The “BE Still” Contemplative Retreat will assist you in embarking on a spiritual and mental recalibration.


Richard Rohr says "I call contemplation “full-access knowing”—not irrational, but pre-rational, rational, and trans-rational all at once. Contemplation refuses to be reductionistic. Contemplation is an exercise in keeping your heart and mind spaces open long enough for the mind to see other hidden material."


You will train in many contemplative exercises, engage each other in meaningful discussion, and be lead towards a centeredness that many of us never have time to enable or achieve. Areas of focus will include:

  • Creating contemplative rhythms and habits for every day life.
  • Cultivating your most productive headspace for work and play.
  • Learning to be who you are already wired to be.


Schedule: TBA


There is nothing quite like Nashville in the Fall. BE Still will take place at one of the area’s most historic and tranquil spaces – Scarritt-Bennett Center.

The conference and retreat facility is located in the heart of Nashville’s education center, minutes from Music Row and Downtown. However, its 10 tree-filled acres will provide you with a sense of retreating from the normal while you recalibrate.

You will experience gothic architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds and a 7-circuit medieval labyrinth, all designed to help you feel renewed, refreshed and more able to focus on the purpose of the event. 


You will be led by
Bill Todd, William Guice, Nita AndrewsIan Cron, Chad Jarnagin and other LUMINOUS project fellows.

The retreat will be limited to 25 participants. This ensures that you get dedicated attention from the entire staff and extremely focused spiritual direction and training. You are the reason for the event. 


When registration is open again, register. 

There is a local rate if you live in the Nashville area and choose to not stay on the campus (we HIGHLY encourage you to stay on the campus for the full experience) and there is an all-inclusive rate for those who need accommodations.

ALL-INCLUSIVE – includes 3 nights accommodations on the Scarritt-Bennett grounds, all meals, retreat materials, and your registration fees.

LOCAL REGISTRATION – includes all meals, retreat materials, and your registration fees.