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Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Retreat with John Philip Newell

This spiritual retreat in the mountains of Western North Carolina, will offer contemplation, worship, and thoughtful reflection through the lenses of Celtic Spirituality. Led by acclaimed poet and peace maker, J. Philip Newell, the weekend will be filled with engagement as we listen for the heartbeat of God. Philip will speak during 4 sessions throughout the weekend.

About the Speaker:

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. John Philip is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, having authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, and his most latest visionary work The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings.





Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (For Lodging/Meal Reservations: 800.222.4930,

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Lodging and Meal Packages: 

Packages are per person and include 2 nights lodging, breakfast on Saturday through breakfast on Sunday. For Lodging/Meal Reservations, contact: 800.222.4930, (Mention "Philip Newell Retreat."). NOTE: Online reservations through will not access the event room block. Calling or emailing required for reservations.

-The Terrace: $303/person Single Occupancy; $173/person Double Occupancy (plus tax) LIMITED ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE TERRACE

-Lambuth Inn: $263/person Single Occupancy; $153/person Double Occupancy (plus tax)

Event Registration:

$215/person ($15 discount with purchase of Lake Junaluska lodging/meal package.) Space is limited.  Register now! 




Later Event: September 7
A Weekend with Dr. Jerry Wright