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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Whitehead Light Station 2013 Schedule

Just received the following from Whitehead Light Station in Maine.
Dear Friends of Whitehead Light Station,
We are looking forward to our fifth season offering courses, retreats, long weekend getaways, and rental opportunities at Pine Island Camp's stunningly beautiful saltwater outpost.  Our season will begin with Volunteer Week, June 9th - 15th.  If you are interested in joining us for this week, during which we work hard, have fun, and eat well, please email us at
We are proud to host the following course retreats in 2013.   
July 12 - 17      The Craft of Beer and Brewing with Charlie Papazian
July 19 - 24      Knitting Retreat
July 25 - Aug 1 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Robert Cox

Rental opportunities are also available.  Please visit our calendar and contact us to secure the dates you would like. 

We hope to see you this summer!  Stay tuned for more events in 2013, including a Columbus Day Weekend getaway.


The Whitehead Light Station Crew
The Craft of Beer and Brewing with Charlie Papazian

Instructor Charlie Papazian returns to Whitehead Light Station in 2013 and is inviting beer enthusiasts, their friends and partners to continue the journey in a fifth season of his special beer and brewing course. Charlie will instruct and lead conversations on beer and (home)brewing with an emphasis of celebrating America's remarkable beer journey. The course will include a field trip to a special beer and brewing destination in the local area as well as on-island participation from guest craft brewer(s), who will add to the conversation, share their beers and their experience.  There will be plenty of time to relax, read, and enjoy being unplugged and unhurried.  The five-night, six-day course will include demonstrations, lectures, informal socializing, great meals and a huge variety of beers. You do not have to be a devoted home brewer or beer enthusiast to enjoy this course.  It has proven to be fun and relaxing even to those who have come thinking "...I don't really like beer that much."  There will be a maximum of 12 course participants. This is a once a year opportunity and an unparalleled journey exploring the joys of beer & brewing from around the world.

View our videos on YouTubeLearn more about Charlie and the course on our website, and view this YouTube link of 2012 participant Mike Johnson's video slide show.
Knitting Retreat 

Pack your knitting bag, your half-done projects, your favorite yarns and patterns, and join us on the island for a mid-summer getaway designed for those who love the fiber arts. Amidst wild roses and towering spruce, with unobstructed views of Penobscot Bay, you'll learn from and be inspired by your fellow knitters and local experts. We'll discuss challenges and share ideas while enjoying the beauty of Whitehead Island, its rich maritime history, the elegant Keeper's House, and delicious fresh meals prepared with local ingredients. Whether you're a skilled knitter or a beginner, this is an opportunity to relax and regroup in a breathtakingly beautiful setting, enhance your knitting skills, and enjoy good company.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction with Dr. Robert Cox

Every participant in Whitehead Light Station's Mindfulness Stress Reduction course has given rapturously positive reviews of what was for most a life-changing experience.  We are very pleased to have Dr. Robert Cox back at the Light Station in 2013.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction (MSR) is a rigorous and systematic training in mindfulness, a form of meditation originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Thousands of people throughout the United States and around the world have benefited from this well-established program that can be practically integrated into everyday life to enable one to more easily manage stress, pain, illness, and the challenges inherent in everyday modern life. Participants (a maximum of 12) can expect to develop a personal program that can have profound mental and psychological benefits and will promote a way of life that reveals the gentle and loving wholeness that lies at the heart of our being, even in times of pain, suffering, and difficulty. The training in mindfulness aims to develop an in-depth skill in moment-by-moment awareness that becomes the platform for embarking on a journey of self-development, self-discovery, learning, and healing.