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All events with David, the elders, and residents in the Living Miracles community are designed to bring about the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is within and is Now. They live very devoted lives in which every moment is dedicated to recognizing the Truth and to sharing the message of Christ. By releasing all the veils that cover over the Truth, we recognize the peace that passeth all understanding.

Awakening is a total commitment, there can be no exception. 

Attention: Participation in one or any of these events may result in unimaginable changes in your life. Happiness is inevitable!

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM through October 28, 2018

    Kirsten Buxton is coming to Japan!

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    Kirsten Buxton is coming to Japan in October! 

    Kirsten Buxton is a modern-day mystic, teacher, and author who devoted her life to awakening after a mystical experience. Her life is a demonstration of total trust in the Spirit. The clarity and simplicity shared through her teachings and songs are an invitation to true freedom. 
    Although Kirsten doesn’t consider herself a musician, she is delighted to immerse in the Presence of God through the sharing of her songs, such as “Holiness”, “Abide in Light”, and “Into the Mystery”. Being in her presence, is a reminder of the peace and Love of God, that is with us always.

    For further information about Kirsten, her book, teachings and music, visit



    Hokkaido, 1- day Gathering, October 14

    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, including a 1.5 hour lunch break (you're welcome to arrive between 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m.)
    Address: 149 Toko, Yuni-cho, Yubari-gun, Hokkaido, 069-1219
    Yuni-cho is about a 1.5 hour drive from Sapporo, and a 40 minutes drive from Sapporo New Chitose Airport.
    Cost: 8000 JPY (plus an optional lunch box, 650 JPY)

    For more information, or to sign up for this event, please contact Makiko Horita (

    Hayama, 7- day Retreat, October 19 - October 28

    First part of this retreat*:
    Oct 19, 2 p.m. - evening, including breaks (you're welcome to arrive from 12:30 p.m.)
    Oct 20, 10:30 a.m. - evening, including breaks
    Oct 21, 10:30 a.m. - evening, including breaks
    Oct 22, 10:30 a.m. - afternoon (final session part 1)

    Second part of this retreat*:
    Oct 26, 2 p.m. - evening, including breaks
    Oct 27, 10:30 a.m. - evening, including breaks
    Oct 28, 10:30 a.m. - afternoon (final session part 2)

    Cost: JPY 77000
    Address: Akiya, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, 240-0105 Japan
    Hayama is located in Kanagawa prefecture, 1 hour from downtown Tokyo, by train.

    *There are two ways to participate in this retreat. You can sign up for the complete 7-day retreat, or sign up for one part (part 1 or part 2). 

    For more information about price, accommodation, or how to sign up, please contact Noriko Ohashi (


    Curious how these events came about? Visit this website and enjoy the amazing story about collaboration,  inspiration and prayer.

    "This is just the beginning, the bigger part of the story is still going to be revealed." 

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM through November 24, 2018

    LM Virtual - Miracle Movies

    Come Join With Us—Virtually, Every Saturday

    Every Saturday at 12:00pm CDT (Central Daylight Savings Time), we show a movie ONLINE and give spiritual commentary based on David Hoffmeister's Movie Watcher's Guide to Enlightenment. If you like movies and want to go deeper into the teachings of A Course in Miracles, you can join us for this weekly movie gathering from the comfort of your own home!

    In our community, we take a mystical approach to movie-watching. We use them solely to practice watching our emotions, noticing our thoughts, and staying attentive to the Holy Spirit's interpretation of each scene. In this way, we experience great healing in mind, get better at practicing forgiveness, and have loads of fun doing it!

    If you've never joined us for an LM Virtual movie gathering, we can assure you it is quite a unique experience!

    Each Saturday at 12:00 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight Savings Time). To see what time this is where you live, click here.


    October 20, 2018 - Movie

    October 27, 2018 - Movie

    November 3, 2018 - No Movie - Click Here to join us at our  - "The New Beginning - Awakening to Love Through Practical Application” - Live Online Retreat 

    November 10, 2018 - Movie

    November 17, 2018 - Movie

    November 24, 2018 - Movie

    From wherever you are in the world—on your computer, laptop, or mobile device!

    We use a free software/app called Zoom, which allows for group video-conferencing. It is similar to Skype except it's way better and allows us to watch movies together.

