Prairie Oaks Institute’s programming is focused in three areas:

  • Ecology & Sustainability
  • Retreat and Renewal
  • Education & Leadership Development

As these areas of focus intersect, the programs and resources of Prairie Oaks invite people to explore the inner and outer landscapes of their lives and to reconnect soul and role in order to live, work, and lead for the sake of the common good.

Upcoming Events

Wintering Through: Courage in the Deep

Wintering Through: Courage in the Deep” is an opportunity to experience the winter gifts of stillness and rest, of renewed clarity and mindful presence.  Grounded in the truths of your own stories and questions, and guided by the Circles of Trust® model based on the work of author and educator Parker J. Palmer, this Courage and Renewal® online retreat series invites you to step with intention into a place apart, to plumb the deep places of your life, and to honor with gentleness and patience the shared weariness of our souls in these times. Spots limited, sign up now!

Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Live into a ‘More Perfect Union’

For most of us the year 2020 was unlike any other in recent memory. What does this moment in time mean for you? What are your questions? What are you grieving? What are you celebrating? Where do you find hope? The founders of this country spoke of creating a more perfect union – which means that this democracy is a work in progress, one that needs all of us to create and uphold it. What does that look like for you?  What will it take to get there, and to be on the journey together? Spots limited, sign up now!

There’s Snow Place like Prairie Oaks: A Winter Warmer

Join us on Saturday February 20th, 2021 for an afternoon of outside fun! Walk, snowshoe, or ski along our mile long trail. Feeling cold, warm up by the fire and enjoy a warm beverage! We hope to see you there!

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