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Deepening Oneness with the Divine and Earth


The Center for Spirituality in Nature provides opportunities for deepening spirituality through nature, and for nurturing loving relationships with the Earth.

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Our Programs


Join us!

We offer outdoor programs, walks and gatherings designed to give participants the space and the tools to explore mindful attentiveness to the Divine in nature.

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Bring the Center
to you!

Trained in theology, spirituality and ecology, Executive Director, Beth Norcross is available for keynote talks, workshops or retreats.


We offer books, articles, helpful hints and specific practices to help you, and your community, integrate spirituality in nature into busy lifestyles.

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Spirituality in Nature Groups

Forming a Spirituality in Nature Group (SING) is a great way to explore spirituality in nature and learn about your local sacred ground with others. 


Upcoming Events

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The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees: Self-Guided

Online, Self-paced

A provocative 6-part program examining the ancient wisdom trees offer us for living into our deep spiritual and ecological connections with each other and Earth. 

Now Open

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Spring: A Time of Hope & Healing


Sign-Up Now Open

This PDF will offer a step-by-step guide to embarking on a spiritual 2 - 3hr nature walk in spring, wherever you might live. Guide will be sent to registrants by 3/31.

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Earth's Blessings: A Guided Silent Retreat in Celebration of Earth

Dayspring Farmhouse

Germantown, MD

As we celebrate Earth Day, we pause to acknowledge that Earth showers us with life and beauty in each moment. In our time together, we'll be guided by brief reflections followed by spacious silent time for deep connection with the living world. 

Apr. 22, 10am - 4pm

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Nature Corner

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Note from Nature

Some people presume to be hopeful

when there is no evidence for hope,

to be happy when there is no cause.

Let me say now, I’m with them.

In deep darkness on a cold twig

in a dangerous world, one first

little fluff lets out a peep, a warble,

a song—and in a little while, behold:

the first glimmer comes, then a glow

filters through the misty trees,

then the bold sun rises, then

everyone starts bustling about.

And that first crazy optimist, can we

forgive her for thinking, dawn by dawn,

“Hey, I made that happen!

And oh, life is so fine.”

— For the Bird Singing before Dawn by Kim Stafford

Monday Notes from Nature

Spiritual Practice Videos


I must say that the Monday morning meditations program was a Godsend during these endless days of the pandemic. Insightful photography combined with inspiring words. No better way to begin the work week than by awakening the senses and stirring the soul.

(Regarding a 2021 Lenten Meditation Program)

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