    To join the virtual movie gathering, simply click here at or before the start time (10 minutes early is recommended). It will then prompt you to download or launch Zoom on your computer, laptop, or mobile device. You'll then be entered into our video meeting where we can see each other and interact. You'll also be able to send chats, raise your hand, turn off your camera if desired, and more.
    If you have any difficulty logging in, please email us at

    So that we have an idea about how many people will be joining the next Miracle Movie session, please RSVP using the form below.

    These virtual movie gatherings are by donation, which are gratefully accepted. The suggested donation for each movie gathering is $5.00 (Feel free to donate whatever amount gives you a sparkle). You can donate before or after the movie by visiting the donation page. Your donation helps us to continue bringing these teachings and events to you. Thank you!

    Joining with others devoted to spiritual awakening has never been so easy, not to mention so FUN! We look forward to seeing you join us for an upcoming miracle movie!

    With Love,
    Geoff and the Miracle Movies Team

    Movie Watcher's Guide to Enlightenment:
    Living Miracles:
  • Friday, November 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM through November 04, 2018

    “Awakening from the Dream” - Live Online Retreat, November 2018

    David Hoffmeister and friends will once again be hosting this month's retreat. Join us for a full weekend as we explore another life-changing theme! This month's topic is ... The New Beginning – Awakening to Love through Practical Application

    "You will first dream of peace, and then awaken to it."—A Course in Miracles, T-13.VII.9.1

    *Our "Awakening from the Dream" online retreats are held on the first full weekend of every month. Every other Sunday of the month, enjoy our free LM Virtual Sunday shows.*


    "Pay it Forward"
    Would you like to donate a ticket for someone who is unable to pay? If you are interested, please email for more information.

    Would you like to join with a group?
    Invite your Mighty Companions! We have payment options available for those joining as part of a group. Email for more details.

    What is it like to attend an online retreat?
    We have found that these live online retreats are a very deep and intimate experience for all who come together with this intention for Awakening. Experience the same intimacy, connection, and engagement as a “physical” retreat, but from the comfort of your own home. These weekends will feature dynamic teaching sessions, movies, video clips, live music, one-on-ones, and more. It truly feels like we’re right there in your living room with you.

    Once you register, you will receive very simple instructions on how to join us online. No special tech skills are needed; joining us online is very simple! As a gift to yourself, we suggest clearing your weekend so you can be fully present. Let your friends and family know that you are in retreat so you can limit the distractions of the world. Set your space for a reverent, loving, inward experience.

    We so look forward to joining with you; it’s bound to be a miraculous time together!

    November 2, 2018 - 6 p.m. to November 4, 2018 - 11 a.m. MDT
    (convert start time to your time-zone)

    Online! You can join via a computer, laptop, or mobile device.


    COST: $127 USD.

    Scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the form. You'll be directed to a registration page where you can process your payment.


    1. What will be the session times during the retreat?

    - All session times below are listed in MDT—Mountain Daylight Time.
    - Click the "convert time" links below to see what time these sessions will be starting in your time zone.

    Opening session—6:00 p.m. (convert time) to 8:00 p.m. MDT

    1st session—9:00 a.m. (convert time) to 11:00 a.m. MDT
    Movie session—1:00 p.m. (convert time) to 4:00 p.m. MDT

    Closing session—9:00 a.m. (convert time) to 11:00 a.m. MDT

    2. What type of computer or equipment will I need to have?

    You will need a computer that has a webcam and microphone (most computers come with those built-in) or a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.). You will also need to have a good internet connection.

    For optimal audio quality, we also recommend using a pair of headphones or earbuds.

    3. How will I be able to join the retreat? Do I need to be technically savvy?

    No! It will be quite simple actually. Once you register, we will be sending you some basic instructions for how to join us. If you have any difficulty, we have a tech support person who can help you.

    If you have any other questions that we didn't answer here, you can contact us at: 

    ***Please note that registration for this retreat is per person. If you have a spouse or friend joining with you, they can register for half price. We also have a further discounted rate for groups, so please inquire if you have two or more participants who would like to join with you as we can offer a group discount for all participants. Please contact us at to make your payment.***

    We look forward to joining you in this Holy Encounter!


  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 07:00 PM through November 18, 2018

    Mystic Writing Retreat

    Mystic Writing Retreat

    Kirsten Buxton

    "Listening to the Voice for God"
    An intimate, ACIM retreat for developing a relationship with the “still, small Voice within".

