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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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Meditation Summer School

Meditation LouisvilleNourish Your Soul

The summer meditation school program offers instruction and a supportive community to help sustain a personal practice of meditation. Each session includes a presentation on an aspect of Mindfulness Meditation, 30 minutes of silent sitting with periodic guidance, and practice-oriented discussion. It is an opportunity for deepening into the silence that allows for an awakening of the heart.

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Starting May 9th.

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Camp Nature Odyssey

Louisville Meditation CommunityWeeks of June 12 or June 19

Join us for camp this summer! On our 21 acres of fields, woods, and gardens, children have opportunities to experience and learn more about the natural world in which they live.  They learn about preparing food from the garden, growing food, and reducing their environmental impact, music, environmental art projects and they discover a sense of belonging in our world. The week is filled with cool activities and enriching experiences.

 

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Introduction to Meditation Workshops

Meditation LouisvilleIntegrating Mindfulness-Based Communication into Our Family Relationships 

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.
  • Thusday, 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 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.