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Kairos on the Mountain

May 15-22, 2024

A spiritual pilgrimage to Costa Rica with Francisco Burgos.
Registration cost:
Individual rooms: $1,400
Shared room: $1,100

This cost includes all lodging, meals, and activities. Each participant is responsible for booking their travel to and from San Jose, Costa Rica, to arrive by 3pm at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Unfortunately, Pendle Hill does not currently have funds available for financial assistance for this program.

Call us for more information!

610-566-4507, ext. 137

Registration closed on January 1, 2024.

This year, Francisco Burgos will lead a pilgrimage to Monteverde, Costa Rica. As we explore nature, accompany one another, and create space for practices that nurture our spiritual journey, participants will be invited to embrace daily life with simplicity, gratitude, hope, and a deep sense of connection.

Kairos on the Mountain is an invitation to pause, reflect on your personal and communal spiritual path, and encounter the divine in nature while walking with others and experiencing the living dynamic between community and solitude.

Participants will learn about the history of the Quaker community in Monteverde as they explore the beauty of the cloud forest. The pilgrimage will create a unique space for spiritual growth by combining key practices from Quaker and other faith traditions, and provide the opportunity to engage in contemplative praying of the Scriptures and experience the deep practice of worship sharing. This kairos pilgrimage is rooted in meeting for worship, worship sharing, lectio divina (divine reading), silence, community, and celebration.

This spiritual experiment will include two 90-minute online sessions prior to the trip to Monteverde to support our preparation for this journey.

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Francisco Burgos is the executive director at Pendle Hill and has facilitated spiritual retreats and  lectio divina sessions for many audiences. Francisco was a De La Salle Christian Brother for almost ten years, serving in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, and has been a Friend since 2004. He is a member of Harrisburg Friends Meeting and an attender of meetings including Monteverde Friends Meeting in Costa Rica and Adelphi Friends Meeting in Maryland.

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