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Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Series

Friday, November 10, 2017 - Friday, June 15, 2018

Pendle Hill - Wallingford, PA


November 10 – 12, 2017
February 23 – 25, 2018
April 27 – 29, 2018
June 15 – 17, 2018

Pendle Hill
Wallingford, Pennsylvania

$2210/shared room
$2365/private room
$1650/commuter for the series

Save $100 when you register and pay in full by August 31st

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Register by November 9th

Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal®, this retreat series combines both an opportunity within community to explore what matters most to you and to savor rest and renewal.

Reflect on issues of transition, vocation, life passion, purpose, meaning, direction, aging, relationships, and underlying life patterns, to live in alignment with your deepest values and the courage to act with integrity and authenticity.

This retreat series is designed for you:

Are you seeking a time set-aside just for you from the busyness of daily stress to focus on what matters most to you?

Are you in transition and asking yourself: ‘What’s next?’ And, do you want the space to listen to your own inner wisdom?

Are you seeking support to build ongoing practices and a community to help you integrate your deepest intentions into your life and work?

Have you been deeply moved by the writing of Parker J. Palmer and the Circle of Trust® and want to know more?

What people are saying about this transformational retreat series:

…profoundly moved to a deeper level of “getting it.””

It is an amazing spiritual journey where you can learn more about yourself and experience the capacity of love of humanity.  It’s life changing and uplifting.”

The program helped me go beyond what I thought I was seeking and give clarity to my questions.”

It was marvelous!  You must do this for yourself.”

Journey Toward Wholeness is designed as a four-part Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series, in which participants build a community of trust that encourages everyone to explore life issues deeply. To accomplish this, participants register for the entire series and commit to being present for each of the four seasonal retreats at Pendle Hill:

November 10 – 12, 2017 ~ Seeds of the True Self
February 23 – 25, 2018 ~ Dwelling in Darkness
April 27 – 29, 2018 ~ Embracing the Power of Paradox
June 15 – 17, 2018 ~ Living with Abundance & Gratitude



Meet Your Facilitators

Valerie BrownValerie Brown is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. A consultant and principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in leadership and mindfulness training, Valerie is a popular coach, retreat and pilgrimage leader, and author. She wrote three Pendle Hill pamphlets, and her most recent book is The Mindful School Leader. Visit for more information about Valerie and her work.

John Baird is currently in the Facilitator Preparation Program and has been a teacher and leader in Friends education for more than 35 years. He has facilitated retreats in schools, meetings, and Quaker conference centers, developed reflective practices, mentored and nurtured leaders, and helped individuals and groups to discern and respond to their deepest sense of calling. He has a degree in Religious Studies and enjoys, writing, painting, singing, and walking in nature

About Our Venue

Stewarded by Quakers, Pendle Hill’s 23-tranquil acres and nourishing and locally sourced meals, is the perfect setting to support reflection, renewal, and transformation.

338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086  |  Travel directions |

Registration & Details

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Cost: Rates include facilitation, materials, lodging and all meals for the full series.
• $2365/ private room
• $2210/shared room
• $1650/ commuter

Discounts: Save $100 when you register and pay in full by August 31, 2017

Registration Deadline: Please register by November 9, 2017.

Participation: Participation is limited to 23 individuals.  Early registration is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy: Please see for details.

Financial Assistance: Scholarship funds are available. If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please do NOT register online but contact John Meyer, Education Coordinator, at 610-566-4507, ext. 129.

Additional Information: Registrants must commit to participating in all four retreats and to completing a pre-series questionnaire.

Questions about this retreat? Contact…

For questions about the program, contact Valerie Brown at

For information about Pendle Hill and accommodations, please contact or call 610-566-4507.

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