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Deepening Oneness with  Earth and the Divine


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 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.

Find Spiritual

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


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


Ecopoetry of Love and Loss: the Ghazal


Aug 3, Save 10% through 6/30

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


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

Image by Keegan Houser


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Nature Corner


Note from Nature

More and more I have come to admire resilience.

Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam

returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous

tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side,

it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true.

But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,

mitochondria, figs — all this resinous, unretractable earth.

Optimism by Jane Hirshfield

Photo by Peter Law on Unsplash

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Monday Notes from Nature


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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