Meister Eckhart as Guide for the Perplexed in Our Times

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

April 13–16, 2023AdultContinuing Education
This event is hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary

This course invites participants to explore the sources of this wisdom in Eckhart’s writings, drawing upon selections from his sermons and writings together with poems inspired by these texts. Bold, courageous, and often even outrageous, Eckhart’s writings startle us in our complacencies, inviting us to live into drama of radical freedom and creative responsibility. Come for an immersion in startlement and wonder.

Everyone is welcome to attend this retreat. If you are attending for personal enrichment, we invite you to participate fully in the program, including the book reflections and integration paper following the course. These are required for those seeking credit toward the Certificate in Spiritual Formation.

Program Fee: $370.00

Housing & Meals: Information about housing and meals below.

Additional Info: The reading list will be included in your confirmation email upon registering for the program.


Housing & Meals Rates

Housing and meals must be purchased separately from your conference registration. Rates are per person and include all room and meal charges for the entire conference (Thursday supper to Sunday lunch). No adjustments to package will be made except for extended stay.

Single Occupancy $360.00
Double Occupancy $465.00/total

If you have any questions about housing and meal reservations, please email susana@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

Check in/Check out Times

Housing Check in 3 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2023
Housing Check out 11 am Sunday, April 16, 2023

Refund Policy

Refunds for housing in Assembly Inn will be awarded in the following ways: Full refund if notice of cancellation is received on or before March 13; full refund less $40 if notice of cancellation is received after March 13, but before March 30; no refunds will be given after March 30. All requests for refunds must be in writing and received by Montreat Conference Center via email, fax, or U.S. mail.


The program will begin at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 13 and conclude Sunday, April 16 at 12 noon. The schedule includes morning and evening prayers, small group conversations and free time to enjoy the beauty of Montreat Conference Center.

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