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The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees:
Insights from Our Elders

6-week video & Zoom class
October 6 - November 10

You've heard that the trees are speaking to each other, but what are they saying to us?

In this 6-week interactive course, we will explore together: 

  • What our tree elders know about how to survive and thrive
     

  • What trees tell us about the importance of living in community
     

  • Lessons from our elders on loss, resilience, renewal, and gratitude
     

  • How trees offer guidance on living in the light, dark and in-between times

Details: 

  • Each Friday, we will share a new video on a specific theme along with an accompanying spiritual practice to explore during the week.

  • On the following Thursday, we'll come together for a live 90-minute Zoom discussion group on the week's topic. 

  • Engage with the videos and practices at your own pace. Join live discussions or watch the recordings later. 

Registration:

We look forward to sharing this special wisdom with you.

Enjoy early bird price of $120 until Sept. 5.

Registration will close Oct. 6. 

Your Guides

Bringing decades of spiritual and ecological training, leadership, and beautiful filmmaking to this provocative course. 

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Beth is educated in forestry, eco-theology and spirituality and is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature, where she has led numerous spiritual deepening programs in nature.

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Leah brings extensive experience in leading contemplative programs, retreats and pilgrimages; she is the founder of and guide for Church of the Wild Two Rivers. 

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Jane is an award-winning director, cinematographer and editor based in Washington, D.C. Her films have appeared on PBS and in film festivals throughout the world.

Schedule

New videos available each Friday. Discussion group each following Thursday. 

 
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Such a wonderful class!
Thank you, everyone at The Center for Spirituality in Nature for making the past six weeks on Thursday evenings sacred for me. Jane Pittman's filmmaking was stupendous. The thought-provoking study guides will keep me pondering for years to come. And I hope the new connections I made will continue. Blessings all!


- Sarah
As many have said, this course was so enlightening in so many ways! It lifted spirit, it allowed us to wonder, connected us physically and spiritually to the natural world, it engaged us in a community and more.  Thank you for all those who led in front and behind the screen!  It is a course I will carry with me for a lifetime.
 
- Carolyn

Week 1: Cracking Open 

  • Sept. 30 - Video Release

  • Oct. 6 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

 

Week 2: Collaboration and Communion

  • Oct. 7 - Video Release

  • Oct. 13 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

Week 3: Light and Dark

  • Oct. 14 - Video Release

  • Oct. 20 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

 

Week 4: Bearing Witness

  • Oct. 21 - Video Release 

  • Oct. 27 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

 

Week 5: Hope and Healing

  • Oct. 28 - Video Release

  • Nov. 3 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

 

Week 6: Gratitude and Reciprocity

  • Nov. 4 - Video Release

  • Nov. 10 - Live discussion via Zoom, 7 - 8:30pm ET

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Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them,
can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

 
- Hermann Hesse