As mentioned in the BNL worksheets, this program recommends that you work on one or maybe two issues in your life at a time. It also recommends going through the BNL process at least once or twice a year in connection with Holy Communion—a symbolic ritual of life change with roots in antiquity.*
To facilitate these things, a model for an annual Weekend Retreat has been developed. The weekend is spiritual in focus and easily implemented by any group. It can also be modified and adapted to fit the tastes, preferences, and practices of the group. The design of the weekend is simple, requiring minimal prep time of group leaders, organizers, and facilitators.
*See the Step 4.4 worksheet for these recommendations plus a full description of Holy Communion.View information for a weekend retreat in printable form: