Event Details

Meditation and A Course in Miracles

Let me be still and listen to the truth.

May 19 -21, 2017

Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

As of 5/15/17 – 2 Rooms Remaining as we had cancellations.
Commuter Price Available w/meals included

Saturday Only Option for Retreat Now Available!
(See below for details)

We have 1 Scholarship Left Available for Meditation and ACIM Retreat.
One is a full retreat weekend and the other is Saturday Only Option.
See bottom of the page.

Link to nearby hotels below 

Other upcoming retreats at www.acimretreats.org

ACIM Retreat with Rev. Deb Phelps and Allison Heistand-Phelps

(Rev. Paul will unfortunately be away in training.)



This retreat will be focused on “Meditation and A Course in Miracles”.

What most ACIM students do not realize is that meditation actually occupies a central place in the Course, being a main focus of the Workbook.

In this retreat:

  • We will explore meditation and the premise for practicing it,  
  • We will look at the 3 identified meditation techniques found in ACIM,
  • Take a deeper look at the Workbook Lessons of which quite a number of the exercises are similar to meditation techniques,
  • Work on building a successful meditation practice with the lessons.
  • Answer questions on practicing the Workbook Lessons and meditation.
  • Practice meditation throughout the retreat weekend
  • Experience walking a labyrinth
  • Surrounded by Love: Inner Landscape Mandala Self-Portraits with Allison, Art Therapist (Artistic talent not required!)
  • Singing Bowls
  • One-on-one personal sessions will be available at extra cost
  • Sharing with fellow students will occur in group sessions.
  • Beautiful natural setting!
  • After the retreat is over, your learning will be further enhanced. We have a 6-week class starting Thursday, May 25th titled the same. Since you are here at the retreat, attendance is free. You will be further supported with follow-up material, videos, optional video/phone meetings, and more.
  • Rev. Deb Phelps has been teaching and studying ACIM since 1993, is a meditation practitioner since 1980 and is a certified Meditation Instructor.
  • Allison Heistand-Phelps studied for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Naropa University, a Buddhist contemplative University in Boulder, Colorado.  (Bachelor of Arts of Contemplative Psychology and Visual Arts: Concentration in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology and Master of Arts’ Candidate May 2017 in Transpersonal Counseling & Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy) Meditation is a core requirement for all of Naropa’s degree programs. She is also a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado. Allison is currently studying to be a certified Meditation Instructor.
The purpose of all of our Practical Miracles Retreat Weekends is to provide a place of rest, renewal and contemplative reflection.  

Now added: Saturday Only Option

If you cannot stay for the entire weekend, come for our Saturday program. It includes all materials, Lunch and Dinner. We start at 9 am on Saturday.

Saturday Only Option:  A retreat works best of course if you can attend the entire time, however, we know that sometimes life calls to you as well. Consider joining us for just the day on Saturday.  The Saturday program schedule starts at 9 am, includes a wonderful Lunch and Dinner and ends in the evening. Give yourself the gift of Meditation and A Course in Miracles.

On Saturday you will experience:

  • Surrounded by Love: Inner Landscape Mandala Self-Portraits with Allison, Art Therapist (Artistic talent not required!)
  • Walking a Labyrinth
  • Teachings on Meditation and ACIM
  • Meditation Practice and Experiences
  • Singing Bowls
  • Sign up for personal one-on-one sessions with either Allison (life-focused) or Rev. Deb (spiritual direction) (Extra cost)
  • Sharing with other ACIM Students at a beautiful campus!

 Pictures from Previous Retreats

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 Throughout our retreat weekend participants have opportunities to strengthen their spiritual wholeness with time devoted to:
  • Connection with Holy Spirit through stillness and meditation,
  • Connection with self by the process and practice of A Course in Miracles principles,
  • Connection with others through the sharing of insights and like experiences.

Join us for this retreat as we break down the barriers to listening to Holy Spirit with practical exercises, meditation, sharing and laughter. By the end of the retreat, you will have deepened your practice. And you will be in amazement and gratitude!

Included with the retreat, participants will receive materials to enhance their meditation practice.

All rooms have private bathrooms.

Save $25 if you register and pay in full by April 15th!

