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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Eyes Wide Open 

Louisville Meditation CommunitySeminar and Pilgrimage

The lenses through which we view the world are changed when the ground beneath our feet shifts. This seminar is a mobile meditation through downtown Louisville exploring historical and current issues of injustice, resistance, and social change.  This 1.5 mile pilgrimage uncovers boundaries and bridges for a deeper appreciation of our city through prayer, meditation, reflection, and experiential learning. 

Saturday May 13, 2017 from 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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Parenting as a Path

Meditation LouisvilleIntegrating Mindfulness-Based Communication into Our Family Relationships 

Friday, May 19, 2017 – 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parenting as a Path means to engage with your child on a journey to wholeness; being aware of your mental and emotional patterns and how they impact your ability to relax, see clearly, and respond effectively to your child’s growth and development.  Integrating mindfulness-based parenting & communication practices into the personal and family routine can create a more peaceful home.

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MBSR: Healthy Relationships 

Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionBEGINNING June 2017 (Saturdays)

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. 

  • Saturdays, June 10, 24 & July 15, 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Learn more at a free 90-minute introduction on Saturday May 20, 2017 6:00-7:30p.m.
  • Facilitators: John Shealy, PhD, and Jordan Dye, MSW, CSW,


  • Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday morning, May 20, 2017 from 9:30 to 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.