The ClearLight 5-Day Summer Residential Retreat
with Scott McBride
5 PM WEDNESDAY THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY
AUGUST 21 – 25, 2019
At Pendle Hill Conference Center, Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA
Here are the dates for the next 5-Day Retreat at Pendle Hill. The focus of this retreat will once again be on an aspect of direct awakening. Additional details will be announced shortly. Although experience with mindfulness meditation can be a helpful foundation for awakening, this retreat is not a mindfulness meditation retreat.
Comments from Previous Retreats
“I am so very grateful for the experience of the recent retreat you led. I’ve had other retreat experiences for comparison and this one is exemplary. You provided an atmosphere of safety and respect for all participants, which I’ve learned is essential to the intimate work that occurs in silence and in sharing with others. Your commitment to teaching others is filled with integrity and loving intention, clearly drawn from the power of your own personal awakening.” J.F.
“This retreat was excellent. I appreciated the guidance, exercises, discussions, time for practice, and the care and compassion in helping us awaken in a loving way. I absolutely value the teachings on awakening and open heartedness. Best retreats ever!” M.F.
“The group we had was phenomenal. The atmosphere seemed super charged and that was extremely supportive. I truly felt my progression towards more awakening and was so excited almost every sitting to really look deeply and feel my true nature. It felt like food for my soul.” K.D.
Retreat includes periods of guided and silent meditation, individual and group inquiry, walking meditation, talks, discussion, awareness exercises, group healings, nature walks and optional morning yoga. After the first day, the retreat will take place in silence (except during the instruction and discussion sessions). The practice of silence is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of the retreat. Silence nurtures meditative experience, refreshes the spirit, and provides a mirror for seeing our minds more clearly. The retreat begins Wednesday evening with check-in at 5:00 pm followed by orientation, a welcoming meal, and the evening program. We’ll conclude late Sunday afternoon.
The retreat takes place in Brinton House at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Pendle Hill is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center located in a beautiful, natural and peaceful setting in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. It is a place dedicated to peace, justice and personal transformation. The Pendle Hill community offers us a charming residential facility with meeting hall and community area, delicious healthy food, and a caring professional staff. Seating is mostly in chairs, but some cushions will be available.
Program Fees and Accommodations
Costs for the retreat include the program tuition plus facilities, accommodations, meals, beverages and snacks. There are three registration options: Residential with Single Accommodations, Residential with Shared Accommodations, and Commuter. Space in this retreat is limited and it is a very popular event. Room assignments are on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure your place and take advantage of our Early Bird Discount!
If you would like to attend but cannot afford the full cost of this retreat, please contact us. We can help! Our community maintains a generosity fund so PLEASE contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once registered, you’ll receive an email form to fill out and return stating food preferences, accommodation requests, and other pertinent information so we can make your retreat experience the best possible.
ClearLight retreats have allowed me to access an inner spaciousness and trust in myself which has made a profound difference in my life.Participant at a 5-Day Retreat
Most valuable for me is to be with other seekers, to hear them, and then to be in silence. Invaluable for me is the encouragement that what we are all seeking is already here. Recognize it! It is a true privilege to be able to study with Scott and Nancy. Both are gifted and highly skilled teachers, patient, calm and the real thing.AS, Psychologist, 5-Day Retreat
It was excellent. I appreciate the guidance, the exercises, the discussions, the time for practice, and the care and compassion in helping us awaken in a loving way. I absolutely value the teachings on awakening and open heartedness. Best retreats ever!Maria F., 5-Day Retreat