Circle of Atonement
30th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for a weekend workshop with Robert Perry and concert featuring Neda Boin


Please note: Registration for this event is inside our free community platform where you will have access to all your recordings and be able to interact with others who are attending as well.


We are so excited to be hosting our first in-person event in FIVE YEARS. It's hard to believe it's been that long and we absolutely cannot wait to connect with you (off zoom!) in gorgeous Sedona, Arizona this October. The Circle was founded in Sedona in 1993 and we are thrilled to be returning this fall to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a truly spectacular weekend. We're in the trenches of planning now and I'm always saying to everyone here that "this is going to be the best in-person event the Circle has ever held."

For starters, Robert will be leading a workshop on holy encounters. The Course teaches that holy encounters are when two or more people join and experience a holy instant, i.e. a moment in which we temporarily set aside the past and enter into the timeless present. It's a moment in which we transcend identification with illusions and recognize - even for an instant - what is truly real. After being in lockdown for so long I know I'm ready for more holy encounters - and I'm sure you are too.

In addition to the workshop, we have a Saturday evening concert with Neda Boin. Imagine hearing Neda's beautiful voice in full view of the glorious red rocks and surrounded by many sweet Course Companions. Can you picture anything more lovely?

Finally, I should tell you that our volunteer event coordinator Bryan Hebert is DETERMINED to inject lots of fun into our time together. From balloon archways when you enter the Sedona Creative Life Center, to our Friday night Circle Birthday Party, to customized playlists, to gift bags, and so much more.

Suffice it to say that we are pulling together something truly unforgettable for you. However, to keep the room safely spaced out as we all slowly return to group gatherings, we are only selling 125 tickets (max) and we are
over 90% full. So if you want to join us in Sedona, please don't wait!

Below you will find additional information including an agenda and travel information. If you have any questions we can answer for you directly, just send a note to and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to meeting you again this fall!

With love,

Emily Bennington Perry
Executive Director
Circle of Atonement

Workshop Overview
(Workshop will be led by Circle founder Robert Perry)

Although the term “holy encounter” is not found very often in A Course in Miracles, the concept is at the very center of this path.

There is an interaction in which love is given, and then returned in the form of gratitude, and two people are caught up in an experience of joining because they have gained together.

It can be as simple as two “strangers” in an elevator smiling to one another. But the Course says that in such a moment “salvation has come.” In that moment “the doer and the receiver both emerge much farther along in time than they would otherwise have been,” perhaps thousands of years farther.

This is what happened to Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford in 1965 when they unexpectedly joined in finding “another way.” That single moment changed their lives—and a great many of our own lives—forever.

It is in these instants, these holy encounters, that our greatest spiritual progress occurs. Indeed the Course says that this is how it intends to shorten our journey home.  How, then, can we have more such holy encounters? Rather than stumbling into them occasionally, how can they become daily occurrences? For the workshop portion of our time together we will explore these questions and more together.



October 27th


4:00 - 5:00pm


5:00 - 6pm
Opening Ceremony

6:00 - 6:30pm
Circle's 30th Birthday Party

6:30 - 7:45 pm
Funny Encounters

7:45 - 8pm
Neda Boin Concert Preview


October 28th

9am - 9:30am

Doors open

9:30 - 12:30pm
Holy Encounters Session 1

12:30pm - 1:30
Lunch (Included)

1:30 - 4:00
Holy Encounters Session 2


7pm - 7:30pm
Doors open

7:30 - 8:30pm
Neda Boin Concert


October 29th

9:30am - 10:00am
Doors open

10am - 1pm
Holy Encounters Session 3 and Closing Ceremony


Evening concert performance from Neda Boin

Neda Boin is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose music is inspired by the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Her albums, The Light Has Come and Remember You’re Dreaming, have touched thousands of seekers all over the world. We are so thrilled to have Neda joining us for a special Saturday evening concert event!


Sedona Creative Life Center

Sedona Creative Life Center is a nonprofit organization founded to provide an uplifting and nourishing environment for spiritually-enhancing programs that encourage healing and harmony for people of all ages and beliefs. The venue is very conveniently located in Sedona and walkable to and from a few downtown hotels as noted below.

Address for GPS: 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona, AZ

Planning Your Trip to Sedona

AIRPORT TRAVEL: Most visitors fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) as it is the closest major international airport to Sedona. From there, it's just over 2 hours' drive (119 miles) to Sedona. Groome Transportation shuttles 14 trips from the airport to Sedona each day and the Phoenix Airport also has car rental services if you'd prefer to make the drive yourself. (Tip: The Grand Canyon is just over two hours by car from Sedona. If you've never been - or even if you have! - it's very worth a visit while you're in the neighborhood.)

Sedona is full of beautiful hotels, vacation rentals, and wonderful restaurants within walking or short diving distance of the Creative Life Center. We have provided a few options below for your convenience. As always, please book early as many will be traveling to Sedona in October to take advantage of the cooler weather.

Sedona Airbnb


from $125/night

Book now

Hotels Near the Creative Life Center

from $150/night

Poco Diablo


from $169/night

About Your Hosts

Robert Perry

Robert Perry, editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles, is one of the Course’s most respected teachers. He began teaching the Course in 1986 and has shared its insights with students throughout North America and around the world. Robert’s teaching grows out of his dedication to the Course as his own path and his desire to assist others in their own spiritual development. Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the author or coauthor of more than 20 books and booklets, as well as hundreds of articles, based on the Course.

Emily Bennington Perry
Executive Director

Emily Bennington Perry is executive director of the Circle of Atonement where she leads initiatives – including the Course Companions global online learning community – that bridge the Course’s unparalleled wisdom with practical application. 

Before joining the Circle, Emily taught spiritual intelligence and mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of three books, including Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence, which features a foreword by Marianne Williamson.

Mary Anne Buchowski

Mary Anne Buchowski is a long-time Circle teacher who has been associated with the Circle from its beginnings. She spent several years working for the Circle in Sedona, fulfilling administrative, programming, and teaching duties, while being trained as a teacher and mentored by Robert.

In 2004, she returned home to Ottawa, Canada and founded, with her husband James Gregory, Course Oasis, the Circle’s first satellite organization. Mary Anne is responsible for the Circle’s study group leader training and support.

About The Circle Of Atonement

From its origin in 1993, the purpose of the Circle of Atonement has been to be a bridge into the profound and unparalleled wisdom of A Course in Miracles. We clarify the Course’s sometimes difficult language in order to make possible a deeper understanding of its teachings. We then help you put those teachings into practice, explaining how to apply them in your everyday life. Our work grows out of our commitment to be as faithful as possible to what A Course in Miracles says. It also grows out of our years of dedication to walking this path ourselves and our desire to see the Course’s purpose realized in the lives of students and in the world.

Event Registration


Registration for this event is inside our free community platform, where you will have access to all your recordings and be able to interact with others who are attending as well.


We hope everyone who registers for our 30th Anniversary event will be able to attend. However, we know extenuating circumstances do occur. If you have purchased a ticket and cannot attend please notify us as soon as possible by emailing Event registration canceled on or before July 31, 2023 is refundable minus a $50 administrative fee. Registrants canceling on or after August 1, 2023 will not receive a refund. Due to significant fixed expenses associated with this event, the refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. You may sell or transfer your ticket(s) to another individual who has agreed to purchase your ticket from you directly. Please just notify us so we can revise our records to reflect the new registrant's information. For questions please contact