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.

Oct
28
Wed
Nature Based Guided Meditation
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature Based Guided Meditation

Come join me 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.  Reach upward to touch the golden light of the Sun and the vast mystery of the starlit Heavens.  These energies will release waves of Light moving outward from yourself into the world. 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 part of the avant-garde movement in modern dance in NYC in the 60s which led to a Masters in Dance/Movement therapy and then a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. 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 fo rmore 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”.  

Oct
29
Thu
Meditation and Book Group
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Meditation and Book Group

Meditation and Book Circle
on Zoom

Thursdays, Oct. 8 –  Dec. 10
(excluding Thanksgiving Day) 
8:30 – 9:45am 

with Dawn Tolley & Anne Bonney 

Our Fall book selection is  
See No Stranger  
A Memoir And Manifesto of Revolutionary Love 
by Valarie Kaur 


We will have a limited supply of books available at Pilgrim’s Landing and you are welcome to 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”. You can create a Zoom account and download the necessary software at www.zoom.us. The same Zoom link should be used each week.

The Enneagram of Belonging – A Contemplative Book Circle
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Enneagram of Belonging - A Contemplative Book Circle

In this book circle, we will read and explore Christopher Heuertz’s book “The Enneagram of Belonging.” This is a series for those who are familiar with the Enneagram, know their type and would like to more deeply plumb the depths this multifaceted system. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and spiritual growth, and the “The Enneagram of Belonging” can open deeper pathways for self-understanding.

In a contemplative, supportive way, we’ll use “The Enneagram of Belonging” to look more deeply at aspects of the Enneagram introduced in previous Enneagram classes, such as: Childhood wounds, Wings, Paths of integration and disintegration, Holy ideas and fixations, Virtues and passions, and Instincts and subtypes.

The class will meet on 6 Thursdays, October 1, 15, 29, November 12 and December 3 and 17. 

The book must be purchased separately either online or at Pilgrim’s Landing. There is also an accompanying workbook available but not required for the class.

Nancy Benben has been a Spiritual Companion and teacher for many years at the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford, CT.  She has extensive training using the Enneagram and Bio-Spiritual Focusing as tools for spiritual companionship and personal growth.  A graduate of Northwestern University and Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute, Nancy leads workshops and retreats in the Enneagram and Spiritual Companioning.

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 Zoom link should be used each week.

Nov
2
Mon
Morning Meditation
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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
Nov 2 @ 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”. 

Nov
4
Wed
Nature Based Guided Meditation
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature Based Guided Meditation

Come join me 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.  Reach upward to touch the golden light of the Sun and the vast mystery of the starlit Heavens.  These energies will release waves of Light moving outward from yourself into the world. 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 part of the avant-garde movement in modern dance in NYC in the 60s which led to a Masters in Dance/Movement therapy and then a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. 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 fo rmore 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”.  

Nov
5
Thu
Meditation and Book Group
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Meditation and Book Group

Meditation and Book Circle
on Zoom

Thursdays, Oct. 8 –  Dec. 10
(excluding Thanksgiving Day) 
8:30 – 9:45am 

with Dawn Tolley & Anne Bonney 

Our Fall book selection is  
See No Stranger  
A Memoir And Manifesto of Revolutionary Love 
by Valarie Kaur 


We will have a limited supply of books available at Pilgrim’s Landing and you are welcome to 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”. You can create a Zoom account and download the necessary software at www.zoom.us. The same Zoom link should be used each week.

Nov
7
Sat
Sacred Art of Conversation
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sacred Art of Conversation

with Lisa McNeill, Sue Johnson &  
Dawn Tolley      



The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and on this episode, he and Brene Brown talk about love. Messy, hard, complicated love. She asks him how we can transcend fear in a scarcity-based culture and what we can learn from those who came before us. They also talk about the church, how to develop beloved community, and the scrappy, gritty, work of love that is her definition of faith. Plus, Bishop Curry shares his playlist with one song that she really didn’t expect.
 
Please listen to the podcast in advance by using the link below and we’ll discuss via Zoom.     
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5pVtfGpgRABVswwCAV2dYB?si=8PhQPT_YQdm38w1qzsOXMg&utm_source=copy-link 



Once you register for the program, 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”. 

Nov
9
Mon
Morning Meditation
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Surviving the Holidays
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Surviving the Holidays

This program will be presented by Joseph Colletti, M.Div. who will offer a
layperson’s reflection on the experience of grieving and how to cope with the
impact of grief during the holiday season when one’s sense of grief and loss may
be amplified.

Joe will share his learnings and experiences with interacting with others whohave lost loved ones and found ways to navigate the pressures of the holiday
season. The program will include a review of the nature of grieving, the impact of
the holiday experience, the dynamics of what others will expect and say to us,
and the diverse ways other grievers have been able to minimize the stresses that
the holidays bring. Joe will also be sharing his own experience of his daughter’s
death and his journey of grief since that tragic event. This program is not about
offering psychological advice or solutions but rather will be simply an overview
of what other grievers have experienced and done to get through the holidays.

Joe Colletti has been involved with Grief and Loss programs for the last 15years. He has been offering grief programs for the Carmon Funeral Homes in
Connecticut since 2008 and was part of the volunteer instructional team for
Mary’s Place: A Center for Grieving Children and Families. He is a spiritual
director and the author of “From the Heart: A Father’s Journey of Grief”. He is
also a hospice volunteer with Broadreach Hospice of Chatham, MA. In addition,
he recently presented the Pilgrim’s Landing program on “ Leaving a Spiritual
Legacy”.

This program is free to all but registration is required so that you can be sentthe Zoom link to participate.