New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

JHYM Retreat

You don't blame the lettuce (quote from Thich Nhat Hanh)


Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 12:30pm


Friends Meetinghouse
26 Benvenue St.
Wellesley , MA


Our culture is so quick to blame – the other person, the company, the system – for what’s wrong.  Instead of shame and judgement, what happens if we ponder what we, the other person, or our community needs to thrive, acknowledging how much in life is honestly really complicated and not at all either/or?  Friends’ practices of waiting worship, discernment, and trust in the Light within have much to offer the world!  When we look and listen deeply for where another is coming from, we can begin to listen for Way to open that includes all of us.

Contact Information

Junior High/Junior YM Coordinator

Gretchen Baker-Smith
Home Meeting: 
Westport Monthly Meeting

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]