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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 the sacred connections between the Earth and its people through programs in meditation and spirituality, 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.
  • 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. The same class is offered mornings, afternoons and evenings.  Participants choose a session to attend.

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Free Introduction to Meditation

free meditation classes

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 7, 2016 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday September 8, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Grief: Finding Peace

Louisville Grief classThursday, July 21, 2016
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm or

 Grief can be a significant life challenge, and yet it is part of the path of being human.  Grief can be triggered by the death of a loved one, struggles with dementia, the challenges of disability or miscarriage, the passing of a dear pet, a major life transition, or any other loss of something very important to you.  No matter the loss, it can be helpful to better understand the process.

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Summer Meditation School

Summer Meditation School

 Begins May 10 - July 26

The summer meditation school program offers systematic 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. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

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Mindfulness Based Self Compassion
Mindfulness Louisville

Wednesdays beginning August 3

Self-acceptance and self-compassion are essential qualities of happiness and success, and they form a core component of resilience.  This four-week class on self-compassion will introduce you to our current understanding of self-compassion, why compassion is an essential part of our nature, and tools that can be used to help you remember and return to the basic nature of who you are. 

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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 July and August

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.