Weekend Retreats

Special update: Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our in-person meetings at Life of Learning Foundation. In the meantime, we are offering free, weekly online classes with Guy Finley every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday via GoToWebinar. These classes are 100% free, open to the public, and replays for the entire series are immediately available upon registration.

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Guy Finley speaks three times every weekend at beautiful Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon.

People from all over the world use these weekend "mini-retreats" to refresh their heart and deepen their wish for a brighter interior life...

Friday night features talks by students who have been studying with Guy for many years.

Saturday's meeting begins at 12:30 PM with a lunch prepared using ingredients from our organic gardens and orchard, and is followed by 45-minutes of inner-life discussion with Guy, usually centered around more personal and esoteric spiritual topics.

Saturday afternoons can be spent exploring the Foundation grounds, reading and meditating, or enjoying the local parks and hiking trails.

Sunday morning is a highlight of the week. The morning begins at 9:30 AM with music from the Life of Learning choir, followed by an hour-long talk by Guy, and finishing with a half-hour for questions and comments from the audience.

A $3 donation is appreciated to attend each talk ($6 on Saturdays, which includes lunch).

Many people from around the country and around the world travel to Merlin for these magical weekends. We hope to you see you here!

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Important Note:

If you are planning a visit, it’s a good idea to inform us in advance to be sure there are no changes to the schedule.