The PYM Calendar

Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or other group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.

Spiritual Deepening Program: Beloved Community eRetreat at online
Jan 21 – Feb 16 all-day
Spiritual Deepening Program: Beloved Community eRetreat @ online | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Spiritual Deepening eRetreat connects you with other curious seekers in an online exploration of Quaker thought, a deepening of your own spiritual practices, and the sharing of stories from your life and your personal journeys. Each eRetreat is facilitated by deeply grounded Quakers. The Beloved Community eRetreat invites you to explore and practice what it means to live into Beloved Community, the ways we are called to recognize patterns of marginalization and exclusion and to act toward justice, and tools for transforming and vitalizing our meetings and communities. Co-facilitated by Regina Renee Ward and Polly Washburn.

Tribe of the H.E.A.R.T. Retreat for Nurture, Reflection, and Joy at Pendle Hill
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tribe of the H.E.A.R.T. Retreat for Nurture, Reflection, and Joy @ Pendle Hill | Rose Valley | Pennsylvania | United States

Rooted in the principles of the H.E.A.R.T.,* this Saturday to Monday retreat with Dr. Amanda Kemp is for those deeply engaged in anti-racism work, have read Amanda Kemp’s book, Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community, and/or have participated in one or more of Amanda’s classes or programs. [*Hold space for transformation; Express yourself: Act with intention (driven by vision); Reflect on yourself. Trust the process.]

This retreat is a time for you to take a step back from the work you have been doing — whether it’s in your community, your religious group, school or family. Get grounded in your vision of transformation. Reconnect with the love that is at the center of all justice work. Nurture your body with mindful movement, healing sound, and liberatory touch. Re-experience the joy of passionate creative community. Emerge replenished and even more capable to hold the ground of both Love and Justice.

Present in Every Moment: Waking Up to Love and Compassion in Our Lives at Pendle Hill
Mar 26 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm
Present in Every Moment: Waking Up to Love and Compassion in Our Lives @ Pendle Hill | Nether Providence Township | Pennsylvania | United States

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.