The total cost of the retreat to you is:
$250 if you pay in full by April 15th.
After April 15th, the price is $275.


Price includes lodging and meals:
Friday-dinner, Saturday-breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday-brunch.

Commuter Price including meals:
Click this Link for Local Hotels

Saturday Only Option:
$100 includes materials, Lunch and Dinner

Bethel Horizons Retreat Center accommodates any special diet: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and any allergies. Let us know when you sign up!


MiraclesOne is supported solely by volunteers, including Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps, and all monies we receive are poured back into MiraclesOne to provide ACIM resources for you.

  Bethel Horizons

Art Venture Retreat Center

4601 C. Rd ZZ

Dodgeville, WI 53533

1 hr. from Madison – 1 hr. from Dubuque, IA

2 1/2 hrs. Milwaukee – 3 1/2 hrs. Chicago

The natural surroundings and grounds of the Retreat Center are available to participants to help to facilitate inner quiet and reflective thought.
Trails, woods, ponds and streams, cliffs, hills and valleys abound on over 500 acres of land.

We are excited to be in the brand new center that was built within the last two years. For past retreat, we were using the Prairie Center at Bethel Horizons.


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Art Ventures at Bethel Horizons is our newest and most modern facility. It features 8 motel style guest rooms each with three full-size beds and private in room baths. The space is proud to have a large open meeting and dining room with huge picture windows overlooking the vast prairie beyond. A large outdoor patio with furniture and seating is also available to experience the outdoors anytime of the year.



The retreat is a 3 day retreat. 

Private Rooms with Bathroom (you can share a room – 3 double beds to a room- Bring a friend or two!)

Check in Friday at Noon/Checkout Sunday at Noon

Friday Registration 12 Noon – 4:30 pm. Welcome and Dinner at 5 pm.

All Meals Included (Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Brunch)

Bring your own snacks

Details about Bethel Horizons Prairie Retreat Center and Property

Beautiful Natural Setting – Walking Trails – Cliffs

Ponds & Streams – Canoeing – RELAXING!


More than 6 miles of marked hiking trails allow visitors to experience the cliffs, forests, prairies and wetlands within Bethel Horizons’ 548 acres. (Adjacent to Governor Dodge State Park) A trail map allows you to discover the earth’s wonders on your own or you can join one of our naturalist-led hikes. See which wildflowers are blooming or which birds are migrating through the area.

You’ve studied the Course and you’ve listened to other Teachers talk about the Course.

Now take a weekend to learn how to live and practically apply the Course.

Learn to Apply A Course in Miracles in Your Daily Life!

NOTE: The deposit of $100 is non-refundable, but you can find someone else to take your place.

Private Rooms are available, you can share a room if you like.

NO REFUND POLICY: I understand my deposit is nonrefundable; however, I may transfer or sell my space to another person who will attend in my place. It will be my responsibility to collect funds from the person who will take my place – not the responsibility of MiraclesOne.  I agree to hold MiraclesOne harmless, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability resulting from attendance at this function. 

Your balance of your retreat fee is due by April 15th, 2017 to receive the $25 discount, otherwise the full cost is $275

Saturday Only Option: $115 includes materials, Lunch and Dinner

Type your name and date in the box in the form to indicate you understand and agree to this policy.


  • Full Weekend scholarship (includes lodging and meals) 
  • Saturday Only scholarship (includes Saturday lunch & dinner) THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS STILL AVAILABLE

Tell us why you wish to attend and what you would like or hope to learn.

Explain why the scholarship is needed.

You will have to make your own travel arrangements.

Send to: revdeb@miraclesone.org


Since you’re here… …we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading our posts, listening to our audios and watching our videos than ever before but far fewer are donating for it. As an all-volunteer ministry, you can see why we need to ask for your help. MiraclesOne provides ACIM resources freely however it takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe in encouraging others to practically apply the Course principles in their lives – because it might just make the one difference in your life. If everyone who reads, listens or watches and likes what we offer helps to pay for it our future would be much more secure.

To mail a donation: 
MiraclesOne Center for ACIM
P.O. Box 70803
Madison, WI 53707


Bookings are no longer available for this event.