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Fall 2014 Workshops

Lives of Service: A Working Retreat

September 19-21, 2014

Lloyd Guindon and Bob Denison

Come to Pendle Hill for a working weekend of fun, service, fellowship, and celebration as we engage in weather-appropriate work projects to spruce up the grounds and buildings.


Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision of Satyagraha and Peace as a Spiritual Path

October 17-19, 2014

Mike Heller and Srikanth Mallavarapu

Mohandas K. Gandhi lived experimentally, so he tells us in his autobiography, Experiments with Truth We will explore how Gandhi embodied, however imperfectly, his ideals and reflect on what Gandhi has to teach us today.


Writing from the Body: Yoga and Mindful Writing

October 24-26, 2014

Katy Hawkins

This retreat will explore the relations between body and mind involved in any act of writing. We will experiment with short writing exercises, breath and body practices, and meditation techniques that root the practice of writing in these spheres of awareness.


Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

October 31, 2014 - July 19, 2015 (Four weekends)

Valerie Brown and Carol Kortsch

Developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal®, this retreat series explores issues of transition, vocation, passion, life purpose, meaning, direction, and underlying life patterns to help us live in greater alignment with our values, reconnecting who we are with what we do.


Open for Transformation: Being Quaker

October 31-November 2, 2014

Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw

This course, based on the Ben’s 2014 Swarthmore Lecture, will look at what it means to be a Quaker today.



Faithful Listening, Faithful Living

November 2-6, 2014 Sun - Thu (4 nights)

Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw

Early Quakers had a strong sense of what a God-led life looked and felt like. This retreat is designed to help us reflect on our gifts and to develop ways to be true to ourselves and faithful to God.


Answering God’s Call to Love

November 14-16, 2014

O, John Meyer, and Scott Gilbert

Love is at the heart of Jewish law and Christian ethics. God calls us to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbor (even our enemies) as we love ourselves.


Compassionate Communication

November 14-16, 2014

Pamela Freeman and Jane Connor

Drawing on the work of psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg and universal spiritual precepts, learn and practice skills to help you create and sustain fulfilling relationships.


Clerking: Serving the Community with Joy and Confidence

November 21-23, 2014

Arthur Larrabee

This is an opportunity for both new and experienced clerks of Friends meetings and committees to meet and think together about the role of presiding clerk.


New Years: Love’s Labour’s Won in Music of the Ages

December 28, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Karl Middleman

Beginning with the medieval songs of strolling knights, and continuing through the vigorous styles of today’s composers, Love’s Labour’s Won embraces diverse musical expressions of affection, rapture, and devotion.


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