SPACE TO GROW

“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.”

Thomas Berry

Programs & Circles

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Presence to Living Earth in Autumn

A contemplative experience of the cycle of the year through a series of seasonal retreats.

Every moment is change. Earth is a continuously emerging story. During this season of autumn — as exuberant ripening transitions into a gentle letting-go to prepare for what will come — we will listen for what Earth has to tell us. In this transition, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary begins to change to sounds of a quiet melody of crickets softening the contrast of the orchestra in the summer forest. Filtering light from the sun begins to transform and reflect a golden glow through the changing colors in the forest. The winds start to move the air and stir the wild leaves into a spiraling circle of dance to create a visual movement that marks the season. The leaves begin to transition to their true color in splendid beauty before they let go to fall effortlessly and silently to the forest floor. The leaves that let go transform into something new and the trees make space for the creatures of winter to come inside their warm trunks.

Sunday, October 1  |  2pm – 5pm  |  $50

Programs & Events

Conversation Circle Series

Relationship as a Path of Healing

Conversation circles bring diverse people together in an intimate setting within a safe container to share ideas and experiences around topics of the human experience. This space is meant to be vulnerable, and empowering. It’s a space to explore new perceptions and possibilities, to see the bigger picture through the eyes of each other, and to map the interconnection between our stories. Together we will delve into our collective patterns, illuminate our conditioning, and transform our way of being. Topics of discussion:  Living from Conscious Choice, Self Worth, Boundaries, Communication, Self Care, Balance, Trust, Intimacy, Acceptance, Fixing People, Control.

Coming January, 2018.

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Presence to the Living Earth in Winter

A contemplative experience of the cycle of the year through a series of seasonal retreats.

Please join us for a contemplative experience of the cycle of the year through a series of seasonal retreats that offer an opportunity to step beyond the confinement of the contemporary individual self into an awareness of our deep bond to the sacred within creation. Each of our retreats creates an opening to the inner quality of what we see and hear in the temporal rhythms of the year. Through contemplative participation in the yearly cycle, an awareness of the inner reality of the seasons arises within us and can be brought to expression.

Sunday, January 28, 2018  |  2pm – 5pm  |  $50

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Solidarity Sisters

To Unite & Be United.

We have been culturally conditioned to be divided. The patriarchal institutional structures and collective habits reinforce these divisions. Unity is an expression of the divine feminine. It is within our nature as women to be healers and unifiers, to bridge social and cultural divides. This is an empowering space for women to come together in community, to foster a sense of belonging, to share their stories and experiences, to listen and be heard, to build authentic relationships, and to see what emerges from our collective expression. Our intention is to bring diverse women together to explore relevant issues of our time. We will share conversation around what it means to be a woman today. Topics may include feminism, relationship, privilege, gender, race, sexuality and spiritual activism.

Coming March, 2018.

Personalized Experiences

Eco-Spiritual Programs

Are you a part of a team, group, religious or spiritual community looking to have a guided experience that connects you to the natural world? Timberlake founder Carolyn Toben, spiritual teacher, educator, and cultural innovator, creates programs, re­treats and events for individuals and groups seeking spiritual renewal and reconnection with the natural world. She facilitates deep and intimate discussions on the human-earth relationship, and leads people through eco-spiritual experiences, evoking a sense of the Sacred through communion with Earth.  

Sacred Ceremonies

Sacred Ceremonies are Life Season Ceremonies that mark important transitional periods in a person’s life, such as birth, puberty, marriage, having children, and death. They involve ritual activities and teachings designed to help us transition gracefully into new chapters and seasons of our lives. Is there a moment approaching in your life or the life of a loved one that you would like to honor and recognize? We work with you to carefully craft a deeply personal, meaningful and symbolic experience that acknowledges transformation. 

Example: A Mother Blessing Ceremony

This is an alternative to the traditional baby shower, which prepares a woman for transition into motherhood. It is a time for the mother-to-be to gather with the women closest to her, toward the end of her pregnancy, and cultivate positive energy for her upcoming birth experience.