Earth's Blessings: A Guided Silent Retreat in Celebration of Earth
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
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
Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash
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.
REV. DENNIS TESTERMAN
(Regarding a 2021 Lenten Meditation Program)