The Earth & Spirit Center is established in the conviction that the Earth and all its inhabitants form a single sacred community. Guided by the vision of Thomas Berry, our mission is to cultivate a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship through transformative learning experiences and service opportunities in spiritual development, social compassion and Earth literacy.

Beginning Meditation

Meditation in Louisville

Cultivating an Awakened Life

Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that has remarkable practical benefits for both body and mind. This class offers practical, step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. This class includes: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation; the psychological principles and spiritual underpinnings of the practice; and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into professional and everyday life. 

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Introduction to Meditation Workshops

Meditation LouisvilleA 60-Minute Workshop 

Mindfulness meditation has been clinically demonstrated to increase relaxation, relieve stress, reduce anxiety and bolster self-esteem. CEOs, attorneys, healthcare professionals, educators, and the military are paying attention. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Time Magazine are putting mindfulness on the front page. Modern science is learning that the ancient spiritual practice of meditation is relevant to addressing complex modern problems. 

This 60-minute workshop offers a basic introduction to theory and practice of mindfulness meditation, as well as its physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. - FULL
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Meditation 3

Louisville Meditation CommunityContemplation and the World: Embracing the Life We Are Given

This course is for meditators who want to probe essential spiritual questions: Who am I? What does it mean to be part of a human community? What is my relationship to the world in which I live my life?  How do we develop a new intimacy with the world in which we live? Can we once again get caught up in the grandeur of our life and the mysterious Divine power from which it has all emerged? 

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Meditation 5

Louisville Meditation ClassesSpirituality and Public Life

Spirituality and political involvement are often understood as separate disciplines navigating different realities. This series will explore their necessary linkage and overlap. The testimonies of Jesus, Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther King Jr and many others speaks to the integration of spirituality and politics that is transformative and life-giving. 

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Meditation Opportunities

Meditation Support Group

Monthly Silent Sitting

On the first Saturday of each month, this interfaith gathering offers contemplative support for meditators of all traditions. Each session includes brief meditation instruction and longer periods of silent sitting. Join us.

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The Academy for Living in Harmony

The Academy for Living in Harmony

The Academy is a two year transformative learning program offering training in each of the three schools, an integrative study process, and a supportive learning community.