Programs

We offer year-round educational programming and meaningful experiences for all who are on a journey toward a more peaceful, compassionate and just world.  We seek to build bridges between the gaps that divide us as human beings, foster understanding, and be a beacon of light here on Cape Cod.

We are committed to providing opportunities for learning and growing in community in a safe, open and sacred space for all who enter.

 

Our program areas include:

  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Wellness + Healing
  • Labyrinth
  • Creativity + Spirit
  • Pilgrimages
  • Day Retreats
  • Nonviolent Communication + Compassionate Action
  • Mindfulness + Meditation
  • Psychology
  • Conscious Aging + Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Growth + Purpose
  • Children’s Programming

Special Events
We value both celebrating our local culture and learning about diverse cultures from around the world, and welcome opportunities to do so. We have been fortunate to host internationally acclaimed musicians such as Celtic harpist Aine Minogue, and venerable Irish Storyteller Joe Keane.

Additionally, we are proud to host and be the “landing” for the annual Cape Cod FisherPoets, a celebration of our local fishing heritage through music, poetry and storytelling.  A volunteer planning committee spearheads the Cape Cod FisherPoets, and participation is open to any and all who are directly connected to the commercial fishing and shellfishing industry of Cape Cod.

Jan
25
Mon
Morning Meditation
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Meditation

We will be continuing our weekly meditation groups via Zoom as we explore this different way of gathering and sharing our practice.  Our experience over the last few months reveals that gathering and practicing in this way is very beneficial…helping us to feel more grounded, more connected, and more balanced during this time of great uncertainty and disruption. 

Please join us as we begin each week freshly, renewing and restoring our balance, and soothing our souls.  We will cultivate greater intimacy with some of the deeper layers of our own experience, and open the door to seeing the beauty that is always here…if we just turn our gaze towards its location, and patiently watch.

Once you register for the weekly meditation, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected](check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. You can create a Zoom account and download the necessary software at www.zoom.us. The same Zoom link should be used each week. 

with Rich Hunt

Rich Hunt is a long time meditator, and has been a student of the Diamond Approach for the past 25 years. He is also a retired psychologist. He has been leading meditation groups at Pilgrim’s Landing for 3 years.

Virtual Poetry Writing Sessions
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Poetry Writing Sessions

Let’s write some Poetry!! And have some fun.  I don’t know about you but poetry has been immensely helpful in these chaotic times when the emotional roller coaster takes a deep dive. I take my heart to pen and write myself upright and grounded again.

Come join me, touching into the creative expression of your soul’s longing, your deepest dreams or what seems to bubble up from nowhere.  No prior writing experience is necessary.  The format on zoom will begin with a brief centering meditation.  A poem, read by me or someone from the group,will serve as inspiration opening the door of the heart to let the words flow.  Be happily surprised.

This class is led by Carol Marcy, who has been writing off and on for a long time and over this last year or so she has been an active participant in a poetry class/group that meets twice a week. She won the Atwood Museum’s 2020 haiku contest.

Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. 

Jan
26
Tue
I Ching
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
I Ching

Consulting the I Ching (Book of Changes) in times of uncertainty:
The oldest of four ancient Chinese literary classics, the Book of Changes has been used for divination since 1000 BC and remains a globally valued resource, though is nature and use are not widely known. Its 64 images each indicate a particular stage of the cyclical process of change.

We’ll learn, in an intro/review and 4 additional sessions, how to relinquish ego dominance, to respectfully approach and discern for personal and shared use fitting conduct in times where something important is at stake and more. 

The I Ching book by Wilhelm Baynes is our first choice but other I Ching authors are acceptable. During these times, we ask that you please order the book on your own. 

Margot Estabrook Stienstra, international educator, Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, is a part-time resident of the Lower Cape; and given previous show of interest in 2016, offers this workshop once again this time from lockdown in Switzerland- to her home community.

Once you register for the weekly I Ching, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. The same Zoom link should be used each week.

Jan
27
Wed
Nature Based Guided Meditation
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 5:00 am
Nature Based Guided Meditation

Come join Carol on a journey that can transform your relationship to yourself and Nature. This is a heart centered guided meditation practice that focuses on building awareness through breath and imagery.

This class will awaken an awareness of body, mind and spirit. Connect your feet to soft earth, rooting, grounding, stabilizing from the inside out with breath. Open your heart to being present to life through your body, your organs, your skin, your bones. Learn a meditation practice that you can take with you when you work in your garden, go for a walk in the wood, or on a beach or simply sit in your backyard.
Carol Marcy is a certified meditation teacher having studied for over twenty years at the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies in D.C. She was leading Forest Bathing Walks as a meditation practice on Cape Cod until the practice shifted to a virtual experience. You are welcome to check out her website for more information. www.drcarolmarcy.com

Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. 

