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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 jennifer@shadybrook.org 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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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,... 

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Essential Oils – Essential Emotions

  The holiday season is quickly approaching!   With the holidays comes a broad array of emotions, expectations and high demands. Learn to support your emotions through the upcoming holiday season with essential oils! Please join us as essential oil educator and wellness practitioner, Genie Webster, explains how to empower yourself and your family! You will learn how essential oils can – Control stress Improve your sleep Soothe nerves Balance your emotions Boost your immune... 

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HeartMath – Joining Heart, Mind and Technology

In case you missed the first session at Shadybrook or would just like a refresher, please join us as we again welcome Andy Daughtery, certified HeartMath coach. Do you feel stressed? Looking for a way to improve academically or professionally? Are you an athlete and would like to improve your sports performance? Want to supercharge your meditation practice? If you answer yes to any of these questions please, HeartMath can help you! Using non-invasive biofeedback and heart centered feelings,... 

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OUR GRAND OPENING!

Come celebrate our GRAND OPENING! Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:30 – 8:30 pm 6563 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village 44143 (Unit is located in the last building in Jefferson Park. Entrance is by the walking path.) Join us as we host an Open House for Shadybrook Members, Friends and the Community! Enjoy appetizers, raffle baskets & more! We will also be kicking off our 2018 Membership Drive with extra incentives that night only! No RSVP required. We hope to see you there!  Read More