A Course in Miracles Los Angeles

Feb 9th – Feb 12th 2017

3 Nights/4 Days
This is an invitation to JOYn in Spiritual Awakening as we gather for the singular purpose of remembering Reality; our inherent right to HAPPINESS. Come for an experience that’s out of this world!

Happy Dream Retreat 2017

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Six ACIM Presenters

JOYn the collaborative spirit of six A Course in Miracles’ presenters. Each bringing in their own experience and means of extending the teaching of Love. Collectively, they represent many years of study, devotion and experiential clarity.


Nestled on the mountainside in the Pacific Palisades, Aldersgate Retreat Center is the perfect grounds for an urban retreat. A meditation garden, chapel, and bonfire areas invite us into an intimate setting of unmatched rustic charm.

Unlimited Miracles

Experience the synergistic energy of collectively joining with like-minded people who share the sole purpose of remembering Truth. The retreat is limited to less than 35 retreatants, ensuring a deep, up close and personal retreat experience.

Mighty Companions

In the Spirit of Collaboration, Students and Teachers of ACIM, Mystics and Spiritual leaders will come together for purpose of recognizing Truth and extending the news of good cheer. JOYn in the celebration as we dive deep into the caverns of the mind to undo all that obscures the presence of Love and Happiness.

Meet the Presenters!

David Hoffmeister

Corinne Zupko

Maria Felipe

Frances Xu

Craig Villarrubia

Amy Torres

Aldersgate Retreat Center – Pacific Palisades, CA

Aldersgate Retreat Center is owned and operated by the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Aldersgate serves over 3000 guest each year for retreats, meetings and other events.

The retreat house was built in 1892 as a private home in Los Angeles. It features a Mission Revival-style exterior and a Craftsman-style interior, a popular combination at that time that emphasized clean lines and functionality. Located in the beautiful mountainside of the Pacific Palisades, it is:

  • Less than a mile from Will Rogers State Beach, walking distance to local hiking trails
  • Right around the corner from shops in Pacific Palisades, including Starbucks, The Yogurt Shoppe, Scarlett’s Cupcakes, and on Sundays, there is a Farmers Market
  • 17.5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The cadence of activities include:

  • Teacher Lectures
  • Satsangs
  • Experiential Sessions
  • Enlightenment with the Movies
  • Group Outings
  • Sunday Church Service

Gather with us for a retreat experience like no other.

Retreat Tuition and Options

Aldersgate is an intimate retreat space. Most of the home’s bedroom accommodations have been allocated for shared space, however there are 3 singles available in this venue (shared bath). These rooms will book fast, so if you have the need for privacy, you’ll want to register early. The retreat price for this room includes meals during your stay. To view a sample menu CLICK HERE. Vegetarian and vegan meals available upon request.

Most of the sleeping accommodations at Aldersgate are shared spaces. This room set up allows for us to extend the best value to our retreat attendees. Room assignment will be gender specific and we will not assign any coed roommates. Aldersgate is limited in capacity, there are only 30 available spots. Price of shared room includes meals throughout your stay. To view a sample menu CLICK HERE. Vegetarian and vegan meals available upon request.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and will not need sleeping accommodations, this is a good option for you. The Passport Access ticket allows you to join all of the presentations, experiential gatherings, movie showings and outings. It does NOT include meals. However, the retreat venue is conveniently located to many shops, restaurants and eateries. Provided there’s availability, you can also purchase a separate meal ticket at the retreat venue. To see a sample menu CLICK HERE! 

live-streamIf you cannot make it to California for the retreat, you’re in luck! Miracle Share International is offering access via Ustream technology. All of the retreat presentations, experiential gatherings, and talks will be streamed LIVE on MiracleShare.org. You can JOYn the retreat from the comfort of your home. And if the time difference doesn’t work, no problem, you’ll have access to the archive and watch it when it’s convenient for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to stay at the retreat center?

No, you do not have to stay at the retreat center. There are many different hotel and Airbnb options.You can purchase a passport pass and participate in all of the talks, workshops and outings (meals and transportation to venue, not included). Below are a few of the many places to stay:

Can I stay at the retreat center an extra night, or arrive early?

Yes. Aldersgate Retreat Center would love to welcome anyone to stay overnight on February 8, 2017 or stay longer for over night on February 12, 2017.  The cost would be $ 85.00 for the same room, with no meals.  There are lots of places in town for to eat (all different types of restaurants, coffee houses and juice and yogurt bars etc.)

You can make arrangements in advance and pay Aldersgate directly. For more information, use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

How to I get there?

Aldersgate is located in Pacific Palisades, California. Just north of Santa Monica and south of Malibu.

Local Airport

The closest airport is Los Angeles Intl. (LAX), about 19 miles south. Driving time from the airport is about 40 minutes.

Public Transporation From Airport

There is also public transport from the airport. Take Bus R3 from the LAX Lot C Bus Terminal to 4th NB & Colorado. Transfer to Bus 9 (Pacific Palisades) and get off at Sunset WB & Temescal Canyon. Travel time is about 1h 15min. Bus fare is $2.50. Bus leaves every 30 minutes.

Car ride and shuttle from LAX to Aldersgate Retreat.

We will query guest to see who may need a ride from the airport to the retreat facility and back. To the best of our ability we will try to arrange carpool and pick up. If you’d like to learn more information, please use the “Contact Us” form at the bottom of this page. Please include arrival time into LAX (if you have that information.)

ACIM Retreat - Aldersgate

Directions traveling from the south or west:

  • Take the 405 freeway north to the 10 freeway west
  • 10 west to Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) north
  • Turn right on Temescal Canyon Road
  • Turn right on Haverford Ave. (just before Sunset Blvd.)
  • It’s the second building on your right: 925 Haverford Ave.

Directions traveling from the north:

  • Take the 405 freeway south to the 10 freeway west
  • 10 west to Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) north
  • Turn right on Temescal Canyon Road
  • Turn right on Haverford Ave. (just before Sunset Blvd.)
  • It’s the second building on your right: 925 Haverford Ave.
Who are the retreat teachers?

For a full bio information CLICK HERE!

What is the schedule of events for the retreat?

To access the retreat agenda CLICK HERE!

Where can I learn about any scholarships?

Scholarships are available to those who have true need. To learn more about available scholarships, CLICK HERE!

What is the refund policy?

Your deposit for the accommodations reserves the room. The balance is due on or before 30 days of the event (Jan 9th, 2017).

Cancelation Policy -If at anytime you wish to cancel your retreat reservation, you receive a full refund up to 45 days of retreat. 50% refund up to 15 days prior to event. No refunds for cancelations within 14 days of the event.

Passport Access is refundable up to 14 days prior to the retreat event.

LIVE Stream access is refundable up to the event date.

Still have questions? Contact us.

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