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.

Mindfulness and Parenting 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Class Two: Kindness and Compassion in Mindful Parenting 

February 3, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM


  • Learn the research on the benefits of mindfulness practices for parents of children and teens
  • Develop your own mindfulness practice as part of self-care and modeling, including present-moment attention and mindful breathing
  • Become aware of stress reactions with children
  • Begin developing a plan for caring for yourself as a parent

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Free Meditation Workshops

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


 This 60-minute workshop offers a basic introduction to theory and practice of mindfulness meditation. CEOs, attorneys, healthcare professionals, educators, and the military are paying attention.

  • Three Opportunities in February:
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday February 4, 2016 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Beginning Meditation

Mindful Based Stress ReductionThis class offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. It presents meditation in a clear and straightforward way. Participants receive a map of the inner world and directions on how to navigate the world within.



  • Ten Wednesdays:  February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. OR 1:00-2:30 p.m. OR 7:00–8:30 p.m. The same class is offered mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMeditation 2

Path to Wisdom and Insight

Cultivating a Balanced Mind

Mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. This course presents the theory and application of mindfulness four dimensions of life: body, feelings, mental phenomena, and spiritual dynamics. It focuses on the wisdom, insights and happiness that can be achieved through meditative experiences.

  • Ten Monday classes: February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016

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Med 4 - Contemplative Compassion

Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionCultivating a Boundless Heart


Compassion is central to every major faith tradition. It is the desire we have to love ourselves more deeply and to experience a sense of connection with others. 

  • Ten Tuesday classes: February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016.

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Med 5 - Finding Balance

Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionFinding Balance

We all face hard times. Difficulties and trying situations are inevitable. How can we skillfully navigate these challenges without getting overwhelmed?

  • Ten Tuesday classes: February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016.-

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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 February 6.


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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.