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“Blessed Are the Peacemakers:”
Living the Sermon on the Mount with Rev. John Dear, April 25-28, 2022
Inn at Morro Bay, Morro Bay, California

A four-day retreat/workshop on the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew 5-7, Jesus’ visionary teachings on love, peace and nonviolence. Gandhi thought these were the greatest writings on nonviolence in history, so he read from them every day for over forty years—and he wasn’t even a Christian. John Dear will lead us in a rigorous reading of the Sermon on the Mount line by line. Together, we will examine and discuss everything so that we might become more familiar with it and live our way into its core teachings, such as the Beatitudes, “Offer no violent resistance to one who does evil,” “Love your enemies,” and “Seek first God’s reign and God’s justice.” Together, we will try to become like Gandhi, “Sermon on the Mount” people. Please bring your Bible, journal and notebook.

Monday-Thursday noon, April 25, 28, 2022, $500 total fee. This does not include a hotel room, breakfast or any travel expenses. It does include coffee and snacks in the morning, Monday through Thursday; lunch Monday-Wednesday; and a special evening wine social and full dinner Wednesday night. Ends Thursday at noon. All events held in the beautiful Alcove Room with a big glass window looking out at the Morro Bay harbor, the rock and the ocean. Space is limited, and we suggest you register early to reserve your space. Registration closes February 15, 2022.

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Total fee is $500. We kindly ask for a $100 deposit upon registration, with full payment due at least three weeks before the event. If you have to cancel, a full refund will be given granted any time up to three weeks before the event. Otherwise, please write to the Beatitudes Center.

REGISTER NOW FOR A DISCOUNT

If you register by December 1, 2021 (with the $100 deposit), the total charge is $450.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus offers scholarships for those who have need. To apply please write an email letter to thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com telling us something about yourself and why you are applying for a scholarship and how much you feel you can pay. Please include your full name, address, telephone number and email address. Payment must be by check made payable to John Dear at Beatitudes Center, P.O. Box 1915, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Scholarships are offered only for the 2022 Retreats/Workshops Program and not for plane fare or hotel costs.

HOTEL AND AREA INFORAMTION

We recommend that you get a room at the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Please indicate on your registration form if you are choosing to stay at the Inn. A special code for a discounted hotel rate will be sent to you via email.  The Inn is located in Morro Bay State Park Visit: www.innatmorrobay.com .

If you want to find other, possible cheaper hotels in the area, check out the websites for:

For information about activities and restaurants in Morro Bay go to: www.morrobay.org

For information for visitors to San Luis Obispo County see: www.slocal.com

For information on Big Sur see: www.bigsurcalifornia.org

For information on the near airport and for car rentals, check out the San Luis Obispo airport at: www.sloairport.com .

For information on California trains into San Luis Obispo, see: www.amtrak.com .

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please write a letter with your reasons why to:  info@beatitudescenter.org

If you have any questions at any time, please email Ruth Ann Angus, the Beatitudes Center Administrator at thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com

In case the event does not attract at least fifteen people, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.


SCHEDULE:

Monday, April 25

  • 8-9 a.m. Registration.
  • 9-12:30 a.m. Welcome, prayer, introductions, first presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Tuesday, April 26

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Wednesday, April 27

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wine and cheese social.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Inn at Morro Bay

Thursday, April 28

  • 9-12:00. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, concluding large group discussion.

“Gandhi, King, Day & Berrigan” with Rev. John Dear, May 23-26, 2022
Inn at Morro Bay, Morro Bay, California

A four-day retreat/workshop on the lives, writings and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan, with Rev. John Dear.

John Dear has spent his life writing and teaching about these great peacemakers. During our time, he will offer reflection and discussion sessions on each of these four great peacemakers. Together, we will study and ponder their inspiring lives and teachings, and reflect on how we can take new steps to learn from them and act for peace, justice and nonviolence as they did.

Monday-Thursday noon, May 23-26, 2022, $500 total fee. This does not include a hotel room, breakfast or any travel expenses. It does include coffee and snacks in the morning, Monday through Thursday; lunch Monday-Wednesday; and a special evening wine social and full dinner Wednesday night. Ends Thursday at noon. All events held in the beautiful Alcove Room with a big glass window looking out at the Morro Bay harbor, the rock and the ocean. Space is limited, and we suggest you register early to reserve your space. Registration closes March 15, 2022.

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Total fee is $500. We kindly ask for a $100 deposit upon registration, with full payment due at least three weeks before the event. If you have to cancel, a full refund will be given granted any time up to three weeks before the event. Otherwise, please write to the Beatitudes Center.

REGISTER NOW FOR A DISCOUNT

If you register by December 1, 2021 (with the $100 deposit), the total charge is $450.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORAMTION

The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus offers scholarships for those who have need. To apply please write an email letter to thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com telling us something about yourself and why you are applying for a scholarship and how much you feel you can pay. Please include your full name, address, telephone number and email address. Payment must be by check made payable to John Dear at Beatitudes Center, P.O. Box 1915, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Scholarships are offered only for the 2022 Retreats/Workshops Program and not for plane fare or hotel costs.

HOTEL AND AREA INFORMATION

We recommend that you get a room at the Inn at Morro Bay,60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442.  Please indicate on your registration form if you are choosing to stay at the Inn. A special code for a discounted hotel rate will be sent to you via email. The Inn is located in Morro Bay State Park.

Visit: www.innatmorrobay.com

If you want to find other, possible cheaper hotels in the area, check out the websites for:

For information about activities and restaurants in Morro Bay go to: www.morrobay.org

For information for visitors to San Luis Obispo County see: www.slocal.com

For information on Big Sur see: www.bigsurcalifornia.org

For information on the near airport and for car rentals, check out the San Luis Obispo airport at: www.sloairport.com

For information on California trains into San Luis Obispo, see: www.amtrak.com

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please write a letter with your reasons why to:  info@beatitudescenter.org

If you have any questions at any time, please email Ruth Ann Angus, the Beatitudes Center Administrator at thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com

In case the event does not attract at least fifteen people, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

SCHEDULE:

Monday, May 23

  • 8-9 a.m. Registration
  • 9-12:30 a.m. Welcome, prayer, introductions, first presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Tuesday, May 24

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Wednesday, May 25

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wine and cheese social.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Inn at Morro Bay

Thursday, May 26

  • 9-12:00. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, concluding large group discussion.

“You Are My Witnesses: Following the Nonviolent Jesus for the Rest of Our Lives”
with Rev. John Dear, September 19-22, 2022
Inn at Morro Bay, Morro Bay, California

A four-day retreat/workshop on the life, death and resurrection of the nonviolent Jesus, focusing mainly on the Synoptic Gospels, beginning with his baptism and his teachings, then his campaign to Jerusalem, then his civil disobedience in the Temple, Last supper, arrest, trial, execution and resurrection—all from a Gandhian/Kingian hermeneutic of nonviolence. As we study his life from the perspective of nonviolence, we will gain new insights and new strength to go forward as his disciples and apostles of nonviolence in our culture of violence and war. Along the way, we will focus on key teachings such as: “Blessed are the peacemakers; the reign of God is at hand; Love your enemies; Seek first God’s reign and God’s justice; Do not be afraid; Put down the sword; peace be with you.” By the end, he will say to each of us as he said to the first disciples, “I am sending you out as lambs into the midst of wolves. Go and proclaim God’s reign of peace.” For newcomers to Gospel nonviolence, and those who have been struggling to practice it all their lives.

Monday-Thursday noon, September 19-22, 2022, $500 total fee. This does not include a hotel room, breakfast or any travel expenses. It does include coffee and snacks in the morning, Monday through Thursday; lunch Monday-Wednesday; and a special evening wine social and full dinner Wednesday night. Ends Thursday at noon. All events held in the beautiful Alcove Room with a big glass window looking out at the Morro Bay harbor, the Rock and the ocean. Space is limited, and we suggest you register early to reserve your space. Registration closes July 15, 2022.

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Total fee is $500. We kindly ask for a $100 deposit upon registration, with full payment due at least three weeks before the event. If you have to cancel, a full refund will be given granted any time up to three weeks before the event. Otherwise, please write to the Beatitudes Center.

REGISTER NOW FOR A DISCOUNT

If you register by February 1, 2022 (with the $100 deposit), the total charge is $450.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORAMTION

The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus offers scholarships for those who have need. To apply please write an email letter to thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com telling us something about yourself and why you are applying for a scholarship and how much you feel you can pay. Please include your full name, address, telephone number and email address. Payment must be by check made payable to John Dear at Beatitudes Center, P.O. Box 1915, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Scholarships are offered only for the 2022 Retreats/Workshops Program and not for plane fare or hotel costs.

HOTEL AND AREA INFORMATION

We recommend that you get a room at the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Please indicate on your registration form if you are choosing to stay at the Inn. A special code for a discounted hotel rate will be sent to you via email.  The Inn is located in Morro Bay State Park

Visit: www.innatmorrobay.com

If you want to find other, possible cheaper hotels in the area, check out the websites for:

For information about activities and restaurants in Morro Bay go to: www.morrobay.org

For information for visitors to San Luis Obispo County see: www.slocal.com

For information on Big Sur see: www.bigsurcalifornia.org

For information on the near airport and for car rentals, check out the San Luis Obispo airport at: www.sloairport.com

For information on California trains into San Luis Obispo, see: www.amtrak.com

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please write a letter with your reasons why to:  info@beatitudescenter.org

If you have any questions at any time, please email Ruth Ann Angus, the Beatitudes Center Administrator at thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com

In case the event does not attract at least fifteen people, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.


