MICAH offers ministries for body, mind and spirit including contemplative and silent prayer, meditation, spirituality, spiritual direction, and retreat center.  The Family Practice and Integrative Medicine Center also offers holistic health and healing services including integrative, complimentary, alternative, and natural medicine, replacement therapy, natural healing, natural menopause, bio-identical hormones, and replacement therapy.

Health and Spirituality Program

Experience Inner Healing in the Midst of Cultural Chaos

Our American culture is riddled with fear and anxiety. We follow the lead of our anxious culture and do what it tells us, “Ignore and numb yourselves from what is deep under the surface of your uncomfortable, nagging and sometimes debilitating fear and anxiety!” We gravitate toward what our culture tells us will help: shopping, watching, exercising, eating, sleeping, drinking, working, playing, medicating, living in the virtual world, and so on and so forth.

If these words sound familiar to you then you might consider our Health and Spirituality Program.

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Upcoming Events

Silent Saturdays:
Five Energies, Five Rooms, Five Months

Online or In-Person
MICAH - Crookston, MN

The Five Wisdom Energy are a way to better understand how we relate to ourselves and others when we are in a more “enlightened” space and when we are in a more “confused” space. Each month one of the five energies will be introduced, worked with, and reflected upon; with opportunities to sign up to practice in the meditation room of the month.

  • Introduction to Vajra: Clarity
    Saturday, February 17
  • Introduction to Buddha: All-Encompassing
    Saturday, March 17
  • Introduction to Padma: Empathetic and Warm
    Satruday, April 14
  • Introduction to Karma: Pragmatic but Gracious
    Saturday, May 19
  • Introduction to Ratna: Abundance
    Saturday, June 16

Suggested donation of $20/session includes: Introduction session, journal, and room practice time.
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MICAH Gathering

February 18
10:00 am - Potluck Brunch
11:00 am - Gathering
MICAH Retreat Center

Once a month people who are interested in contemplative practice, community, and a meaningful experience come together for brunch and a gathering. All are welcome no matter what faith or non-faith background
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Intro to Meditation for Health & Wellbeing

Online or In-Person
Newbridge Clinic - Edina, MN

Class offered:

  • Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00 am
  • Sunday, March 11 @ 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 19 @ 7:00 pm

Come learn about meditation, get answers to FAQs (i.e. why does my mind wander when I’m trying to make it still?), and practice in a group setting. Whether you have meditated before, or are a complete beginner, this class will be a great fit!
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MICAH stands for Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing. We seek to create places where we live out a holistic vision of being in communion with God, with others, and with the earth.
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Experience Beauty, Peace, and Rest...

Located on over 200 acres of rolling prairie, quiet woods and refreshing river banks, the new MICAH Retreat Center offers a place to seek God without noise, rush, and stress.

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MICAH Turns 15!

Where does a story begin?

This year (2016) MICAH turns 15. Also this year, Dan and Debra celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. One place to begin the MICAH story is with their wedding. Because for presents, they asked for donations to a healing and retreat center that didn’t exist but was their dream. Fifteen years later MICAH, which wasn’t the first attempt, began. [...]

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Blog: A View from Nowhere

Latest Post:
Mental Health, Mental Illness, Shooters

I sense increasing polarization and confusion around this issue I thought, as a mental health healer with more than 30 years of experience in the field, I’d add my two cents. [...]
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Tailored Drawings to Enhance Your Events

Enhance your presentaion or group retreat discussion with custom drawings from Trey that bring scripture, lectures, and workshops to life.

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Buy MICAH T-Shirts

Light gray 100% cotton t-shirt with the MICAH logo printed on the front.

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Health & Spirituality
Year-Long Program

The Health and Spirituality ProgramStart an investment toward becoming the person you were created to be: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Get specific tools, individualized direction, and helpful encouragement to make serious lasting changes.

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Spiritual Direction

A spiritual director is not a counselor or psychotherapist but someone who listens to your story in a deep way and helps bring your attention to where God may be particularly active in your life.

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Traveling Art Exhibit

The Discombobulated Church

A Humorous and Challenging Art Exhibit on the Contemporary Church

This thoughtful, introspective, and motivating art exhibit will be a spring board for your church to contemplate, discuss, and make choices that reflect what a healthy spiritual community truly is.

Free of charge and tailor-made.

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Books Available

The Collapse of the Three Story Universe

by Daniel Wolpert

The Collapse of the Tree Story Universe

Christianity in an Age of Science: Who Says Heaven is Up?

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Holy Doodles

by Trey Everett

Holy Doodles: Cartoons to Contemplate (Volume 1)

Holy Doodles: Cartoons to Contemplate (Volume 2)

Life With God Series

by Daniel Wolpert

Leading a Life With God by Daniel Wolpert.

Leading a Life With God:
The Practice of Spiritual Leadership

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Creating a Life With God by Daniel Wolpert.

Leading a Life with God
Group Training

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Creating a Life With God by Daniel Wolpert.

Creating a Life With God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices

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Journey on a Virtual Prayer Path

The virtual prayer path is a time to draw away and connect your soul with God in the midst of your day. Images where taken as one journeyed along the path located on the MICAH site.

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Payment and Donation Option

We are excited to announce that you can now donate towards MICAH and complete payments online using your PayPal account or credit card.