New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Exploring Prayer and Meditation


Friday, May 24, 2019 - 4:30pm to Monday, May 27, 2019 - 2:00pm


107 Keets Rd
Deerfield , MA


During this three-day weekend, we will experiment with numerous approaches to prayer and meditation, including thanksgiving, petition, intercession, healing prayer, Examen, Lectio Divina, mindfulness meditation, walking meditation, Centering Prayer, Grand Silence, extended meeting for worship, and prayer with scripture, images, music, and the body. Through these experiments, we will seek to know more fully the nature of our consciousness, our true self, and our connection to God. We will explore how communion with the Divine affects not only our inner and outer lives, but radiates beyond us into the world. There will be opportunities to share our experiences with partners and in small groups. No particular beliefs are required, only a willingness to earnestly try different kinds of prayer and meditation, notice what we experience, and listen respectfully to the experiences shared by others.

NOTE: This workshop is also a chance to experience a taste of the Nurturing Faithfulness nine-month course to be offered at Woolman Hill August 2019–May 2020. More info about the course can be found at the Woolman Hill website

Retreat leader Marcelle Martin (Swarthmore, PA, Meeting), is the author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey.

Read the attached flyer for more details; register at the Woolman Hill website.

Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]