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.

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Community Dinner

Meditation Dinner Earth & Spirit center

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Topic:  How Ordinary Citizens are Building Meaningful Communities
Speaker: Roxanne Scott

Roxanne Scott is a reporter at WFPL News. She has reported on everything from art in the South Bronx to poaching in Africa In 2015 she was an International Women's Media Foundation fellow where she reported on democracy and governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her stories have been published on the BBC, Public Radio International and the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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Becoming an Earth Advocate

environmental issuePractical Applications for Changing the World 

This program is designed for individuals who are convicted about the calling to care for the Earth and want intensive, practical information to become informed activists and advocates.

In this course you will: 

  • Learn about Louisville’s environmental issues.
  • Meet key players in Louisville’s environmental advocacy community.
  • Gain the skills needed to be an activist.
  • Plan and implement environmental projects or events.


Dates:  Monday evenings:  March 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time:  6:00 to 7:30


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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. 

  • Orientation Retreat: Thursday, February 8 — 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. OR Saturday,  February 10 –  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 10 Wednesday classes: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 1-2:30 p.m.; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Dates are February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
  • 10 Tuesday classes: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dates are February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
  • Classes begin February 13 or 14 with a retreat February 8 or 10.
  • Instructor: Fr. Joe Mitchell 

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Retreat Day for Men

A Simple Guide to Life

Cultivating the Empty Field

Overcoming Suffering

Sunday, March 4, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Subduing the Three Poisons of Greed, Anger and Ignorance

If you want to improve your life, you must follow a path that eliminates the three poisons. Buddhism explains that the three poisons – greed, anger, ignorance – are the leading cause of unhappiness, pain and suffering. This retreat day for men will help you discover contentment and equanimity so you can start to enjoy a more meaningful and less stressful life. It will explore the methods and practices of Zen Buddhist meditation, Christian hesychasm prayer, and Advaita yoga. Learn to cultivate equanimity, compassion and wisdom.

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Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionFree Intro

An Invitation to Learn, Grow and Heal

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. Free Intro on March 1 at 9:30 a.m.

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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.

Upcoming opportunities:

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 17,  2018 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Meditation Opportunities

Meditation Support Group

Monthly Silent Sitting

Date: March 3, 2018

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.