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Nurturing Spirit, Society, & Soil

Learn. Serve. Transform.

We’re a nonprofit, interfaith spirituality center devoted to teaching contemplative practices like mindfulness, meditation, and deep connection to the natural world.  Through educational programs and hands-on engagement, we work for the flourishing of individuals, communities, and all of the creatures that form the sacred communion of the living Earth.


Please click here for a list of resources that we have created and curated for cultivating mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Earth & Spirit Center content to help you navigate COVID-19 with mindfulness and equanimity: 

Earth and Spirit Podcasts related to COVID-19:

Karen Newton: Resilience, Connection, and Compassion

Practical Tips for Mindful Parenting in a Pandemic

Mindful Vulnerability: Age and Wisdom in the Face of COVID-19

Black Soil: Honoring a Legacy, Cultivating A Future for Black Farmers

Moving Toward the Light: Sr. Gail Worcelo on the Vision and Legacy of Thomas Berry

Join our Facebook or YouTube pages where we are sharing guided meditations from Earth & Spirit Center meditation instructors. We are now sharing guided meditations on our website.


Info on upcoming courses and events: 

In light of the rapidly unfolding coronavirus pandemic, we are making many changes to our programming:

  • Community Conversations – Register here
  • Med 1 Class – Register here
  • Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience – Register here
  • Mindfulness Mentors off-site programs via Zoom.
  • FREE workshop – Introduction to Meditation – Register here

Please revisit this page frequently for relevant updates.


HIRING -Director of Development & Community Engagement

The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center has opened a search for a full-time Director of Development and Community Engagement position.  This role will be responsible for fundraising and for helping to grow and strengthen the Earth & Spirit community in all of its many forms.

As you can imagine, it’s essential for this person not only to have the requisite skills and experience, but also to resonate deeply with the Earth & Spirit Center mission. Email: kyle@earthandspiritcenter.org to apply

Click here for Job Description


In the following video, Fr. Joe Mitchell, our founder and lead meditation instructor, will introduce you to mindfulness meditation and its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits.

Why Meditate?

Meditation can benefit your daily life in many ways.


There’s always something going on at the Earth & Spirit Center.

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We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.  There’s definitely something for you!

Spiritual Support

If you’re looking for spiritual support or a frequent meetup with like-minded friends, there’s a community here for you.

Parents, Kids, & Camps

It’s never too early to start experiencing the benefits of mindfulness and compassion.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations series will let you connect with others and engage mind- and heart-opening dialogue in a safe, supportive forum.

Upcoming Events

Would you like to be part of enriching, challenging conversations with local and national leaders in contemplative practice, social healing, and care for the Earth? Our Fall 2020 Community Conversations series will let you connect with others and engage mind- and heart-opening dialogue in a safe, supportive forum. Tara "Remi" Remington created the "Cosmist Journey Trail," at PESC - Join her October 21, 12:00 - 1 pm and Friday, October 23, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
This course deepens the practices taught in Basic Mindfulness and teaches additional skills and meditation forms. Loving Kindness (metta) practice is explored in depth, along with Deep Listening. Session Three is a mini silent retreat. The required book is "Real Happiness" by Sharon Salzberg and/or her new book, "Real Change". Class if offered morning or evening.
This transformational 5-week class provides practical guidance on how to live with a deeper sense of integrity. It explores the joys that come from a simple lifestyle. By learning the spirituality of sustainability and intentional living rooted in the new story of the human place in our evolving universe, you will discover how to bring forth a just and sustainable presence on the planet – beginning in your own home and with your own life.

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