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Spiritual exploration & lifelong learning in a diverse and welcoming community

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About Us

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For more than 50 years, Shadybrook has been opening minds and inspiring hearts. We serve the people of Northeastern Ohio by offering a safe forum for diverse ideas and dialogue. Through thought-provoking programs, we create opportunities for spiritual exploration and lifelong learning. Our inclusive, caring community fosters appreciation for the richness found in diversity.

Monthly Programs

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  At the heart of Shadybrook’s activities are the inspiring and thought-provoking programs that we offer March through December as a public service to the local community.   For further information, please click on any of the program titles  or contact our Director of Programs & Operations, Jennifer Jurcisek, at or 216-556-5683. .   […]

Ways To Give

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Your tax-deductible support is important to help fulfill Shadybrook’s mission. We are committed to making our services accessible to anyone seeking to enhance their life and realize their human potential, regardless of background or financial status. Our programs and scholarships are underwritten by the generous support of endowments and gifts. We ask you to put […]

Celebrating A Half Century Of Service

Shadybrook, formerly known as The Laymen’s Retreat Project, became a non-profit organization in 1955. Inspired by the programs offered at Wainwright House in Rye, New York, the founders chose a 17-room turn of the century mansion in Kirtland, Ohio to house their vision for an interdenominational retreat center. In October 1957, Shadybrook House, once the summer home of the Arthur D. Baldwin family, had its dedication. The Shadybrook experience began well before the front gate, with the drive along secluded, country roads rich with foliage. Its woodland setting at the edge of the Holden Arboretum’s nut tree collection, contained an outdoor amphitheater and swimming pool, and provided spectacular views of Lake Erie. Shadybrook House was a spacious facility with a large living room, dining room, chapel, and overnight accommodations. Its library housed several hundred volumes on psychology, healing, philosophy and religion. For the next 25 years, the organization offered workshops,... 

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An Evening of Poetry with Don Iannone

  Shadybrook presents An Evening of Poetry with Don Iannone Please enjoy an evening of poetry readings by author, photgrapher and teacher Don Iannone. Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Shadybrook $10 – General Ticket; $5 Shadybrook Member Reserve your ticket today! We welcome all participants to bring a poem to share if they wish as there will be time towards the end of the program. Signed poetry books will be available for purchase. If you prefer to pay at the door,... 


Essential Oils – Cleanse and Renew – TO BE RESCHEDULED

  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE IN FEBRUARY. Please join us as essential oil educator and wellness practitioner, Genie Webster, explains how to start the new year in an uplifting, optomistic, grounding state of mind. Thursday, January 25th 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Shadybrook $15 General Admission $10 Shadybrook Member Advance purchase tickets here Samples included in price of seminar. No other purchases required. Take charge of... 

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Sound, Alchemy and Your Divine Blueprint with Rama Inacio

 MONDAY, JANUARY 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Shadybrook We invite you to this special event facilitated by Rama Inacio and supported by Ascended Master Saint Germain in which aspects of your Divine DNA will be activated so “that you may be gracefully steered on your soul’s path.” We will begin with a sound clearing with the gong and didgeridoo to remove the static and blockages from your energy field. Rama will then channel the angelic tones and energetic frequencies to connect... 


The Dharma of John Lennon

  John Lennon often asked us through his songs to imagine a place where things that divide people – religion, race, possessions – did not exist. He felt that would be a much better place. Explore the lyrics of Imagine as well as a number of other John Lennon songs to uncover some of the spiritual teachings and hidden meanings which they contain. Tuesday, November 28th from 7 – 8:30 pm Shadybrook 6563 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143 (Upon entering office park,...