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Center for Education & Spirituality

The Center for Education and Spirituality offers educational and spiritual enrichment for Bay Area residents interested in exploring the relationship between spirit and the modern world.

The center provides diverse symposiums, lectures, tutorials, workshops, series, retreats, panels, and round tables where we explore insight into our individual and collective spiritual lives.

The Dominican Sisters welcome you to a space where we may expand our understanding of our self and spirit.

We are always interested in hearing ideas about what topics you'd like to explore at the Center for Education and Spirituality. Please feel free to share your ideas at To browse future events not listed here, please visit our Events Calendar.


Dia De Los Muertos
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1pm - 5pm

A Workshop for individuals and Families to prepare for celebrating THE DAY OF THE DEAD in our homes


Join us as we learn about Dia de Los Muertos and make ofrendas (altars) and paper marigolds for our home celebrations to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have died.  There will be skulls to color and other decorations to make for our homes.  Bring your own box or buy a small one for $2; and bring pictures, mementos, ribbons, and other things to make your personal altar to a loved one.

Facilitator: Beverly Terlep enjoys working with people of all ages to explore what it means to be human, to be body and spirit, and how to give visual expression to our spiritual lives. For over twenty- five years, Beverly has worked with individuals and groups in hospitals, churches, senior centers, and the local community dealing with spirituality, as well as self-awareness and personal growth. Beverly has an M.A. in Applied Theology from the School of Applied Theology and Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and a post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy from the University of California, Berkeley.

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T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Through Movement

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:30pm


T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation and spiritual practice, composed of 19 moves and one pose, which activates, balances and circulates wellness throughout our entire body, mind and spirit. T'ai Chi Chih can be done standing or sitting down, with the same awesome benefits of balance, flexibility, better sleep and peaceful mind. Come just as you are and wear comfortable shoes.

Join us for 6 Thursday sessions beginning September 19, 2019 at 12:30-1:30PM in the Dominican Center. RSVP by September 13, 2019 at or call us for more information at (510) 933-6360.

Sister Rebecca Shinas, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, is an Accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher, prayer leader, storyteller, singer-songwriter, painter and presenter of many varied spiritual topics. She is currently the RCIA coordinator and Pastoral Spiritual Companion at St. Simon Parish in Los Altos.

September Taizé

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Taizé Prayer will be held from 8PM to 9PM in our Chapel on September 20.

This is an ecumenical service of prayer and song, open to all faiths and people of all ages. Don't hesitate bring a friend or two.

For more information, please contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP at (510) 502-5797