It was in the middle of 2009 that Neale Donald Walsch made a promise to himself that he would no longer travel as much as he had during the prior decade—which had escalated to the point where he was gone 32 weeks out of the year. There were just three things that he wanted to ensure…
- That he could still get the message of Conversations with God out to as many people as wished to receive it.
- That he could provide a way for those who yearned to explore the material more seriously—toward the end of not only using it in their lives, but possibly even sharing it with others—to grapple with its messages on an intimate basis, wrestling with its concepts in highly personal interactions with the person who brought them through.
- That he could share with as many people as possible the knowledge that they can have their own conversation with God---and demonstrate for them a way that they can do that, offering an opportunity for them to have the experience then and there.
In pursuit of this goal, Neale created several outreach programs that could keep him at home and yet keep the message flowing. These activities include Spiritual Renewal Retreats every year, the CWG Spiritual Mentoring Program, and CWGConnect.com. Each has its own purpose, each its own agenda and format, allowing Neale maximum flexibility in his continuing efforts to place the messages of Conversations with God into the world.
One of the most unusual of these programs, called The Homecoming, offers Neale a chance to sit down with people in a way that is unlike any other: in his own home. This event is extremely informal, with no rigid format or agenda, no "end product" that is promised, and no outcome that anyone is attempting to produce. There is only the pure and unencumbered experience that maximum synergy and total freedom from form could eventuate.
It is, in short, an open-ended discussion, a grand exploration, both a discourse and an exchange, with a handful of people (usually less than 12), in Neale's living room.
The next Homecoming Programs will take place
October 25-29, 2017
(2018 dates to be posted soon)
The experience is one of sitting down with Neale from 9:30 each morning until 6:00 each evening in the living room of his home in Ashland, Oregon, for free-flowing conversation and exploration.
Although there are plentiful lodging accommodations within a 3 minute taxi or rental car drive in Ashland (which is a wonderful “tourist town”), Neale is pleased to house guests in his home for the duration of this event. If you would like to be a guest in Neale’s home, please let us know at the time of your registration for this program. There is no increase is cost, as the participation fee is for the program only, not for lodging or food, and therefore remains the same whether you stay in a hotel or motel, or in his house.
And yes, he is pleased to have you, as his guest, join him at his dining table as well. If you would rather stay with Neale at his home as his guest, rather than in a nearby hotel or motel, you will need to register early, because there is only room for nine people in gender-specific shared rooms, and those spaces are offered to the first participants who request them.
Saturday evening members of the group will have an opportunity (it is optional for each) to view a film in the house on the big screen TV: Conversations with God: The Movie. Neale will talk about the film the next day, and discuss in an intimate way the year that he spent living on the street, and what he learned from the experience.
These five days offer unparalleled personal access to the material contained in the extraordinary CWG books (and to anything else that anyone wants to touch upon and look at deeply with the person who brought that material through).
The Homecoming is an opportunity for a limited number of people who feel they have the time, the energy, the personal resources, the ability, and the desire to co-create such a singular experience.
Program Cost: $2,995
We realize that the Homecoming, offered several times a year, is not a program for everyone. Neale provides access to the CWG material for a lower cost, and a great deal of it for free, in other programs throughout the year. This includes a free 3-day retreat every year.
75% of all fees paid will be refunded if a person cancels their participation more than 30 days prior to this program. Should a person cancel less than 30 days prior to the start of this program, all monies received for the program will be retained, with no refund given. However, it is possible -- but not guaranteed --that this program could be offered again in the future. If so, and you would like to register for that possible future event, your fees paid but not refunded may be brought forward and applied to a future registration.
This policy is necessary because, by registering for this program, you are asking us to hold a place for you in a very limited-space event--a space which we cannot offer to anyone else. The only exception to this policy will be the death of a member of your immediate family (defined as your spouse, grandmother or grandfather, mother or father, child or sibling).