    There is a place within us where all questions are answered, and all problems are quietly resolved. Accessing the Voice within is the key to living a life of purpose and true freedom. This Voice is available to guide every aspect of our life, and direct our every action, from a place of peace, to awaken to our true Identity.

    Join Kirsten Buxton for a non-residential retreat with the specific purpose of opening to direct connection with the Voice for God. This retreat will involve journal writing, prayer, meditation, Q&A and experiential healing sessions for opening the heart, deepening in trust, clearing blocks, and developing a direct relationship with the Voice within.

    Kirsten Buxton is a modern-day mystic, spiritual teacher, and author who became devoted to awakening after a revelatory experience of such intense love she realized nothing else mattered. Read more about Kirsten here.

    Dates: November 15 - November 18, 2018
    Our opening session starts on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The morning sessions will start at 10:00 a.m. 
    The remaining details of the schedule will be announced at the event. 

    Miami, Florida - Coconut Grove “Peacock House"
                     3635 Avocado Ave.
    Cost: $300 USD, includes:
    * 7-8 sessions with Kirsten
    * Small group retreat for individualized support

    ** Bring your own journal. 

    Contact Monica Garcia for more information (including accommodation suggestions and meal options), and to sign up (

  • Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 03:00 PM through January 21, 2019

    Winter Retreat at the Monastery

    "Only Silence can reach that dimension of reality that is too deep for words." ~Thomas Merton

    You have an opportunity to spend 21 days immersed in a deep experience. Inside the silence of your heart, there is an open doorway. As we slip through this doorway from our unending thoughts and distractions of the world, we enter into a fresh new reality. This new reality emerges naturally during time devoted to deep contemplation, meditation, and rest. Taking an extended period of time to open to this experience is a fresh and inspiring new way to start the New Year!

    Shorter stays are available (see below).

    “Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness." ~Rumi

    What awaits you:

    Simple nourishing meals

    Mindful monastery support team

    Stable and devoted facilitators

    Comfortable sleeping spaces

    Reverent, silent, and loving environment of the Living Miracles Monastery

    Nature as far as the eye can see

    Outdoor hot tub for a warm meditative soak under the stars

    Candlelit meditations in our chapel

    Profound gong meditations that take you on an inner journey

    A comfortable candlelit sanctuary for mindful reading of scripture from various spiritual traditions, and for meditation

    Grounds that are artfully designed for optimal contemplation

    If needed, spiritual counseling with those who have dedicated their lives to inner peace

    Mindful massage (love donation for this)

    The Sound of Silence winter retreat is a wonderful and rare opportunity to spend an extended period of time in the silent, supportive, and restful environment of the Living Miracles Monastery.

    This 21-day silent retreat is not affiliated with any particular spiritual tradition and is not a teaching retreat. We honor and recognize that all pathways lead to truth. All are welcome!

    "The Living Miracles Monastery is one place that you might consider because of its absolute safety, spirituality, neutrality (no control, but rather love) a sacred quest place indeed. Silence is possible and light workers are present. Enjoy the ride!"
    ~Paul Chaput, Toronto Canada

    About the Facilitators

    Suzanne Sullivan
    Jackie Simpson
    Michael Caruana

    Erik Archbold shares about his experience of the Living Miracles Monastery:


    Interview with Suzanne, Jackie and Michael about the Sound of Silence Retreat


    December 30, 2018 - January 21, 2019
    Due to winter conditions and international flights, arrival will be on December 30th.

    If you can't get away for 21 days, then ask Jane Marie about optional lengths of stay. However everyone participating in this retreat will need to arrive with all participating reactants on the 30th of December for full orientation and settling in. See pricing below.

    Living Miracles Monastery


    One week—Dec 31st - Jan 7th
    - Shared space: $1,097 / Private space: $1,450

    Two weeks—Dec 31st - Jan 14th
    - Shared space: $1,599 / Private space: $2,100

    Three weeks—Dec 31st - Jan 21st
    - Shared space: $2,100 / Private space: $3,100

    Includes full retreat, meals, and accommodations

    $500 non refundable deposit
    (balance due by December 7th)


    After this retreat comes to completion on the 21st of January, we are offering an additional 2-day interactive ACIM retreat for those interested in going more into the practical application of A Course in Miracles.

    Letting Go of Illusions—Living a life above the battleground.

    We will be addressing:
    * What stands in the way of a consistent practice of forgiveness.
    * Spiritual traps
    * How to experience peace in the face of difficulties.
    * Prayer as a medium for transformation.

