“The Song of Songs stands as unique among the books of the Bible. This collection of love lyrics, candid in their sensuality and profoundly poetic in their imagery, has attracted lovers of God across the centuries.” Read more
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Apr 4, 2016 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public (online registration required). This event will be streamed live over the Internet.
“True Godliness don’t [sic] turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it.” —William Penn
How do we transmit Quaker values from one generation to the next? As a Quaker historian and a parent of three adult graduates of Friends’ schools, Emma Lapsansky-Werner has been fascinated by this question, both professionally and personally. In this talk, Emma invites us to probe this question through the lens of the correspondence of one 19th-century network of European-American Quaker families. Read more
This 60-year-old edition of the Pendle Hill Bulletin featured Joanne Mott’s philosophical interpretation of Undine, an 1811 fairy-tale novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Clearly the Arts & Spirituality were as important to Pendle Hill then as they are today!
Other academic happenings that year included the publication of Simone Weil’s seminal The Iliad, or: The Poem of Force (PHP #91, which is still a big seller even now), and South African writer Laurens van der Post giving an on-campus lecture entitled “Venture to the Interior.”
Mary Grace Orr and Anne Briggs present a week-long Mindfulness Meditation retreat
Mar 20-27, 2016
Mindfulness meditation is a simple technique offered by the Buddha for awakening the mind and heart. This retreat will be a time of silence, with periods of sitting and walking practice, opportunities to talk about your own practice, and formal presentations. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.
Mary Grace Orr is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County (CA). Anne Briggs is a lifelong Quaker who also leads the Insight Meditation Community of Chestertown (MD). Read more
Friends in Residence are volunteers who live at Pendle Hill for anywhere from three months to a year. Their main role is to hold the space for the fulfillment of Pendle Hill’s mission. We attend worship daily, sometimes serving as its conveners. We join staff and guests at meals. We make ourselves available as compassionate listeners and hold Pendle Hill and all of its people in the Light of prayer. In the midst of the busy activity that is required to keep Pendle Hill thriving, we have the charge of holding a consistent and intentional spiritual presence.
Along with holding space, we also sometimes hold other things – a steering wheel or a cleaning cloth, a box of teabags or a plate of snacks, an armful of blankets or a set of keys. Read more
The word “dowdy” comes from the Middle English “doude” and refers to an inelegant person or thing. Its association with this dessert comes from the (optional) haphazard style of slicing up the top crust halfway through the baking! Read more