New Years: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind

December 28, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Offered by Pendle Hill

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New Years: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind

Dec 28, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016

A retreat for rest and reflection with Valerie Brown

Register and pay by August 31, 2015:
$625/shared room; $745/private room; $475/commuterRegister and pay on or after September 1, 2015:
$655/shared room; $785/private room; $500/commuter

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Celebrate the coming of the New Year at Pendle Hill. Be inspired by a musical adventure with Maestro Karl Middleman, renew body and spirit in a mindfulness retreat led by Valerie Brown, or combine creativity with reflection in the art studio with Melanie Weidner. However you participate in our New Years programming, you will be treated to a delicious home-cooked New Year’s Eve dinner, a chamber concert featuring returning soprano sensation Jessica Lennick, and our traditional midnight 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 mindfulness 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, creative arts, 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 them in the coming year.


Valerie 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

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