TIMBERLAKE EARTH SANCTUARY Recovering a Sense of the Sacred



Christian Reyes Photography

“Relationships are the primary context of existence.” 

Thomas Berry

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is 165-acre nature preserve and proud member of the Old Growth Forest Network dedicated to honoring and protecting Mother Earth and all beings. Here we recognize our responsibility as co-creators to heal, inspire, and awaken our ancient knowing that we are Earth. We are called to transform human consciousness and to create a sacred context of belonging through everyday acts of love and remembrance. Timberlake is a ceremonial gathering space, a center for education, a spiritual retreat center and a conscious wedding venue. We provide a supportive and collaborative learning space to deepen awareness, personal wellbeing, and societal transformation. Here we live simply, create beauty, and experience the wonder and magic of our world.  Timberlake is a place where people come to be inspired, to renew their spirits, and to remember who they are as a part of One Earth community.



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.

Space Rentals

Do you own a business or organization? Are you an instructor or photographer? Whether you need a natural setting to host a work party, workshop or program; or whether you’re searching for a beautiful location to photograph magical and milestone moments, this is the place for you!


For over 18 years, extraordinary people have been gathering at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary to partake in offerings such as Thomas Berry teachings, nature connection, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.


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.

Upcoming Gatherings

  • Help us make climate change an urgent priority in the Greensboro area! Join us as we come together to create a solid local Sunrise community hub dedicated to making a Green New Deal a reality. Join us on Feb. 18th for our second gathering.
  • Share in the pleasure of preparing (mostly) plant-based, homemade, & overall healthy meals that nourish our bodies, purify our minds, energize our hearts, and provide healthy bacteria for our guts that keep us balanced and in harmony with the chemistry of our overall well-being.
  • Solidarity Sisters is a community and cultural creation space exploring Spiritual Activism, Feminine Wisdom & Transformational Leadership. It is an evolutionary and emergent group process dedicated to dismantling the divisions that perpetuate separation. Wednesday evenings beginning on April 3rd.
  • reconnect to self and spirit through dance and movement exploration in nature
    Come celebrate the spring equinox with a grounding investigation into your relationship to your physical and spiritual self and to Nature, herself. This will be an afternoon to feed the soul; playful exploration of our wild side, our native self; letting go of what holds us back & reconnecting with our own fearless wisdom, with movement practices, a Nia class, solo time in nature, and more.
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    Join us for an afternoon of nature connection, contemplation and gratitude. Timberlake is now a proud member of the Old Growth Forest Network. Join us for this special dedication event as we honor Earth and give thanks to the land that holds us.