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Open Heart, Peaceful Mind: A Retreat for Rest & Reflection

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018

Pendle Hill - Wallingford, PA


December 28, 217 to
January 1, 2018
Thur 6 pm to Mon 1 pm

Pendle Hill
Wallingford, Pennsylvania


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Register by December 27th

Register early for this annual event to bring in the new year!  Designed for reflection and rest, this retreat offers a soulful and engaging New Year’s Eve Celebration of the senses, that includes hors d’oeuvres, a local and organic inspired dinner prepared by Pendle Hill’s chefs, a chamber concert, ice cream social, and candlelit meeting for worship.

Relax into a time of serene rest and renewal. Open to the new year’s unfolding with a retreat that honors your heart, mind, and soul. Practice mindful meditation in the rhythms of daily life with sitting, walking, and eating meditation, as well as mindful dialogue. Savor sustained periods of silence, quiet reflection with poetry and stories by the fireplace, small and large group discussion, an afternoon in the art studio, laughter, gentle Kundalini yoga, and deep relaxation. Restore your spirit and enter the new year with greater calm, clarity, and energy — and ways to sustain yourself in the coming year.

What people are saying…..

It was inspiring, fabulous, spot on, and just what I needed and more!”

I have a toolbox filled with tools to live fully and to know joy.

By far, the best retreat I’ve ever taken.”

I loved the schedule, the way all the facets were integrated thoroughly and thoughtfully with spontaneous combustions of positivity.”

Over the moon from stem to stern.”



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, she is a popular retreat leader and author. She has written several books and three Pendle Hill pamphlets, most recently, Heartfulness: Renewing Heart, Mind, and Spirit on Retreat and Beyond (PHP #421). Ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a lay member of the Tien Hiep Order, she is also a member of Solebury Monthly Meeting (PA) and a certified yoga instructor. For more information about Valerie, visit

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 meals.
• $860/ private room
• $720/shared room
• $545/ commuter

Discounts: Register and pay by August 31, 2017 to receive a discount!
• $820/ private room
• $685/shared room
• $520/ commuter

Registration Deadline: Please register by December 27, 2017.

Participation: Participation is limited to 20 individuals.  Early registration is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy: Please see for details.

Financial Assistance: Scholarship funds are available. Please do NOT register online, instead contact 610-566-4507, ext. 137.

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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