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These retreats are designed to rest, renew, restore, and reconnect the body, mind and spirit. They are extraordinary personal growth and learning opportunities, and cultivate societal transformation.

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The Examined Life Project

Cranaleith Spiritual Center 13475 Proctor Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19116

New Years: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind

Pendle Hill 338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086

A Retreat for Rest and Reflection with Valerie Brown If you register by August 31: $820/private; $685/shared; $520/commuter If you register after August 31: $860/private; $720/shared; $545/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. Register […]

Deep Healing for Ourselves, Our World

This retreat is open to anyone who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color to explore mindfulness practices in the Plum Village tradition founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Slow down and savor mindfulness practices to promote healing and transformation.

Journey Toward Wholeness Homecoming Retreat

Pendle Hill 338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086

with Valerie Brown and John Baird The four-part Courage & Renewal® series of retreats, Journey Toward Wholeness, has been offered at Pendle Hill every year since 2010. It has helped shape the lives of hundreds of retreatants. Hundreds of others have engaged in Courage & Renewal® retreats and are eager to engage more deeply. We […]