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The Spirit of Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times

Jun 25, Jul 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020

A five-session online course with Kate Davies
4:00pm Eastern via Zoom.

Fee: $100.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Please note that registration will close when a session has reached capacity, or at 8:00am the day of the opening session, whichever comes first. Please plan ahead!

COVID-19 pandemic. Climate disruption. Growing inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, having hope is a monumental challenge.

This online course offers a powerful antidote to the seeming hopelessness of our times. Participants will explore how to uncover and nurture the innate sense of hope that we are all born with — “intrinsic hope.” Not based on expecting life to conform to our expectations and wishes, intrinsic hope has a deep and abiding faith in whatever happens and in the human capacity to respond to it positively. Activities will include interactive talks, group discussions, time for personal reflections, and guided meditations. Limit 30.

"The Spirit of Hope" online course with Kate Davies

Session One: Naming Our Feelings About the State of the World (90 mins)
June 25, 4pm-5:30pm

Session Two: Reasons for Hope (60 mins)
July 9, 4pm-5pm

Session Three: Intrinsic Hope (60 mins)
July 16, 4pm-5pm

Session Four: Habits of Hope – Being Present, Expressing Gratitude, Loving the World (60 mins)
July 23, 4pm-5pm

Session Five: Habits of Hope – Accepting What Is, Taking Action, Perseverance for the Long Haul – and Wrap Up (90 mins)
July 30, 4pm-5:30pm


"Intrinsic Hope" book coverKate Davies is professor emeritus at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. She currently teaches mindfulness meditation and leads workshops on hope. Kate is a member of Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (WA).

Kate’s first book, The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement, was chosen as one of the top ten books on sustainability published in 2013. Her latest work, Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times, was awarded the Grand Prize of the Nautilus Book Awards for 2018. Read more at

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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