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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

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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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Winter Spiritual Nature Walk

Self-Guided Resource

Available Now

Download this step-by-step pdf guide to leading a spiritual 2-3 hour nature walk in winter. Includes a backgrounder on spirituality of the season, suggested spiritual practices, quotes, solo time and more.

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Monday Meditations: Wild Wisdom from Winter to Spring

Online

During the Lenten season, and as winter moves into spring, start each week by centering with us in a nature-based meditation and reflection. 

Mondays, Feb 19 - Mar 25

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Spirituality in Nature Group (SING) Leaders' Training

Online 

Join us for this detailed, accessible workshop with tips and guidance to help you form and lead a local Spirituality in Nature Group. 

Apr 20, 2024  |  1pm ET

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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

All those days

you felt like dust,

like dirt,

as if all you had to do

was turn your face

toward the wind

and be scattered

to the four corners

or swept away

by the smallest breath

as insubstantial—

Did you not know

what the Holy One

can do with dust?

This is the day

we freely say

we are scorched.

This is the hour

we are marked

by what has made it

through the burning.

This is the moment

we ask for the blessing

that lives within

the ancient ashes,

that makes its home

inside the soil of

this sacred earth.

So let us be marked

not for sorrow.

And let us be marked

not for shame.

Let us be marked

not for false humility

or for thinking

we are less

than we are

but for claiming

what God can do

within the dust,

within the dirt,

within the stuff

of which the world

is made,

and the stars that blaze

in our bones,

and the galaxies that spiral

inside the smudge

we bear.

Blessing of the Dust by Jan Richardson

Photo by Siim Lukka 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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