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 community of transformative learning and service, committed to spiritual development, social compassion, and care for the Earth.  

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:

  • Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday Sept 5, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday Sept 5, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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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: September 12 — 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. OR Saturday, September 14 –  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 3 time options: Wednesdays 10:00 –11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  beginning Sept 18
  • Instructor: Fr. Joe Mitchell 

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Climate Change Grief Tending

climate change Earth & Spirit center

  • Sunday, September 22
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m.

A gathering for concerned citizens

  • Giving acknowledgement and expression to climate grief

  • Support for facing the immense challenges of our time

  • Practices for moving toward action rooted in deep love for the world





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Meditation Summer School


Meditation Summer at Earth & Spirit CenterNourish 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.


Meditation Summer School 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

• July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019

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Meditation Opportunities

Meditation Support Group

Monthly Silent Sitting

Date: August 3, 2019

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.