Reflection and Retreat in Nature: Walking on Sacred Earth


20 hours


Home study at your own pace. World wide enrolment.


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4 weeks


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Have you ever felt Spirits whisper among the plants, flowers, trees in the woods, by a stream, river or the ocean, or in relation to an animal or pet, or perhaps in a bird or by listening to the wind. These moments or experiences often change us, inspire us, or clarify our thinking. Sometimes these encounters with grace awaken us and transform our lives; we remember them forever.

This 4 week online reflection and retreat in Nature: Walking on Sacred Earth provides guided opportunities for deepening our relationship and intimacy with the natural world and the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. When we experience ourselves as connected to all of creation and see all of life as sacred, we also experience ourselves as part of the web of life in relationship with all beings. We are encouraged to promote and establish a respectful connection with the Earth community so that we can move into a fair and sustainable way of being on the planet.

This is the goal of the movement known as eco-spirituality.

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.

“For me, this course has been a journey of discovery and rediscovery. What made me join this retreat was a longing for nature – for spending more time outside, the way I did when I was a child, and for developing more intimacy with the natural world, here, in the place where I live. The course has certainly helped me to do that, through a range of simple and beautiful practices. But I have also got to know a number of writers, activists and thinkers whose ideas I will explore in the long winter months that lie ahead: Satish Kumar, Thomas Berry, Margaret Fuller, John Moriarty, Mark Tredinnick… I did this course in autumn, but I plan to go through the entire course again in spring. For while this is a 4-week retreat, there is material here for a lifetime.”

–  Siv in Norway

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Reflection and Retreat in Nature: Walking on Sacred Earth

Credits: 45 CPD hours

Award: A Certificate for this course is available on request. If you wish to receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate from the International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD) for your portfolio, it is available on completion of the course. Please discuss with your tutor.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Course Fee: €100

Our Next Online Information Evening for this Course is 22/02/2024

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No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.

Carl Jung

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