April 20 - June 15, 2023
An Eight Week Online Course hosted by the BTS Center
In this course we will engage our minds, bodies, and spirits in explorations of ideas and practices aligned with EcoSpirituality. We will move through four sections — Gratitude & Grief, Forest Bathing, EcoSpiritual Practices, and Creation Care. Each section will consist of two weeks. Every two weeks participants will engage in a bit of reading to pique our curiosity, watch a video to expand our understanding, experience embodied practice to connect us with nature, craft a prayer to nourish our spirits, complete an “invitation,” and participate in a conversation to collaborate in our interdependent growth. The anticipated time commitment outside of the live sessions is 2-3 hours per week, but you are welcome to spend as much time delving into the content as you desire.
The material and practices in this course draw on various sources and types of contemplative, creative, and embodied practices to nourish our delight in the gift of creation and equip us to care for each other and the planet. This course will consist of five live sessions as well as asynchronous learning activities and an optional half-day online retreat. If you have questions about whether this course would be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out to our Course Host, Ash Temin, at firstname.lastname@example.org