the past 8 years. He is a graduate of Amherst College.  

Course Schedule - Attendance at All Sessions is Required

Friday, Oct. 29

5:30– 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31

1:00– 4:00pm

Course Fee: $75.00 | Special Discount for St. Monica Parishioners

Discount code: 3B3R737E7

Register no later than Oct. 28 - space is limited! 



Online introductory sessions:

Tuesday, Oct. 12

6:00-7:00 p.m. 


Tuesday, Oct. 19

6:00-7:00 p.m. 


RSVP to Dianne Dexter at to receive the Zoom link for introductory sessions.
What former participants say:
    • "The Art of Living Ministry brought me to a place in prayer that I never knew existed. A silent, focused, connected space where I encountered Christ without the filter of my ego and the endless distractions the modern day imposes on all of us." - C.M., St. Monica Parishioner
    • "For me, the Art of Living courses were really about: connection - they fostered a deeper personal connection with the Holy Spirit and all our brothers and sisters; and clarity - they enabled a clearer and more God centered view of the world around me." T.Z., St. Monica Parishioner
    • "The meditation segment keeps me silent which allows me to be intimate with Our Lord. My spirituality deepens and it brings me closer to Jesus. I try to practice both breathing and meditating every morning to start my day." - E.V., St. Monica Parishioner





Mon–Fri 12:10 pm - Livestream & Church 

Mon-Fri 7:00 am - Church

Sat 8:00 am - Church & Livestream


Sat Vigil 5:30 pm - Church


Sun 7:30 am - Church

Sun 9:30 am - Livestream, Church & Grand Pavilion

Sun. 11:30 am - Church

Sun 4 pm - Outdoors on Hilton School Yard Lawn

Sun 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream



Mon-Fri 5:30–6 pm

Please arrive before 6 pm

Sat 4:30–5:00 pm


*No Reservation required for Mass or Confessions

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