The Four Seasons Program Series

TreeBranchConnecting Our Inner and Outer Nature Through Joyful Science

Join us for an inspiring opportunity to explore our sacred planet and rekindle a sense of wonder for our natural world. It’s no secret that modern life is often too fast and disconnected to nurture the well-being of our Earth and ourselves. You can take part in a weekend retreat experience that will not only slow you down but help you reconnect with nature through passion and knowledge.

YellowWildflowersThroughout the seasons, we host interdisciplinary, nature-based programs that bring together experts from a variety of scientific disciplines—such as astronomy, botany, and hydrology—with the profound teachings of various wisdom traditions including the Lakota, Shambhala Buddhism, and the Ancient Chinese tradition of Feng Shui. This potent combination of science and spirituality helps to connect our outer and inner worlds, giving us a deep and balanced appreciation for life and our environment.  Through gaining knowledge of the rich biodiversity around us, we hope that you will be inspired and empowered to further benefit our planet and each other.

Celebrate our sacred Earth and enrich your life with one of our upcoming Four Seasons retreats this spring and summer:

Exploring Trees and Wildflowers • Connie Gray, Laurie Huckaby & Jim Tolstrup • July 18-20, 2014

Being with the Land: Turning to Nature and the Seasons • Clare Walker Leslie • September 5-7, 2014

Big Sky, Big Mind: Contemplative Astronomy Workshop • Andrea Schweitzer & Jim Tolstrup • September 5-7, 2014


Check out these blog posts on the Four Seasons Program Series:

Deepening Our Connection: SMC’s Land Steward on the Four Seasons Program by Jared Levielle

Rediscovering the Place of Nature by Martin Ogle