TIMBERLAKE EARTH SANCTUARY Recovering a Sense of the Sacred
Christian Reyes Photography
“Relationships are the primary context of existence.”
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is a nature preserve, ceremonial gathering space, center for education and outdoor wedding venue situated on 165 acres under the protection of the Conservation Trust of North Carolina. Timberlake is also a proud member of the Old Growth Forest Network joined in dedication to honoring and protecting Mother Earth and all beings. We are called to transform human consciousness and to create a sacred context of belonging through everyday acts of love and remembrance. Here we provide a supportive and collaborative learning space to deepen personal awareness, collective wellbeing, and societal transformation through overnight retreats, special events, workshops and gatherings. At Timberlake we strive to live simply, act responsibly, create beauty, and experience the wonder and magic of the natural world. Timberlake is a place where people come to be inspired, to renew their spirits, and to remember we are all part of One Earth Community.
We acknowledge that the land we are on is within the traditional territories of the Catawba. We recognize our responsibility as co-creators to heal our ancient relationship to Earth and to learn from and live in right relation with the first peoples of this land.
Let the land hold you…
Rustic, elegant, warm and friendly, this is a beautiful place to celebrate your Sacred Union. This is a place of “home grown” weddings, where your dreams do come true. You’ll love that we make your day our highest priority and provide you and your family with two full days here. Walk the trails and experience the profound beauty and tranquility of nature. Here the Earth embraces your love.
Join us for a spacious overnight retreat that allows time to unfold and follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Here we offer the vastness, stillness and gentle support that allows you to unwind, unplug, relax, and reconnect to what is of true value in your life. 4.5 miles of meditation trails invite you into the heart of our 165 acres of forest.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
– John Rutter
To the mind that is still
the whole universe surrenders.
– Lao Tzu