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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.
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.

Healing Intensive Retreat
Master Mingtong Gu
Sat, Oct 17 2015, 4 pm to Fri, Oct 30 2015, 4 pm
The Healing Intensive Retreat with Master Mingtong Gu is a focused training for people facing health challenges of body, mind and emotions.

A World Gone Mad?
Jeff Warrick, Fred Burks and Lori Lorenz, MA
Sat, Oct 24 2015, 12 pm to Sat, Oct 24 2015, 6 pm
The psychological manipulation we experience throughout our lives is easy to miss until we start noticing it.  Salespeople, institutions and the media use tactics that we’ve come to expect, but is there an even more sophisticated effort secretly conducted to condition our thinking and behavior? The evidence suggests there is, and that it’s more pervasive and far-reaching than we realize.

Making Transformation Real in Your Life
John Gray, Lynne Twist, Raz Ingrasci, Morty Lefkoe, Shelly Lefkoe, Anat Baniel, Barry Taylor, Landon Carter, Eileen M. Daily, Gary Malkin, Peter Kevorkian, Nancy DiMartino, D. Lindsey Berkson, Hyla Cass, Barry Goldstein, Donese Worden, and Judith Swack
Fri, Oct 30 2015, 12 pm to Sun, Nov 1 2015, 2 pm
The LOVE YOUR BODY INSTITUTE (LYBI) invites you to join the world’s foremost thought leaders on transformation during a weekend of inspiration and education at the 1st Annual International Conference: “MAKING TRANSFORMATION REAL in YOUR LIFE”. 

Empower yourself in the Age of Climate Change
Dr. Raoul Goldberg, M.D., Michael Totten and Dana Smirin
Mon, Nov 2 2015, 10 am to Tue, Nov 3 2015, 10 am
Explore how climate change feels in our daily lives. We will explore how we respond to media, the facts within our bodies, our psyche and identify how this may impact our daily lives, our ability to shine, to be in our full capacity and creativity and of service in whatever scope we work.

The Global Coherence Initiative
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
Tue, Nov 17 2015, 6 pm to Tue, Nov 17 2015, 9 pm
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Director of Research for the HeartMath Institute where he develops reliable, scientifically based tools to help people bridge the connection between their hearts and minds.

Worldview Explorations Facilitator Training
Thu, Jan 14 2016, 4 pm to Sun, Jan 17 2016, 1 pm
The Worldview Explorations program helps us examine our perspectives: where they come from and how they affect our thoughts and actions. Facilitators utilize strategies to empower youth to develop increased self-awareness, cognitive flexibility, and sense of social responsibility that prepares them to navigate and thrive in a global society.

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!" 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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