Abiquiu, NM

Ghost Ranch will host Peter Traben Haas for Contemplative Church, February 2-8, 2015 a retreat for clergy and church leaders. During the week-long program, participants will re-discover the contemplative, inner dimension of Christianity through prayer, teaching, spiritual exercises, time in nature and more. 

In an era of increasing confusion and fears about the future of the church, Peter Traben Haas, teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and founder and editor of the website, ContemplativeChristians.com, believes that spiritual practices just might be the primary hope for doing and being the future global Christian Church. 

Traben has authored numerous books on contemplative prayer, including Centering PrayersA One Year Companion for Going Deeper Into the Love of God. His most recent title is A Beautiful Prayer:  Answering Common Misperceptions about Centering Prayer.  

The program will be held at Casa del Sol, a center for spiritual retreats located two miles from the main campus at Ghost Ranch amidst the glorious painted desert. 

Cost for the program ranges from $835 per person/double occupancy for lodging with a communal bath to $1,035 per person/double occupancy for lodging with a private bathroom and includes lodging and meals. To register, visit www.GhostRanch.org. Scholarships covering a portion of the fee are available.

Ghost Ranch is a national education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Northern New Mexico. Its synergy of beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality make it like no other place in the world.