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 PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

There is a deep reciprocity and relatedness at the heart of the universe that has become veiled by patterns of separation in the human-earth relationship.  In our programs for adults at the Center we create an opening into this deeper reality.

We recognize, with Thomas Berry, that “we are living in a time of historic confusion in which the sacred story has been forgotten and must be remembered anew…We must shift from an entirely human centered view of our existence to a realization that the earth is a communion of subjects, a oneness of which we are all a part.”


The Inner Life of the Child in Nature: Presence and Practice

A 2-year Co-Research Program 

Dates for 2019-2021 TBA

Cost: $750

Place: Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd., Whitsett, NC.

We are now accepting applications for the class of 2019-2021.

In the Inner Life of the Child in Nature: Presence and Practice Program, we are preparing for a deep psychic shift in the culture at large – one educator at a time.  We believe that the change that is needed in our time cannot be achieved through sweeping movements, curriculum change, or further exchange of information. Read more and download an application here


Presence to Living Earth

Dates: September 22, 2019, January 26, 2020, April 5, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Place: Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd., Whitsett, NC.

Cost: $50

Our seasonal Presence to Living Earth program will open a space this year for intercommunion with Earth through the work of three contemporary authors:  Douglas Christie’s Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology, Sharon Blackie’s If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging, and Robert Macfarlane’s The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot.   Each program will include the inspiring words of these authors, solo walks on earth sanctuary trails, and time for sharing and reflection at the end of the day.

Presence to Living Earth in Autumn

September 22, 2019

Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology.

Read more and register here

Presence to Living Earth in Winter

January 26, 2020

If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging

Read more and register here


Presence to Living Earth in Spring

April 5, 2020

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Read more and register here