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Deepening Oneness with  Earth and the Divine

OUR MISSION

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

Explore

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Join an Event

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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Book a Talk

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

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Find Spiritual
Practices

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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Start a Spirituality in Nature Group

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. 

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Upcoming Events

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And God Saw That It Was Good

A Spirituality Course Accompanying Ken Burns's film The National Parks: America's Best Idea

A one-of-a-kind 4-session spiritual study companion to the award-winning Ken Burns film. Through written guides paired with stunning footage, you'll explore how the national parks can teach us about our relationship with Earth & Divine Mystery. ​

Save 10% through 6/30

Online, Self-Guided

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Ecopoetry of Love and Loss: the Ghazal

Online

Aug 3, Save 10% through 6/30

Join Geez Magazine Poetry Editor, Melanie Weldon-Soiset, for a workshop exploring ecopoetry as spiritual practice.

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Slowing Down in the Wild: Women's Backpacking Trip

Caledonia State Forest, PA

Journey with us on a mindful Slow Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip to experience first-hand what nature teaches us about hope and spiritual resilience.

September 20 - 22

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Join our mailing list to receive regular inspiration for spiritual deepening in nature and updates on how to get involved.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Nature Corner

Monday

Note from Nature

The night never wants to end, to give itself over

to light. So it traps itself in things: obsidian, crows.

Even on summer solstice, the day of light’s great

triumph, where fields of sunflowers guzzle in the sun—

we break open the watermelon and spit out

black seeds, bits of night glistening on the grass.

—Night in Day by Joseph Stroud

Photo by Endless Day of Summer on Unsplash

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Monday Notes from Nature

Testimonials

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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.
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REV. DENNIS TESTERMAN

(Regarding a 2021 Lenten Meditation Program)

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