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The Wisdom Within the Present Moment

Mar 20-27, 2022

A Seven-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Mary Grace Orr, Larissa Kitenko, and Rebecca Kronlage
(Sunday 4:30pm to Sunday 1pm.)

$1260/private room; $1060/shared room; $600/commuter

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

All guests visiting Pendle Hill are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (see our statement and FAQ about this policy). Additional requirement for this program: The leaders of this program require full vaccination for participation. The registration confirmation e-mail will include instructions for how to submit proof of vaccination.

Virtually every spiritual lineage stresses the importance of learning to plumb the depths of the present moment. The simple techniques of mindfulness and kindness, taught by the Buddha, teach us to do just that. This silent retreat will have periods of sitting and walking meditation, light yoga, opportunities to talk with a teacher, and formal presentations. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced students, and for people of all faith traditions.


Mary Grace Orr is a teacher emeritus at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County (CA) and the founding teacher of Insight Santa Cruz. She has a deep commitment to interspiritual dialogue and practice, and is a 2020 graduate of The Living School. A beloved teacher at Pendle Hill, Mary Grace has led retreats here since 1997. She now lives in Hawaii and continues to teach there and a few retreats on the mainland.

Larissa KitenkoLarissa Kitenko, a longtime practitioner of Insight Meditation, studies and practices Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition. She completed the CDLT at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Mary Grace as mentor, and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) Program teacher training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. A volunteer hospice and hospital chaplain, Larissa teaches MSBR, leads the Easton Meditation Group, and leads classes and retreats in Eastern Maryland.

Rebecca KronlageRebecca Kronlage has been a student of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for over three decades. Her teaching is deeply rooted in Buddhism and the Kripalu Yoga Center tradition where she lived as a resident and senior teacher. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she brings a deep sense of awe, love, and respect for yoga and mindfulness as a healing practice that has saved her life. She has lead women’s international travel adventures and now resides on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi where she co-founded Treehouse Yoga Studio.

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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