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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.


Camp Odyssey

Camp Odyssey Children Meditation

 Adventures in Earth & Spirit for kids! 

Week One: June 13-17, 2016
Week Two: June 20-24, 2016

 In our historic barn, in our outdoor classroom, and on our 21 acres of fields, woods, and gardens, children have opportunities to experience and learn more about the natural world in which they live. They learn about animals, growing food, making food in the kitchen, and reducing their environmental impact, and they discover a sense of belonging in our world.

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Summer Meditation School

Summer Meditation School

 Begins May 10

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.

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Enneagram Part 2 -Enneagram and Transformation

Mindfulness Stress ReductionSaturday, May 21

This workshop explores the relationship between personality and higher awareness. It examines the task of personal growth, which the Enneagram describes as the transformation of thoughts and emotions defined by each type into their higher capacities.

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Mindfulness: Personal Practice, Professional Application for Educators

Mindfulness Training

 June 2

This summer program is designed to help educators establish their own mindfulness practice and bring the research-proven benefits of mindfulness skills to young people in educational and clinical settings. This program is for teachers, counselors and school administrators who work with middle and high school students.

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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 May 7.

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Integral Spirituality 

Meditation Stress ReductionThis course employs the work of Ken Wilber to offer a multidimensional perspective on how meditation enhances the evolution of consciousness and personal transformation. It presents an easy-to-grasp map of human consciousness. Content includes: the integral vision, spiral dynamics, four corners of reality, stages of human development, the formation of the self, and integral life practices. Five Tuesdays or Wednesdays

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Cosmology

Meditation Stress ReductionThe recent discovery of the birth and evolution of the universe represents a dramatic change in human self-understanding. We humans are just waking up and beginning to consider what it means to be part of the natural world and a universe that is alive. In down-to-earth terms, this course will examine the shift that is taking place in our understanding of the world, the opportunities it presents to the human community, and the implication it has understanding who we are. Classes begin June 22.

 

  

 

Journey to Africa

Journey to Africa

 January 2017

Experience the culture, Meet the People, and explore the Land of Kenya and Tanzania. We are now accepting reservations.

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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.