Talks in the Pines 2019 (TIPS): Deepen Your Relationship With The Divine

On-site Workshop Talks in the Pines 2019 (TIPS): Deepen Your Relationship With The Divine

Live Boldly, Forgive Freely, Love Unconditionally. Intensive Workshop with Self-Realization Teacher, Guy Finley

Experience being in the atmosphere of our living school, hearing Guy's talks in person and meeting other like-minded people from all over the world.

  • Calendar Icon June 19, 2019 - June 23, 2019
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  • Life of Learning Foundation,459 Galice Road,Merlin,OR
  • $299 for all 5 days or $239 for abbreviated 3-day event (accommodations not included). 

    Special 20% discount until May 22nd, 2019

    Seniors, Military, and Students - Ask about our scholarships.

  • Cancellation Policy: We're happy to provide a full refund on requests made before June 1st, so feel free to reserve your spot now and then just let us know if your plans change. Please note that cancellations made after June 1st will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.




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Talks in the Pines 5-Day (or 3-Day) Intensive Workshop with Self-Realization Teacher, Guy Finley             June 19 - 23, 2019...

Let this June be the historic turning-point for your personal transformation. During the summer solstice, sincere aspirants from across the nation – even students from other countries – will meet in Merlin, Oregon, to experience the wonders of an authentic school of higher wisdom. If you’re among them, here’s what you will feel, see and realize as your own:  

  • Soul-stirring emotions and game-changing insights into how you think about life and toward others.
  • People, just like you, waking up to new truths about themselves and finding inner freedom.
  • The liberating discovery – the “fear-bustin’ ” truth – that all of life works for your good.  

The new material Guy will be covering will shed invaluable light on the deeper ideas hidden in his new book, Relationship Magic, by helping us see through – and close – the imagined distance between ourselves and the Divine – the most important relationship of all. We will learn how to exchange a broken heart for a whole one. Isn’t that what we all want? 

2019 Talks in the Pines: 5-day or 3-day Inner-Life Retreat with Best-Selling Author and Self-Realization Teacher, Guy Finley. This year’s topic: Deepen Your Relationship With the Divine: Live Boldly, Forgive Freely & Love Unconditionally

June 19-23 or June 21-23, 2019 (view complete event schedule) 

Life of Learning Foundation, Merlin, Oregon

$299 for all 5 days or $239 for abbreviated 3-day event (accommodations not included)

Seniors, Military, and Students: Scholarships Available if needed.

We hold our annual Talks in the Pines retreat each year at our home in southern Oregon so that individuals who are interested in self-discovery and transformation can have the incomparable experience of being in the atmosphere of our living school, hearing Guy Finley's talks in person, meeting other like-minded people, meditating together, hearing our live music, and interacting in the fullness of the moment.

If it's at all possible, we urge you to consider coming here to our Foundation to join with us for this truly-transformational, five-day, (or three-day) event. You will have numerous opportunities to interact directly with Guy and with scores of friendly fellow students. Within this welcoming setting, you'll feel an eagerness to discuss insights and lessons learned.

We won’t just talk about higher ideas in the abstract. Guy Finley will provide practical examples and exercises you can use immediately to change your relationship with life. You will also benefit as other students share their experiences and discoveries as they also work with these ideas. 

You will be immersed in the unique atmosphere found only at a true, spiritual school — intense, sincere, enthusiastic, compassionate, humorous and filled with light. You will know that higher forces of truth are present and working for the reorganization and elevation of your very being. And after you return home, you will find that by applying the celestial principles you learn to your daily experience, your life will become more full, more integrated, and more reflective of the Higher will.

In the end, when all is said and done, we are all looking for one thing: we want to know the truth of ourselves. We want to know the depths of a love not yet sounded, and the heights to which our own thoughts can carry us. We seek a freedom unbounded, the fearlessness of immortality, the touch of the Divine. This is a special kind of wisdom that few people will ever find. But, you can realize these gifts and more, providing you’ve reached the point in your spiritual development where you understand that your life can’t possibly be any richer, deeper, freer than you are. 

