Med 1 – Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

This class is a great entry point for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate. Whether you’re battling anxiety, stress or depression, having a hard time focusing, seeking spiritual growth, or simply want to feel better and be more present, this class teaches the basics of establishing a mindfulness meditation practice that can have remarkable physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check, and live a more fully present life.

Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience

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, here is a place to start.

Interfaith Spiritual Practice – Hinduism, Sufism, Christianity

Whether you belong within one religion or none, or are eclectic in your spirituality, the world’s great religious traditions offer insights that can benefit your meditation practice. The courses in our Interfaith Spiritual Practice series invite you to engage your inner life and the outer world through ancient-but-timely practices from Hindu spirituality, Sufi mysticism, and the Christian mystics.

Med 2 – Insight Meditation

This course is for you if you already have some mindfulness meditation experience but want to go deeper to explore and strengthen your practice, with guidance from a seasoned teacher and the supportive community of fellow students. The goal is to use meditation to awaken wisdom and insight that leads to inner freedom and overcoming suffering.

Forest Meditation Experience

Spending time in nature has been proven as one of the most effective means to relieve stress and promote well-being. And what better place to do that than at the 27-acre Earth & Spirit Center Nature Sanctuary! Come join us for a guided experience that will help you connect more deeply to the more-than-human world.

“Statues” Film Screening and Conversation

America has become a deeply polarized country, and Louisville is grappling both with that trend and with a public reckoning concerning the city’s long history of racial tensions. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Atkinson’s new film, “Statues,” takes on these challenges as they concern the local controversies around public statues – and public art generally. Join us for a screening of the film and a conversation with the filmmaker!

Med 3 – Our Place in the Cosmos

This course is for meditators who want to probe essential spiritual questions: Who am I? What does it mean to be part of a human community? What is my relationship to an interconnected world and an interconnected universe, which is far older, vaster, and more mysterious than we ever dreamed?   

Deepening Mindfulness for Compassion and Resilience

Would you like to deepen your meditation practice and use it to engage a hurting world? This 4-week course builds on the focus stability, window of tolerance, resilience and curiosity developed in the Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience (Koru Basic) course. It nurtures a crucial skillset for anyone interested in applying mindfulness in the modern world: how to take our practice emphasis off the meditation seat and into action.

Free Workshop: Introduction to Meditation

Why are CEOs, attorneys, healthcare professionals, counselors, educators, and the military starting to pay attention to mindfulness meditation?  Why has this ancient spiritual practice suddenly become so popular? Come to this free 60-minute class to see if mindfulness meditation might be for you.

Mindfulness Meditation Training Program

The Mindfulness Meditation Training Program is a one-year, 100 hour learning experience for personal enrichment and professional development. It provides training and experience that equips you to guide and facilitate basic mindfulness and compassion practices. Through a holistic curriculum of non-credit monthly weekend seminars and small-group formation processes, you will grow in the wisdom and knowledge you need to live an integrated life and you'll be empowered to share the benefits of mindfulness with others.

Summer Meditation Series

You don’t need to take a summer break from mindfulness! This four-week series will help you deepen and maintain your meditation practice in the socially-distanced company of fellow meditators and guided by several of our senior meditation faculty. Beginner and experienced meditators welcome.