Presence to Living Earth

Please join us for a contemplative experience of the cycle of the year through a series of seasonal retreats that offer an opportunity to step beyond the confinement of the contemporary individual self into an awareness of our deep bond to the sacred within creation.


Each of our retreats creates an opening to the inner quality of what we see and hear in the temporal rhythms of the year. Through contemplative participation in the yearly cycle, an awareness of the inner reality of the seasons arises within us and can be brought to expression.


Presence to Living Earth in Autumn

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Place: The Treehouse, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.

Whitsett, NC 27377

Cost: $50


Presence to Living Earth in Winter

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Place: The Treehouse, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.

Whitsett, NC 27377

Cost: $50


Presence to Living Earth in Spring

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Place: The Treehouse, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.

Whitsett, NC 27377

Cost: $50


Led by:


Margery Knott is a weaver and teacher of all ages from kindergarten to college, who recently moved to Greensboro after raising llamas in the woods of Nelson County, VA. Margery has led workshops in ecotheology and fiber arts, including weaving in several public schools through the Artisans Center of Virginia. In 2003, delicious serendipity led her to several amazing years of study with Matthew Fox’s University of Creation Spirituality. Margery is a graduate of the Center’s Inner Life of the Child in Nature program, Class of 2016, and serves on the Center’s Educator Council Board.


Marnie Weigel is an eco-contemplative artist who enjoys knitting, making pottery, journals, and jewelry. Her creations are inspired by her reflections in silence and beholding in the natural world. Marnie received a BA in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley in Western, North Carolina in 1995 and an AAS in Professional Crafts: Clay from Haywood Community College in 2000. Marnie is a graduate of the Center’s Inner Life of the Child in Nature program, Class of 2010, and serves as an Earth Guide and as our resident artist for the Center’s summer programs for children.


“We still have little understanding of the spiritual dimension within the natural world, or how our individual soul relates to the larger dimension of the world soul (what the ancients called the anima mundi)... Instead we are caught within a contemporary consciousness that focuses on the individual self, no longer even aware of our deep bond to the sacred within creation.”


~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee,

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth