The Holy Encounter Retreat
with Beverly Hutchinson McNeff

September 24-26, 2021 – 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 44 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.

The Holy Encounter Retreat is presented at the majestic 900-acre RW Ranch spiritual retreat center in Lucerne Valley, California. Sessions will be conducted in comfortable, air conditioned meeting rooms and time for reflection and meditation may be experienced in various landscaped parks, intimate flower gardens, beside a tumbling stream, or peaceful 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. The grounds will be for our exclusive use throughout the weekend. 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 to 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.


  • DATES: 6:00 pm Friday, September 24th through 1:00 pm Sunday, September 26th, 2021
  • COST: Starting at $549. This fee includes all retreat activities, lodging, and six chef-prepared meals. See a sample menu. Other lodging options are available, as outlined below. Payments plans are also available.
  • LOCATION: The RW Ranch in Lucerne Valley, California is a ninety minute drive from Ontario International Airport. Orange County and Los Angeles International Airports are each 2 to 2-1/2 hours away.

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Shared Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender) – $549

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

Private Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender) $749

Private bedroom with a bathroom that is shared with one or two attendees in an adjacent room. The bathroom has private shower and toilet areas, and double sinks. These accommodations are single beds. (Upgrades to a $849 private room may become available. Indicate your desire for a possible upgrade in the comments box during checkout.)
Register for Private Bedroom

Private Bedroom with Private Bathroom – $849 – Sold Out

Private bedroom with a single bed and a private bathroom.
Register for Private Bed and Bath

Couples Bungalow with Private Bathroom – $649

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

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: Full refunds are available for requests submitted by August 20, 2021. After August 20th, no refunds are available.

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What Others Have Said About Our Retreats…

“I want to thank you all for a wonderful retreat! It is so much fun learning about the Course from Beverly. She makes it easy to understand the Course when she shares movies and cartoons and how they show the Course’s principles. She makes us feel that we can do anything! She is a gift! I loved the peacefulness of the grounds, the singing birds, running water, and beautiful statues. A very easy place to meditate and go within.”

“The intimate setting of the Royal Way Retreat Center was wonderful. The staff was so helpful and kind and the room accommodations and the meals were outstanding. The breathtaking beauty looking out over Lucerne Valley and the peaceful gardens, walking trails, and meditation sites were magnificent.”

“Beverly made the Course so easy to understand. I’m always getting this message that the Course is so hard and she makes it so simple.”

“Thank you very much for the excellent retreat! I loved everything about the RW Ranch; the food, the rooms, the grounds, the location and the meeting room. Your program and schedule was perfect. The music, videos, handouts, group discussions and your presentation inspired and moved me greatly!”

“Beverly’s passion and wisdom and her easy-to-understand, interactive style of teaching of the Course principles shine in this beautiful place. She really knows how to teach beyond the words and reach the spirit within. And, added bonus — MDC support staff, who were very kind, helpful and available were present throughout the entire weekend.”

“I’ve enjoyed this weekend tremendously, being around so many loving people, feeling such love for them, and getting so much wonderful wisdom! It’s just been wonderful. Plus, being in such a beautiful space, too, it’s so gorgeous.”

“This retreat was an amazing and powerful A Course in Miracles immersion experience. I am deeply grateful I was able to attend.”

“Loved the retreat!! Thank you so much for all you do. I feel like you are the light leading the way back home.”

“It was a wonderful spiritual experience.”

“I think what I learned this weekend will make my relationships better.”

“I came away with a really good feeling and appreciation on some down-to-earth things that really made sense to me in terms of forgiveness, judgment, etc. The retreat was great, the environment was great, the food was great, I just had a great time overall.”