The Holy Encounter Retreat

February 17-19, 2017 – Lucerne Valley, California

If you are ready for an experience of the peace and healing that A Course in Miracles promises, we invite you to Miracle Distribution Center’s Holy Encounter Retreat. International lecturer, author, and founder of the Center, Beverly Hutchinson McNeff, brings her 40 years of Course study to this weekend that will leave you with the tools and understanding you’ll need to experience miracles in your life.

Known for her ability to take seemingly complex lessons and reveal their truth and simplicity, Beverly will help you open up to the worth and beauty inside you now.

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The Holy Encounter Retreat will be held at the spacious RW Ranch spiritual retreat center in Lucerne Valley, California. Sessions will be conducted in spacious meeting rooms and time for reflection and meditation may be experienced in various landscaped parks, intimate flower gardens, beside a tumbling stream, or beside ponds… each offering privacy, seclusion, and a distinctive setting. Everything is included: The weekend retreat activities, well-appointed lodging, and six organic, chef-prepared meals. Our caring and experienced staff, coupled with an oasis in the heart of Southern California, will provide you a safe and wonderful atmosphere for learning and sharing — a weekend where you can truly spend time on your own internal healing.

Through lectures, meditation, group sharing, music and laughter, you will be helped to see, and look beyond, the limitations of this world and experience the possibility of God in every aspect of your life.

Please join us as we take a “journey without distance” to find that even in a world of chaos, our goal of peace and forgiveness has never changed. Let’s experience this together. We look forward to sharing this weekend of love with you.

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  • DATES: 6:00 pm Friday, February 17th through 1:00 pm Sunday, February 19th, 2017
  • COST: Starting at $499. This fee includes all retreat activities, lodging, and six chef-prepared meals. See the Menu. Other lodging options are available, as outlined below.
  • LOCATION: The RW Ranch in Lucerne Valley, California is an easy one-hour drive from Ontario International Airport. Shuttle service to the Ranch can be arranged at an additional fee. Rentals cars are also available. Orange County and Los Angeles International Airports are each two hours away.

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Shared Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender)

Double occupancy bedroom with a bathroom that is shared with two attendees in an adjacent room. The upgraded bathroom has private shower and toilet areas, and double sinks. These accommodations are single beds.
Register for Shared Bedroom – $499

Private Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender)

Private bedroom with a bathroom that is shared with one attendee in an adjacent room. The upgraded bathroom has private shower and toilet areas, and double sinks. These accommodations are single beds.
Register for Private Bedroom – $674

Private Bedroom with Private Bathroom

Private bedroom with a single bed and a private, upgraded bathroom.
Register for Private Bed & Bath – $749

Couples Bungalow with Private Bathroom

Couples bungalow with two single beds and a private bathroom. Price is per person and both must register together.
Register for Couples Bungalow – $649

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-359-2246 with any additional questions you may have.

Refund policy: Refunds, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be available for requests submitted by October 16th. From October 16th through December 16th, a $200 fee will apply. From December 16th through January 31st, a $250 fee will apply. After January 31st, no refunds are available.

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What Others Have Said About Our Weekends

Thank you for a life-changing workshop. Reading the Course has been clearer than ever for me since hearing you speak in person.”

– Linda, Astatula, FL

Thank you so much for the weekend. It was just the shot in the arm I needed.”

— Stephanie

The weekend was very meaningful to me, and I want to thank you for your clarity, focus, and energy. I have already signed up for the next one, and look forward to the experience of greater understanding.”

— Vicki, Savannah, GA

This past weekend was great. Beverly makes everything so plain and easy to practice. I really appreciated her approach and her enthusiasm for the Course.”

— Lois, Orlando, FL

I brought a friend to the conference who has been unable to get a grasp on the Course because the book overwhelmed him. He had a shift in perception from experiencing Beverly’s teachings and wisdom this weekend. He told me he now plans to begin reading the Workbook lessons. That was one of many miracles I witnessed this past weekend.”

— Larry, Westford, MA

Beverly, you are an amazing teacher. You help the learning process for your students by making the message so much clearer and easier to understand! When you read the Course, it went right into my mind and heart! It made the greatest sense.

I am so glad you are doing this work. I feel that you are “dead on” in your interpretation of the Course and therefore such a blessing for all of us studying it. Thank you so much. Besides being a great teacher, you are a delightful person full of fun, humor and humanity. It is very enjoyable to learn from you.

Your staff was great – lovely and helpful people. I felt a true sense of joining with all.”

— Alice, Cold Spring, NY

We want to thank you very much for your fabulous presentation! It was very helpful to be reminded of key Course concepts and how to apply them in a practical way. We love your humorous and delightful style! We also want to thank Paul and your many volunteers and staff who made the event very successful!”

— Diane, Washington, DC

Beverly, we were blessed by your clarity and simplicity in sharing the Course. It was wonderful to meet you and all your staff in person. Each of you brought something very unique to our weekend together.”

— Barbara, Naples, ME

Beverly, you so fit the description of a ‘Teacher of God’ with your beautiful face, unfurrowed brow, and joyful presence — you touched our minds, hearts and lives and I am so grateful.

Paul and Tess added so much to the beauty and happiness of the weekend with their gentle ways of helping us to connect to one another through music and movement.”

— Marcia, Cape Cod, MA

THANK YOU!! It was my first time to be in any type of A Course in Miracles conference and I felt wonderful. Of course, I realize, the important part is practicing it, but I was reminded of many of the tools we have available to help us practice and I appreciate that. Thanks.”

— T.J., Basking Ridge, NJ

Thank you for an uplifting and informative Miracle Weekend. I appreciate all the information and insight that I received from the weekend. The weekend will help move me along in my course path.”

— Tom, Milford, CT

I must tell you what a wonderful experience the weekend was for me on so many levels. Your staff is terrific. Your husband is outstanding. I could not believe how well versed you are in the Course. I was very impressed with that as I was with your energy, stamina and ability to make difficult passages understandable, and to tie different parts of the Course together. Your clarity about the Course is incredible. Thank you, Thank you!”

— Eileen, Bushnell, FL