If you’re ready to explore and realize the limitless possibilities of your true self, nothing is more essential than contact with a real teacher and a genuine school of higher learning. And that is what you will find at Talks in the Pines this June.


Wednesday, June 19: We begin at 6:30 PM with an hour-long talk by Guy followed by a short Q&A. Afterwards, attendees can enjoy snacks on our deck and an optional informal student discussion.

Thursday, June 20: We're off to a nearby park by the Rogue River in the morning to enjoy a talk by Guy followed by student breakout groups, a picnic lunch and a relaxing afternoon of games and fun. Join us back at the Foundation at 7:00 PM for an informal "meet and greet" with local students and other attendees if you wish!

Friday, June 21: You're invited to participate in "dessert and dialog" led by students at 1:00 PM at the Foundation. Then we again meet at 6:30 PM for an hour-long talk by Guy followed by a short Q&A. Afterwards, enjoy snacks and optional student discussions.

Saturday, June 22: Saturday is the highlight of the weekend. We'll start at 8:00 AM with a Talk and Meditation lead by Guy in the main meeting room at the Foundation. This is followed by a delicious Breakfast Buffet at 9:00 AM. At 10:30 AM we will attend an hour-long Talk by Guy. Enjoy some quiet time before a buffet-style lunch at 12:30PM on the lawn. After lunch, we will have our Break-out Groups at 2:00 PM. In the evening, we'll meet up in the Pines at 7:00 PM for a Q&A with Guy. Then, there will be snacks and social time afterwards.

Sunday, June 23: Join us for an early Talk and Meditation with Guy at 7:00 AM, and then enjoy a Breakfast Buffet afterwards. At 9:45 AM, we'll have our final Talk by Guy - the culmination of the weekend. At noon, we will say goodbye to all our friends who came to visit us for this wonderful and inspiring weekend!


Coffee and refreshments are provided before and after each gathering.

Delicious Breakfast Buffet is served at 9:00 AM on Saturday and 8:00 AM on Sunday morning.

There is a picnic-style meal on Thursday at the park and a buffet-style lunch on Saturday at Life of Learning Foundation.


Address & Phone:

Life of Learning Foundation
459 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR 97532
(541) 476-1200

Driving Directions:

Life of Learning is located in Merlin, Oregon, 61 miles north of the California border near Interstate 5.

From Interstate 5 Northbound:
Take Exit 61 - Merlin. At the stop sign at the bottom of the offramp, turn left onto Merlin-Galice Rd. Drive 4.3 miles until you see the Foundation sign on the left.

From Interstate 5 Southbound:
Take Exit 61 - Merlin. At the traffic light at the bottom of the offramp, turn left onto Merlin-Galice Rd. Drive 4.2 miles until you see the Foundation sign on the left.

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Nearest Services:

Merlin is a very small town with limited services (one gas station, one small market, and a few restaurants). Grants Pass, Oregon is the nearest town with a wider selection of lodging, grocery stores, and other services. It is located about five miles from Merlin.

Air Travel

The closest airport is Rogue Valley International Airport located in Medford, Oregon, 32 miles east of Merlin. It is serviced by Horizon Air, United Express, and Delta Connection (offered by Sky West and Allegiant Air).

Medford has direct flights to and from San Francisco, Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.


Most out-of-town visitors choose to rent a car. The Medford airport is serviced by Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and National/Alamo car rental companies.

Taxi and shuttle services are also offered to and from Merlin or Grants Pass. Costs start at approximately $50 one way. Visit the following link at the airport's Website for up-to-date information:

In particular we've had visitors report that Double D Shuttle (541-476-7773) provides the best service.

Beware: Taxi fares from Medford Airport to Grants Pass or Merlin can run over $80 one way.

Click here to view our full visitor's guide for more complete information on hotels, lodges, inns, local restaurants, climate and more.