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
  • Racial Equity Class – Register here
  • Racial Wounds Class – Register here
  • Med 1 Class – Register here
  • Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience – Register here
  • Mindfulness Mentors off-site programs via Zoom.

Please revisit this page frequently for relevant updates.


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. Rev Joseph Phelps - September 16 and 25. Lois Luckett presenting the "Wisdom of Trees" Oct 7 & 9.
If you’re feeling extra anxiety, uncertainty and distress these days, you’re not alone. Mindfulness meditation, however, can build your resilience capacity and has positive effects on anxiety, depression, focus, emotional intelligence, implicit bias, memory, creativity, listening, sleep quality and compassion for self and others. If you are seeking greater well-being for yourself and those around you, Basic Mindfulness is a place to start.
Would you like to deepen your meditation practice and explore how it may help you actively engage in our rapidly-changing world and its many crises? Amidst the turbulence and uncertainty, are you searching for a supportive, inclusive community and a healthy outlet for your heart and mind? This five-session experience will help you weave together your meditation practice and your action in the world.

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