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The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees:
Insights from Our Elders

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

This provocative program examines the science and spirit of the forest to explore the ancient wisdom trees offer us on how we might live into our deep connections with each other and Earth.


Offered as a self-paced, 6-part series, each part consists of a beautifully filmed video session led by Beth Norcross and Leah Rampy, spiritual practice and optional weekly online group discussion (guided version only).


We explore together topics such as: 

  • 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

How to Register

This program is now available in a self-guided format through which you can engage with the videos and spiritual practices at your own pace.


We will also offer a guided version in the fall that includes weekly video conversations with program authors Beth Norcross and Leah Rampy. We offer a discount to join the fall class to anyone who has taken the self-guided program to give you the opportunity to share the experience in community.

Contact us if you would like to inquire about bringing this program to your organization or group. 


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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

Your Guides

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


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.


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.

More Spirituality in Nature

The Center offers many more ways to deepen your experience in nature. Learn more about our other programs, events, and offerings. 

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