The Holy Encounter Retreat

September 27-29, 2024

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. Lecturer, author, and founder of the Center, Beverly Hutchinson McNeff, brings her 45 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 R.W. Ranch spiritual retreat center in Lucerne Valley, California. Sessions will be conducted in comfortable, air-conditioned meeting rooms. 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: ALL 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 with a safe atmosphere for learning and sharing — a weekend where you can truly spend time on your 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 our goal of peace and forgiveness has never changed, even in a world of chaos. Let’s experience this together. We look forward to sharing this weekend of love with you.


  • DATES: 6:00 pm Friday, September 27th through 1:00 pm Sunday, September 29th, 2024
  • COST: Starting at $699. This fee includes all retreat activities, lodging, and six chef-prepared meals. See a sample menu. Other lodging options are available, as outlined below.
  • LOCATION: The R.W. 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.

The ranch property is rustic with sloped walkways and stairs. If you have mobility issues, please see our FAQ Page for more information.

Shared Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender) – $699

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

Mobility Bedroom (same gender) – $699

Triple occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom. These rooms are located closest to the meeting and dining rooms in the main lodge. Access to the main lodge is possible without requiring the use of stairs or steps. These accommodations are single beds.
Register for Mobility Bedroom

Private Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (same gender) – $849

Private bedroom with a bathroom that is shared with one or two attendee(s) in an adjacent room. The bathroom has private shower and toilet areas, and double sinks. These accommodations are single beds.
Register for Private Bedroom and Shared Bathroom

Couples Room with Private Bathroom – $799 per person

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

We have created a Retreat Ride Sharing page to allow registrants to connect to share rides from the airport or from their hometowns.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions. You may call us at 1-800-359-2246 with any additional questions you have.

Refund policy: Refunds, less a $50 processing fee per person, are available for requests submitted by August 30, 2024. After August 30th, 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.”