Meditation at the Earth & Spirit Center

Learn to Unlock Your Basic Goodness


Nurturing Compassionate Connections

with Meditation and Conversation

Practice experiencing your basic goodness. 

This course is for anyone curious about developing self-compassion and the capacity to be open-hearted with others in order to bravely live with compassion in this suffering world. Drawing on both the wisdom of spiritual traditions and contemporary research, you will learn a variety of contemplative practices and skills to train your mind, body and heart to be less reactive and more capable of respond­ing with compassionate thoughts and actions in challenging situ­ations. You will learn through mindfulness and meditation practice that compassion is both self-serving and other-serving. Compassion practitioners experience more resilience, less anxiety, greater clarity of purpose and enriched connections with others and nature. The struggle is real and healing is possible.



  • Ten Tuesday classes: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
  • Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. OR 7:00–8:30 p.m. The same class is offered mornings and evenings. Participants can attend either session.
  • Instructor: Karen S. Newton, MPH, RDN
  • Course fee: $185; $200 after January 25, 2019. Some scholarships are available upon request.



There are two ways to register for a program.

  • Register by PHONE - call Earth & Spirit Center and make payment with credit card
  • Register ONLINE - complete registration form below; make online payment with credit card


Med 4 - Opening the Heart & Nurturing Compassion

No Med 4 - Opening the Heart & Nurturing Compassion classes are currently available.