This is the virtual version of the annual Samson Society Fall Retreat sponsored by Samson House. Pirate Monks will gather on the first weekend in November at the beautiful Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, about 2 hours west of Nashville.  Unfortunately, the realities of the Covid-19 Pandemic have forced us to restrict attendance at that live event to 100 participants, including presenters. BUT thanks to the capabilities of modern technology, we are able to present an Online Version of the Fall Retreat.  This event will make it possible for Samson guys from around the world interact with all of the presenters and create their own group experiences.

Session Leaders

John Lynch

This year we are privileged to hear from special guest John Lynch, whose Two Roads message, along with books such as On My Worst Day and The Cure and his contributions to The Heart of Man movie, have impacted thousands of men and women around the world.

Andy Gullahorn

Nashville singer/songwriter Andy Gullahorn communicates the hard-won practical wisdom of recovery with humor, grace, and musical virtuosity. He will lead a workshop and perform a live concert.

Kaka Ray

Kaka Ray, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified neurotherapist, is back to explain the brain science of trauma and addiction and present new options for treatment.

Aaron Porter

Teacher, coach, and popular co-host of the Pirate Monk Podcast, Aaron Porter will lead a workshop and serve as a moderator and emcee of the online event.

Nate Larkin

Author, speaker, and founder of the Samson Society, Nate Larkin will lead a workshop and serve as a moderator and emcee of the online event.

Schedule • Friday, November 20

7 PM Central TimeWelcome

Welcome, Instructions, and Opening Remarks by Aaron & Nate

7:15 PM Central TimeKeynote

Opening Message from John Lynch

8:15 PM Central TileConcert

Songs, Stories and Recovery Wisdom by Andy Gullahorn

Schedule • Saturday, November 21

9 AM Central TimeLaunch

Friday recap and Saturday preview with Aaron & Nate

9:15 AM Central TimeKeynote

Second message from John Lynch

10:15 AM Central TimePersonal Work

Individual reflection with guidance from John Lynch (45 minutes)

11 AM Central TimeSmall Group Sharing

Pooling insights with brothers in breakout rooms

Noon Central TimeMidday Break

1:00 PM Central TimeWorkshop with Kaka Ray

Where Addiction and Trauma Meet

2:10 PM Central TimeWorkshop with Nate Larkin

Regaining Your Footing After a Relapse

3:20 PM Central TimeWorkshop with Aaron Porter

Stop Trying So Hard!

4:30 PM Central TimeWorkshop with Andy Gullahorn

The Spiritual Discipline of the High Five

5:30 PM Central TimeDinner Break

6:15 PM Central TimeSmall Group Sharing

Pooling insights with brothers in breakout rooms

7:00 PM Central TimeThe Grand Finale

Samson House update by Dr. Tom Moucka, and closing message by Aaron Porter

  • You are going to join the weekend from a quiet place with good internet access.

  • You and at least three other Pirate Monks are going to get together and log in on a single computer, using one camera and a shared microphone.

Samson Society Swag

  • Coffee Mug

    Coffee Mug

    $10.00 ea.

  • T-Shirt


    Show off your support for Samson Society with the official Samson Society T-Shirt.


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