Bethany Retreat Center

11th Step Retreat – A Weekend Retreat for People in 12-Step Recovery Programs

11th Step Retreat – A Weekend Retreat for People in 12-Step Recovery Programs

11th Step – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

 Facilitator:  Nancy Cord-Baran and Michael Gidlewski

March 31 to April 2, 2023

FULL – Call for most current availability and waitlist information. 

This retreat will offer an environment of solitude and silence in community with time for reflection, fellowship and 12 Step Meetings. We will be presenting Centering Prayer as an 11th Step Practice. Centering Prayer is an ancient meditation practice that is different from what we may think of as prayer. It is simply moving deep within ourselves in silence, saying nothing, asking for nothing, just being by letting go of our thoughts and resting in our Higher Power. Retreat staff have been active in 12-Step programs for many years and are longtime practitioners of Centering Prayer. They are Commissioned Presenters for Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach and 12 step Outreach. 

If you are starting a meditation practice, seeking a new path or are interested in deepening your current practice, come and join us.

“There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life.”               AA 12 & 12


Offering: $260.00 (2 nights, including lodging, meals and retreat deposit)

Deposit: $75.00

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