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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 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:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Mindfulness Workshop for Kids and Parents

Back to School Mindfulness Workshop for Kids and Parents

Mindfulness Parents and Kids

Does your child have trouble slowing down and focusing in the face of endless stimulation, entertainment, and distraction?  Does your child face challenges in school?  Would you like to help your child foster calmness, self-control, and regulation of their emotions and behavior?  

Mindfulness practices have brought proven benefits to children and parents alike.  Our “Back to School” Mindfulness workshop provides tools to you and your child so that your child can thrive at school and at home.  Parents are encouraged to attend the workshop with your kids so you can learn more about your child’s developing brain and help him or use the skills throughout the school year.  

Presenter: Nellie Springston, M.Ed – Founder of Calma  (Calm & Loving Minds Achieve)

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Location: Earth & Spirit Center Barn

Times: Children ages 1st – 5th grade, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Teens ages 6th grade – high school, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 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. 

  • 10 classes: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
  • 4 options:  Mondays 10:00 –11:30 am OR Mondays 1:00–2:30 pm OR Mondays 7:00–8:30 pm OR Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
  • 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 Opportunities

Meditation Support Group

Monthly Silent Sitting

Date: October 5, 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.