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Cultivating Knowledge and Wisdom

EarthRise hosts thousands of mind-body-spirit explorers who come to study with internationally acclaimed educators, scientists, philosophers, health practitioners, life and business coaches, artists, and spiritual masters.

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Meditative Beauty and Cosmic Order

When I went to the Moon…the presence of divinity became almost palpable and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. The knowledge came to me directly—noetically. It was knowledge gained through subjective awareness.
– Edgar Mitchell

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Connect with Spirit

Create your own sacred rhythm by sitting in silence, walking our labyrinth, or communing with nature.

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Communion with Nature

The sacred energy of the land, once inhabited by the Miwok Indians, can be felt as you gaze out over rolling hills and soaring vistas, observe foraging deer, listen to the mating songs of wild turkeys, or meditate in one of the fragrant, natural cathedrals canopied by ancient coast live oaks, buckeye, and bay trees.

© 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.
Researching Scientifically the Phenomenon of Extraterrestrial Encounters
Reinerio Rey Hernandez
Wed, Sep 9 2015, 6 pm to Wed, Sep 9 2015, 9 pm
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Co-Founder of the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE).

The Structure and Organization of the Human Energy Field
Cristo L. Bowers
Fri, Sep 11 2015, 6 pm to Sun, Sep 13 2015, 1 pm
The purpose and focus of this seminar is to reveal new, relevant facts pertaining to the human energy field and its superphysical structures and organization.

After The Honeymoon Retreat
Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT, and Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD
Fri, Sep 25 2015, 4 pm to Sun, Sep 27 2015, 1 pm
Spend three days together in a beautiful setting, cultivating romance, creating emotional connection and learning to embody heart-centered sexuality. This weekend incorpo-rates scientific principles from psychology, biology, sexuality and spiritual transfor-mation, within a romantic, playful and artful structure.

iRest Yoga Nidra Level 2 Training
Richard Miller, PhD
Sun, Sep 27 2015, 4 pm to Thu, Oct 1 2015, 3 pm
iRest Level II training is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the principles underlying the theory, practice, and delivery of iRest Yoga Nidra.

Talking Story
Marie-Rose Phan-Lê
Thu, Oct 8 2015, 6 pm to Thu, Oct 8 2015, 10 pm
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by an award-wining documentary filmmaker and author, who traveled the world to document endangered healing traditions and spiritual practices in her book and film, Talking Story.

Terra Nova
Benjamin Von Mendelssohn & Martin Winiecki
Thu, Oct 15 2015, 6 pm to Thu, Oct 15 2015, 9 pm
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by two next-generation leaders of Tamera peace research center in Portugal.

Living Authentically
Julie Down, Lisa Smith
Fri, Oct 16 2015, 3 pm to Sun, Oct 18 2015, 5 pm
During this workshop, participants will investigate the current habits of their mind and learn tools for breaking negative thought patterns that cause daily suffering. They will also engage in shamanic rituals and healing practices to create new pathways for contentment in their lives.

DMT - The Spirit Molecule and The Soul of Prophecy
Rick Strassman MD
Tue, Oct 27 2015, 6 pm
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by Rick Strassman MD, who led the first American clinical psychedelic drug research project in over 20 years, studying the powerful naturally-produced psychedelic substance, DMT

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About IONSThe Institute of Noetic Sciences was founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Learn more about our history and our work.

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Jean Houston raves about EarthRise at IONS

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    Jean Houston has held retreats at EarthRise for many years. In this 3 minute video she shares why she is passionate about EarthRise and IONS.

From our guests...
  • There are no words to describe how amazing this past weekend was...Everything was splendid, and the energy and enthusiasm with which you all made our event so spectacular was VERY apparent.

    There is a Hebrew word "Dayenu," often said at Passover, which translates loosely to "It would have been enough." My mother said this to me over the weekend, and I think it rings true. "Had EarthRise offered only it's amazing natural beauty, Dayenu!" Our wedding would have been fantastic with only the gorgeous setting of the EarthRise property.... but you all made it so much more.

    —All our best, Jonah & Julia

    This is an awesome facility – the energetics are balanced and so supportive of the work we embraced. The food is exquisite and personnel supportive and very service oriented. Thank you/Mahalo.

    —Rick McDonald

    The Retreat Center is beautiful. The staff were so friendly and accommodating to our needs We all especially enjoyed & appreciated the loving care that went into creating delicious feasts for each meal. They were all individuals communicating from the hearts.

    —Deborah S. Barnes-Allan

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