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M-Th: 12:30–2 pm • Fri: 12–7 pm
Sat & Sun: 12:30–2 pm & 6–7:30 pm

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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.

© 2010 Susan Lambert, All rights reserved.

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

© 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.

Connect with Spirit

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

© 2010 Susan Lambert. All rights reserved.

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.
Conscious Aging Workshop Series
Deb Jackson
Sat, Aug 6 2016,
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Are you asking, “What does it mean to become an elder?” In this innovative five-part series we will blend the cutting edge Conscious Aging Program developed by IONS with the chance to step our of your “normal” and reconnect deeply with your own inner wisdom and the web of life. It will be liberating, energizing, transformative … and fun!!

Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World
Stephen Dinan
Thu, Aug 25 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the creator of The Shift Network. He has compiled the best thinking of our times to weave a compelling vision for America and our role in the world.

An Atheist in Heaven
Paul Davids
Thu, Sep 22 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

What happens when a steadfast atheist dies and discovers he was wrong about life after death? Although he was a world famous futurist and a pioneering promoter of science fiction books and films, Forrest J Ackerman never believed in an afterlife of the soul, the spirit or the mind; nonetheless, he promised a few respected colleagues that if it were to turn out that he was mistaken (which he sincerely doubted), then if it were possible he would try to send messages from the beyond.

Mythica: Loving the World
Sat, Oct 1 2016,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Harner 14 WC: 5
Sun, Oct 2 2016, 4:00 pm to Fri, Oct 7 2016, 1:00 pm

UCSF Faculty Development
Mon, Oct 3 2016, 8:00 am to Wed, Oct 5 2016, 5:00 pm

Catch Your Star
Thu, Oct 6 2016, 4:00 pm to Sun, Oct 9 2016, 1:30 pm

UCSD - First Responder
Sun, Oct 9 2016, 2:00 pm to Fri, Oct 14 2016, 1:30 pm

About IONS

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!" .... 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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