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

  • Orientation Retreat: Friday, September 16, 2016 OR Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    Friday Meditation Retreat Day will take place in the former Carmelite Monastery.
    Park in the St. Agnes Church lot (1920 Newburg Road)
    (between the church and the flag pole). Follow the sidewalk in front of the school until you reach the monastery. Enter the building using the ramp to the right of the front door. This is a 2-3 minute walk. Arrive 5 minutes early if possible.
  • Ten Mondays:  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Time: Monday class is offered 10:00–11:30 a.m. OR 1:00-2:30 p.m. OR 7:00–8:30 p.m.
  • This course will also be offered Tuesdays from 8:15-9:30 at Greater Louisville Inc, 614 West Main Street. Register here for this offering.

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Academy for Living in Harmony

Louisville Meditation Spirituality


Do you want to explore your spiritual path?  Are you contemplating your meaning and purpose?  Do you have a deep desire to respond to the suffering in the world and of the planet? 

What is the Academy for Living in Harmony?

The Academy is a two-year transformative learning program for personal enrichment. 


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Meditation 3

Comtemplation and the World

Embracing the Life We Are Given

Summer Meditation School

 Begins Wednesday, September 21

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?

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Continuing Meditation - Integral Mindfulness

Mindfulness Louisville

Wake Up, Clean Up

Integral Mindfulness with Harry Pickens and Joe Mitchell. Integral Mindfulness offers a path for spiritual growth – waking up to life by cultivating mindfulness and cleaning up any negative aspects that might obscure our inner radiance. This course explores these two processes.

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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 July 2.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionBegins September

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program designed to help find peace of mind, learn to cope, and wake up to life. This challenging and rewarding experience combines comprehensive training in mindfulness meditation with mindful movement and lifestyle practices.

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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.