    This segment of the retreat ends at noon on January 23rd. You can ask Jane Marie about this opportunity! Additional cost is: $275.00

    After 21 days in silence, this will be an amazing time together!
    You can ask Jane Marie about this opportunity!

    There are several options other than a taxi for traveling to the monastery from the SLC International Airport.

    UBER: The cost to hire UBER is around $125.

    A monastery shuttle is available for $100 each way. Please contact us if you would like to reserve a seat as there is limited seating. It is a two-hour drive to the monastery. We will have a shuttle departing from Salt Lake City Airport on December 30th at 1 p.m. At the close of the retreat on January 21st, we will have a shuttle departing the monastery at 12 p.m. If you are flying out on the last day of the retreat, please make sure your flight is scheduled to depart no earlier than 4 p.m.; later for international flights.

    If you will be renting a car or would like to join with others on sharing the cost of a rental car and are open to ride-sharing with mighty companions, please join The Sound of Silence Rideshare Group on Facebook for your travels. 

    For more information and to register, contact:
    Jane Marie Sobel

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 at 01:00 PM through July 14, 2019

    The Inside Passage Home

    Dissolving the Devastation of the Diagnosis

    We are putting out a warm invitation to friends from around the world to join us in a Grand Adventure!

    If you are struggling with sickness and dis-ease, within yourself or a loved one, join us on an authentic healing voyage through the Inside Passage Home.

    This is what you can expect on this voyage:

    An extensive online adventure of healing, which will include:

    • Exclusive pre-release access to the Doorway course "Rethinking Sickness". 
    • Once a week online group sessions.
    • Facilitated healing movie sessions.
    • Weekly study and practical assignments.
    • Private Facebook page dedicated to The Inside Passage participants.
    • Once a week call with one of your mighty companions for healing support.
    • Four "Awakening From the Dream" online retreats with David Hoffmeister.
    • Spiritual counseling with experienced facilitators as needed.
    • Awesome and optional 7-day retreat cruise through the Inside Passage of Alaska with your group, David Hoffmeister, and facilitators to be in the joy and honor of this voyage of healing together. 

    Some questions to ask yourself:

    • Are you willing to journey deep into your mind and recover from the belief in sickness and dis-ease?
    • Are you willing to see and experience your life in a brand new way?

    If yes, take this journey online that has the potential to turn your mind in a happy new direction.

    If you are willing to question your beliefs about yourself, others, sickness, and healing; if you truly want to overcome the devastation of a diagnosis, then this healing journey through the inside passage of the mind may be for you. It’s an inside job!

    Watch this video with Calico and Jackie sharing a full context for this course.


    Where: In the comfort of your own home, online. Also a 7-day retreat cruise through the Inside Passage of Alaska!

    Online program - February 11th–July 1st
    Cruise from July 6th-13th

    For the online program and cruise is $6,789.00 USD
    Note: Lower priced cabins are available.
    Online program only:  $3900 USD
    Early Bird Special: Register before Nov. 7th and save $350.00!

    David , Jackie Suzanne, Jason, and Calico.

    Click here now for full details, costs and application. 

    A Letter from Jackie

    Calico, Suzanne and I have put together ideas for an online grand adventure to start in February 2019. If you’re struggling with illness, are devastated by a diagnosis, or feel that you would benefit from taking a healing look at the root cause of sickness as taught in A Course in Miracles, then this course is for you.

    Our title ‘The Inside Passage Home’ was inspired by the symbol of the Alaskan Inside Passage. Some of the Alaska symbols are so amazingly appropriate! The Bering Sea has the largest, deepest underwater canyons in the world. What a symbol for an Adventure into the deeply hidden thoughts in the mind! It’s an opportunity to be like explorers looking innocently on something absolutely new for the first time. Then move on, having witnessed the deep dark caverns, recognizing that they don’t hold some hidden monster, and that they have no power in the light of who you are in Truth.

    Like the distractions of the ego, the swirling currents make it difficult to dive deep. But when we do it as a team in collaboration with others who have the same purpose, the results are incredibly revealing.

    We have some inspiring thoughts of us all coming together for 5-7 days at the end of our online healing journey, and these ideas are still unfolding. One of the ideas swirling has to do with whales, quiet harbors, and abundant wildlife! Imagine honoring and celebrating such a deep journey with your healing companions in an unknown magical place, yet to be determined by the Spirit!

    We would love to take this unique journey with you!
    Love, Jackie

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