Program & Retreat Schedule

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Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center

We are excited to announce our upcoming programs for July - December, 2020!  

SAVE THE DATE  & register online now or call 317-788-7581!

August 21 - 22   The Gates of Heaven are Everywhere:  A Thomas Merton Retreat  Get away for a weekend retreat designed to help you see & hear, and to be drawn into the ever present reality of God.  During this retreat, we will use Thomas Meron - A Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan, to pray the hours at dawn, mid-day and dusk.  Experience meditation in the gardens of the Benedict Inn, Visio Divina, poetry, journaling, art, music, and prayerful movement interwoven with times of silence and rest.  Please bring a journal, the above referenced book, and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities. Check-in is Friday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. The retreat concludes on Saturday, August 22 at 3:00 pm. Cost is $175/person (includes room and meals).  Retreat Facilitator:  Sylvia Harrison.

September 12 & 19 - No Regrets - A Sage-ing Presentation  Join us for this 2-part program where we will explore the last stage of life from a number of perspectives.  How do we feel about our own mortality? What will we leave as a legacy?  What can we do now to prepare and thrive in the present? This program is based upon the best-selling book, From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision for Growing Older, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.  (The referenced book is not required reading for this program.)  Saturdays, September 12  & 19 from 9:30 am - Noon.  Cost is $60.  Please note:  This program was originally scheduled to take place at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for your well-being, this program will be presented by Alan Rider via ZOOM.  To ensure a positive ZOOM experience, each registered participant will need:

  • A device with video/audio capabilities: Smart phone, tablet,  laptop or desktop computer

  • Reliable and secure internet service

  • A valid email address to send you the ZOOM link/password

​Presenter:  Alan Rider, MDiv, CSL

October 1, 8, 15 & 22 - Me Too - From Shame to Survivor  In the United States, one in three women experienced some form of sexual abuse or violence in their lifetime. (National Violence Resource Center)  This powerful, four-part program is for women who have experienced sexual assault/abuse.  Me Too offers the opportunity to speak and heal in a safe, anonymous, and supportive environment.  Discover the path to healing and journey from victim to survivor.  While this program is not intended to take the place of individual counseling with licensed therapist, we will proceed at a pace that meets the needs of the participants as a group.  Due to the sensitivity of this topic, we ask that participants commit to attending all 4 sessions of this program. Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15 & 22.  7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Cost is $60.  Presented by Dr. Rachel Waltz.

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