SCHEDULE:

Monday, September 19

  • 8-9 a.m. Registration
  • 9-12:30 a.m. Welcome, prayer, introductions, first presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Tuesday, September 20

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • Free evening.

Wednesday, September 21

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-3:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 3:00-4:30. Second Presentation and Discussion.
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wine and cheese social.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Inn at Morro Bay

Thursday, September 22

  • 9-12:00. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, concluding large group discussion.

“Everything Is Emptiness and Everything Is Compassion:
A Weekend Retreat on the Life and Teachings of Thomas Merton,”
with Rev. John Dear, October 7-9, 2022.
Inn at Morro Bay, Morro Bay, California

A week before he died on December 10, 1968, legendary Trappist monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton had a profound spiritual experience before the statues of Buddha in Polonarruwa, Sri Lanka. There, he wrote a few days later, he realized the meaning of life: “Everything is emptiness and everything is compassion.”

This weekend, we will reflect on the life, writings and teachings of Thomas Merton, especially in light of contemplative nonviolence, based on John Dear’s recent best-selling book, “Thomas Merton Peacemaker.” John will offer presentations, followed by small group and large group discussions on his writings, Friday night through Sunday morning. We will pursue his spiritual insights and practice, especially about meditation, nonviolence, emptiness and compassion, so that like Merton, will become full time seekers of the God of peace.

Friday evening, 7 p.m., to Sunday noon, October 7-9, 2022, $400 total fee. Includes wine and cheese social Friday evening after the 7 p.m. first presentation; coffee and snacks during the Saturday morning break (but not breakfast), lunch on Saturday, and a full dinner, and at 9 p.m., another wine and cheese social Saturday evening. Ends at noon on Sunday. Held in the beautiful Alcove Room with a big glass window looking out at Morro Bay Morro Bay harbor, the rock and the ocean. Space is limited and we suggest you register early to reserve your space. Registration closes August 7. 2022.

PAYMENT AND REQUIRED DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Total fee is $400. We kindly ask for a $100 deposit upon registration, with full payment due at least two weeks before the event. If you have to cancel, a full refund will be given granted any time up to three weeks before the event. Otherwise, please write to the Beatitudes Center.

REGISTER NOW FOR A DISCOUNT

If you register by February 1, 2022 (with the $100 deposit), the total charge is $350.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus offers scholarships for those who have need. To apply please write an email letter to thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com telling us something about yourself and why you are applying for a scholarship and how much you feel you can pay. Please include your full name, address, telephone number and email address. Payment must be by check made payable to John Dear at Beatitudes Center, P.O. Box 1915, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Scholarships are offered only for the 2022 Retreats/Workshops Program and not for plane fare or hotel costs.

HOTEL AND AREA INFORMATION

We recommend that you get a room at the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Please indicate on your registration form if you are choosing to stay at the Inn. A special code for a discounted hotel rate will be sent to you via email.  The Inn is located in Morro Bay State Park.

Visit: www.innatmorrobay.com

If you want to find other, possible cheaper hotels in the area, check out the websites for:

For information about activities and restaurants in Morro Bay go to: www.morrobay.org

For information for visitors to San Luis Obispo County see: www.slocal.com

For information on Big Sur see: www.bigsurcalifornia.org

For information on the near airport and for car rentals, check out the San Luis Obispo airport at: www.sloairport.com

For information on California trains into San Luis Obispo, see: www.amtrak.com

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please write a letter with your reasons why to:  info@beatitudescenter.org

If you have any questions at any time, please email Ruth Ann Angus, the Beatitudes Center Administrator at thebeatitudescenter@gmail.com

In case the event does not attract at least fifteen people, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.


SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 7th

  • Registration, 5-7 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. Welcome, prayer, introductions, first presentation, discussion.
  • 9:00 p.m. Wine and cheese social

Saturday, October 8th

  • 9-12:30 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, small and large group discussion.
  • 12:30-4:00. Lunch followed by free time.
  • 4:00-5:30. Second Presentation and Discussion, followed by break.
  • 6:00-7:30. Dinner.
  • 7:30—9:00. Presentation and discussion.
  • 9:00. Wine and Cheese Social

Sunday, October 9th

  • 9-11:00 a.m. Presentation, break with coffee and snacks, discussion.
  • 11:00-noon. Concluding Eucharist. Ends afterwards.

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