Journey to the Heart: A Christian Meditation Retreat

March 10 - 12, 2017

This contemplative retreat, hosted by the Beecken Center in partnership with World Community for Christian Meditation-USA (WCCM-USA), is an introduction to the practice of Christian Meditation, pioneered by Benedictine Dom John Main (1926-1982) in intentional communities of lay and professed monastics. The program will explore the teaching of John Main on Christian Meditation and the experience of the journey to our own heart that takes place through its practice.

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Who Am I Really? Discerning Aspects of the Soul Through the Spirituality of the Enneagram

April 20 - 22, 2017

Who Am I Really? Discerning Aspects of the Soul Through the Spirituality of the Enneagram, Sewanee, Tenn., April 2017

On April 20-22, 2017, the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with The Institute for Conscious Being, will present an intensive weekend of self-exploration and study led by Joseph B. Howell, Ph.D., author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the staff of the Institute for Conscious Being. Through lectures, dynamic presentations, music, video, group work, and more, this weekend conference will enable participants to immerse in the deeper aspects of themselves as revealed by spiritual truths, with the goal of finding that essential self that has been there all along.

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Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network

June 6 - 8, 2017

Now more than ever, communities across the United States are facing unprecedented natural and man-made disasters. Spiritual first-aid is an essential part of response and recovery, and volunteer chaplains are on the front lines in delivering disaster human service operations and disaster site operations.

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Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Congregation

June 12 - 16, 2017

The Beecken Center is partnering with the Interim Ministry Network (IMN) to bring this continuation of the Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry training to the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, June 12–16, 2017. Participants will continue their work and build on their own experience as they develop expertise in the specialized ministry of the transitional pastor.

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