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Journey to Africa

This Journey to Africa combines hands-on activities with breathtaking safaris. We will experience the culture of Kenya from within the life and ministry of the resident Passionist community.

August 23 - September 6, 2014

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Pilgrimage to India Pilgrimage to India

A pilgrimage is significantly different from a tour. Our focus is not primarily on tourist attractions, but on experiencing the spiritual vitality and daily life of India from within.

January 2015

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 Meditation Passionist Earth & Spirit CenterSchool of Meditation

Beginning Meditation Course

This class offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. It presents meditation in a straightforward and useful way. Participants receive a descriptive map of the inner world and directions on how to navigate the world within. Each class offers: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation from within the Christian and Buddhist traditions; the psychological principles and scriptural underpinnings of the practice; and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into everyday life. Classes began September 2014. 

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Meditation Class Passionist Earth & Spirit Center

School of Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Healthcare

In this one year program, participants learn to develop a personal meditation practice and receive training on how to bring mindfulness to health care for the benefit of patients and providers. New classes began Fall 2014.

Meditation Class Passionist Earth & Spirit CentertMonthly Interfaith Meditation 

Silent Sitting

Shared Silence, a monthly interfaith gathering, offers contemplative support for meditators of all traditions on the first Saturday of each month. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Summer Camp funCamp Nature Odyssey 

Summer kids camps are designed to engage a sense of awe and wonder in children entering grades 1-6. Children learn about growing food, natural resources and discover a sense of their place in our world. The week is filled with cool activities and enriching experiences. Each day kids have opportunities to experience and learn more about the natural world in which they live.

Week One: June 16-20, 2014
Week Two: June 23-27, 2014

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Meditation Summer School 

The summer meditation 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 guidance and practice oriented discussion.

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Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionProgram

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 

Introductory Session is July 10.

These intensive, interactive eight week programs offer an effective integrated approach to managing stress while enriching everyday life. 

Our February program is full. The next program is May 1. 

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 Meditation Passionist Earth & Spirit CenterSchool of Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation in Education 
Teacher Training

During this one year comprehensive program, participants receive guidance in developing a personal meditation practice and training on how to teach mindfulness to children and teens. It supports and guides the cultivation of mindfulness meditation from the first steps in the practice to sharing the gift with others.

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Meditation Classes Passionist Earth & Spirit CenterContinuing Meditation Course

A ten session course for experienced meditators focuses on the path of illumination and the four applications of mindfulness in meditation.  Class began Fall 2014.

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The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center is a JPIC (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation) organization. Our mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize religious institutions and people of faith to assume an active role in caring for God’s creation, embracing Gospel justice and nurturing spiritual wisdom.

We accomplish this through programs and projects in spiritual formation, transformative learning and community outreach.

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Church programs Louisville, KY"The future can exist only when we understand the universe as composed of subjects to be communed with, not as objects to be exploited."

~ Thomas Berry

Camp Nature Odyssey

June 16-20
June 23-27
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Meditation – Monthly Saturday Sitting

May 3, 2014
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Mindful Based Stress Reduction

April 24
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Passionist Earth and Spirit Center | 1924 Newburg Road | Louisville, KY | 40205