We’re so glad you’re here. Here you’ll find programs, resources, and connections to help renew your courageous spirit, amplify your inner teacher, and cultivate the stamina to keep showing up for yourself, others, and the causes you care about.

Our Mission

The Center for Courage & Renewal exists to nurture deep integrity and relational trust, building the foundation for a more loving, equitable, and healthy world.

Through Circle of Trust® retreats and other programs rooted in the Courage & Renewal® approach, we nurture supportive communities of reflection and practice to help people come alive with a renewed sense of purpose, build trustworthy relationships, and cultivate the courage to rise to today’s challenges, making a difference within themselves and their communities.


Here To Support Your Journey

Whatever brings you here, you are not alone.

Whether you’re on a mission to change the world, exploring meaning and purpose in your life, or searching for tools to help transform the institutions that matter to you, we know showing up consistently with integrity can feel really challenging. We’re here to help.

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Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.”

Parker J. Palmer, CCR Founder


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Community of Support

We strive to create an accessible and inclusive community for anyone yearning to become more authentic and whole. You can become a member of the Center for Courage & Renewal and join us on the Courage & Renewal Community Platform to help deepen your practice, feel a greater sense of belonging, share your gifts and experiences, and learn alongside others who are bringing our approach into their lives, work, and communities.