Jan
28
Thu
Meditation and Book Group
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Meditation and Book Group

Our Winter book selection is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

While the Book Store is closed, we ask that you please order the book on your own. 

Our time together each week begins with 20 minutes of meditation followed by reflection and discussion of a section in the selected book of the season. Each section stands on its own, and all are welcome to join any time.

Once you register for the weekly Meditation and Book Group, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. The same Zoom link should be used each week. 

An Oasis for Our Time – A Caring Circle
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Oasis for Our Time - A Caring Circle

with Nancy Benben
Donation requested but not required 
 
While 2020 is behind us, the challenges are still with us. Wouldn’t it be nice to navigate this time within the compassion circle of Soul Friends? Facilitated by Spiritual Companion Nancy Benben, we’ll gather about twice a month. Together, we’ll offer compassionate, nonjudgmental support and sharing, embraced by the Spirit. We’ll deepen our awareness how the Holy is moving in our lives during this time, share our wisdom and hold each other in gentleness and trust. Video conferencing will be through Zoom and assistance will be provided. Although this program is being offered at no charge, please consider making a donation of $50 to Pilgrim’s Landing to support our Center so we can be here to support you in the future.

Once you register for the class, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. The same link will be used each session.   

Jan
30
Sat
Responding to COVID19 with Mindfulness: A One Day Retreat
Jan 30 @ 9:20 am – 3:30 pm
Responding to COVID19 with Mindfulness: A One Day Retreat

COVID19 (and our nation’s response to the virus) has presented us with some rather unique challenges.  How can we meet those challenges skillfully?  What will help us work with the psychological disruptions, stress, and interpersonal dislocations that have rippled out from COVID19? This retreat will provide a mental respite from the strains of the COVID19 pandemic.  We will engage in meditation (sitting and walking), mindfulness practices, and will have time to share with others.  For those who choose to do so, these practices can become regular part of life, offering ongoing soothing and grounding. 

Suitable for all who are interested in taking a day of practice, whether experienced meditators, or entirely new to mediation practices and mindfulness.

Rich Hunt is a long time meditator and teacher, and has been a student of the Diamond Approach for the past 25 years. He is also a retired psychologist. He has been leading meditation groups at Pilgrim’s Landing for several years.

Once you register for the Retreat, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”.

Feb
1
Mon
Virtual Poetry Writing Sessions
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Poetry Writing Sessions

Let’s write some Poetry!! And have some fun.  I don’t know about you but poetry has been immensely helpful in these chaotic times when the emotional roller coaster takes a deep dive. I take my heart to pen and write myself upright and grounded again.

Come join me, touching into the creative expression of your soul’s longing, your deepest dreams or what seems to bubble up from nowhere.  No prior writing experience is necessary.  The format on zoom will begin with a brief centering meditation.  A poem, read by me or someone from the group,will serve as inspiration opening the door of the heart to let the words flow.  Be happily surprised.

This class is led by Carol Marcy, who has been writing off and on for a long time and over this last year or so she has been an active participant in a poetry class/group that meets twice a week. She won the Atwood Museum’s 2020 haiku contest.

Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. 

Feb
2
Tue
I Ching
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
I Ching

Consulting the I Ching (Book of Changes) in times of uncertainty:
The oldest of four ancient Chinese literary classics, the Book of Changes has been used for divination since 1000 BC and remains a globally valued resource, though is nature and use are not widely known. Its 64 images each indicate a particular stage of the cyclical process of change.

We’ll learn, in an intro/review and 4 additional sessions, how to relinquish ego dominance, to respectfully approach and discern for personal and shared use fitting conduct in times where something important is at stake and more. 

The I Ching book by Wilhelm Baynes is our first choice but other I Ching authors are acceptable. During these times, we ask that you please order the book on your own. 

Margot Estabrook Stienstra, international educator, Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, is a part-time resident of the Lower Cape; and given previous show of interest in 2016, offers this workshop once again this time from lockdown in Switzerland- to her home community.

Once you register for the weekly I Ching, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. The same Zoom link should be used each week.

Feb
3
Wed
Reading and Discovery Group: Jung’s “The Undiscovered Self”
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Reading and Discovery Group: Jung's "The Undiscovered Self"

Swiss psychiatrist, ethnologist, artist Carl Gustav Jung offered, in 1958, two years before his death, this arguably timeless read. Please join Margot Stienstra in an online reading and discussion group of “The Undiscovered Self”.

We ask that you purchase the “The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams” on your own as our Book Store is temporarily closed. 
Margot Stienstra is a licensed Jungian Analyst / psychotherapist and former long-time teacher of literature, writing and ethics. She is passionate about facilitating shared learning from analytical psychology and psych-ecology.

Once you register for the class, you will be sent a confirmation email from [email protected] (check you spam if you do not receive it), it will contain the Zoom link that you will click to join our Zoom “meeting”. The same link will be used each week.