Discover Beacon Hill Friends House Programs

Online opportunities for spiritual exploration and deepening, and social action.

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Our current programs

Monday – Friday | 8 AM – 8:30 AM (ET) | Online (Zoom)

Simple Morning Meditation Practice

This simple meditation practice helps reduce stress and ease you into the morning. The meditation is 15 minutes long, and begins and ends with a brief introduction to the practice.

Orientation for newcomers begins at 8:00 AM, and the practice begins at 8:10 AM. (You can also watch the orientation video here.

Join once or join regularly! This meditation is free and open to the public. Learn more and get the link to join at: https://lu.ma/bhfh-meditation

** (If you want to re-direct to Zoom directly from here, go to bhfh.org/simple-meditation) **

Wednesdays | 7:30-8:30 PM (ET) | Hybrid

MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness

In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, we at the Friends House are excited to bring you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a weekly, one-hour, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos. Each week, a guest facilitator will engage us in a unique spiritual practice that is meaningful to them, and that we can bring into our own lives. 

** This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC **

Questions? Contact our Program Director, Jen, at program@bhfh.org

See our upcoming facilitators.

Series dates:

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (ET): Unknowing God

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (ET): Seeking

Discovering Spirit Within Ourselves Series (Hybrid)

“We shall not be able to rebuild our shattered world until we recover our faith in eternal realities, and we shall not do that until we discover spirit within ourselves.” – Rufus Jones, The Inner Life

What does it look like to cultivate inward life today? What kinds of support, practices, and communities might we need in order to get in touch with the divine or Light within?

Part of the grounding of Quakerism is the experience of the Inward Light — that divine spark that lives in us. But Friends don’t always talk about what that kind of experience is like, or the practices that help access those experiences.

Discovering Spirit Within Ourselves is a series of workshops meant to delve deeper into mystical spiritual traditions. Rooted in Quaker beliefs, these workshops will use Quaker theology and other spiritual traditions to help participants discover the spirit within themselves.

This workshop is for everyone — Quakers and non-Quakers, no matter where you fall on the question of “God” (including theists and non-theists), or whether you have engaged in a practice like this before.

Learn more and register: 

October 23rd: Awakening

November 20th: Unknowing God 

December 4th: Seeking 

A series of workshops on Thursday evenings in November

Workshop times: 7 – 8:30 PM (ET)

HeART-filled Racial Justice, November: Exploring Our Stories (Online)

This two-part series is a creative and spiritual process meant to bypass our typical intellectual ways of thinking and understanding. Explore racial justice with creativity, community and love. 

At times, this can be deeply emotional. In some ways it is grief-work. Courage, compassion, and vulnerability are essential to this collective exporation. LJ is highly skilled in holding this type of space, and requests that in signing up for it, you are ready for this collective experience.

No previous artistic experience is needed, as we will be using art to process rather than producing pieces of art. No matter your level of artistic skill, no matter your previous relation to spirituality and racial justice, you may be surprised at what emerges when you allow yourself to relax into creative flow.

Learn more and register.

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Questions? Have an
idea
for an event?​

Email our Program Director, Jen:

Jen Higgins-Newman

Program Manager

program@bhfh.org

or get in touch with BHFH Executive Director, Nils:

Nils Klinkenberg

Executive Director

director@bhfh.org

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