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Pendle Hill’s Reading Group (November)

Nov 10, 2021

Guest Host: Brian Wilcox
6:30-8:00pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.

Free and open to the public! Register below to reserve your spot.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Pendle Hill pamphlet #407Pendle Hill’s Reading Group focuses on a mix of Pendle Hill pamphlets and other Quaker materials, gathering monthly to consider queries about the reading in a spirit of worship sharing.

November’s reading group will feature our first guest host, Brian Wilcox (see his bio below). We are very excited that Brian has agreed to facilitate this month’s program, which will be considering Valerie Brown’s 2010 pamphlet, Living from the Center: Mindfulness Meditation and Centering for Friends (PHP #407). You can purchase it at the following links:

PH pamphlet (printed edition)
Amazon Kindle (e-book)
Barnes & Noble Nook (e-book)


Brian Wilcox, MFT, M.Div. Ph.D., a native of Georgia, lives in Damariscotta, Maine. Vowed to the Contemplative Life since 1996, Brian is an interspiritual Chaplain, lay Buddhist practitioner, and attends daily Friends worship at Friends Community of New England, in Bath. Brian has served as a teacher of meditation and contemplative living, pastor, professor of religion, and chaplain in corrections and hospice. He is the author of An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love and has posted daily writings on spirituality, since 2004, at his website “Lotus of the Heart.”

Janaki Spickard KeelerJanaki Spickard Keeler, M.S.S., L.C.S.W. is a life-long Quaker, writer, and family therapist. She has a masters degree in social work from Bryn Mawr College and did her undergraduate study at Smith College in political science and mathematics. As a clinical social worker, she unites writing with sacred change, helping people re-author the narratives of their lives in a direction that better fits their deep truths.

Janaki stewards the Pendle Hill Pamphlets series of essays on Quaker perspectives on contemporary themes, hosts our monthly reading groups, and blogs occasionally at The Quietest Quaker. She is a member of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting (PYM).

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