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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.
Connecting with the Soul of the Earth
Andrej Loncar
Thu, May 12 2016, 6:00 pm
Friendly Favors participants have described our gatherings as:- "A support group for passionate people"- "An intensive school for grownups"- "A lasting experience of intellectual intimacy"Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the teacher who helps people re-discover and re-establish our sacred human connection with the living spiritual dimensions of our planet.- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM. 

Conscious Aging Workshop
Cathy Coleman, Ph.D.
Fri, May 20 2016, 3:00 pm to Sun, May 22 2016, 3:00 pm

Join an exploration of conscious aging through inspiration, dialogue, writing, and group sharing to:• Claim Your Elderhood• Engage in a Life Review• Transformative Practices• Embrace Self-Compassion & Authenticity• Align Relationships• Death Makes Life Precious• Surrender Gracefully and Enjoy Happiness• Create A New Vision of Aging

Priestess of the Dove Training
Marguerite Rigoglioso, PhD
Thu, Jun 9 2016, 4:00 pm to Sat, Jun 11 2016, 5:30 pm

Announcing an unprecedented 6-month priestess training! This evolutionary program is for you if you’d like to: Connect with Divine Feminine Intelligence to establish your personal guidance system AND Become an Oracle of sacred wisdom & elevated transmissions for yourself and our planet, through your own soul calling.

THE FOUR DIRECTIONS - 2016 Vision Quest
Patrick O'Neill
Sat, Jun 11 2016, 12:00 pm to Tue, Jun 14 2016, 5:00 pm

The Four Directions programs, inspired by the work of Angeles Arrien, are designed to support full engagement in your personal, work and community life. This is the Vision Quest​ ​experience during the third gathering​ ​of the four-session program.

Zecharia Sitchin and the Extraterrestrial Origins of Humanity
Chris MJ Evans
Thu, Jul 7 2016, 6:00 pm

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

After The Honeymoon Retreat
Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT / Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD
Fri, Sep 30 2016, 4:00 pm to Sun, Oct 2 2016, 1:00 pm

This retreat for committed couples is based on Sacred Play.  Spend three days together in a beautiful setting, cultivating romance, creating emotional connection and learning to embody heart-centered sexuality. This weekend incorporates scientific principles from psychology, biology, sexuality and spiritual transformation, within a romantic, playful and artful structure.

Creating Healthy Relationships with Spirits and Natural Energies
Jan Ögren, MFT
Sat, Oct 15 2016,
8:30 am to 6:00 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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