The Evening Magazine TV show visited Earth Sanctuary about 10 years ago, and they keep running the segment! If you watch this short video and then visit Earth Sanctuary, you will see how well the plantings have done and how the plants have matured. And all the pink flags are gone!
The Earth Sanctuary Blog
I just want to thank you for sharing the Earth Sanctuary with me. I learned so much from you (as well as myself during my retreat) and the tour you gave me! It was a wonderful experience! I will forever be saying “Om Mani Padme Hum” and I found out the meaning of it while at the retreat house! Its beautiful; “Om…the jewel in the lotus…Hum” the jewel being love and compassion and the lotus being the wisdom of ultimate reality”!! I learned about meditation in sacred spaces and my experiences were magical!! I have been inspired to create my own beautiful sacred space! You taught me that and for that I will forever be grateful!! Thank you.
There is an inner wisdom in each of us that is best accessed by taking time to be quiet, and there is wisdom gained from sharing experience with others. Join us for a day of connection and retreat at this beautiful nature reserve. There will be an opportunity to experience ancient meditative walks, including the labyrinth, a Native American medicine wheel, and a Celtic stone circle. We will create sacred space together and share a nutritious meal.
Date and Time: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth Sanctuary Nature Reserve, South Whidbey Island
Facilitator: Dawn Dickson, MSW, LICSW
Information and Registration: Registration is required – Register on or before March 22, 2013. Please contact Dawn Dickson at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership at 425.297.5521 to register, receive directions, or to ask question.
To see the retreat site, visit www.earthsanctuary.org
This video by Craig Johnson starts off with a Great Blue Heron catching a big bass in the Middle Pond at Earth Sanctuary. http://www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com/Birds%20of%20Earth%20Sanctuary.html
On Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm, Chuck Pettis will be on Evening Magazine KING5 (Seattle) with a piece on ley lines and video footage in front of the Earth Sanctuary stupa.
Here is some video footage of Osprey by photographer extraordinare, Craig Johnson, most taken at Earth Sanctuary (including the fish catch!). The video may take a while to load. http://www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com/OspreyatES.html
I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing gift that you’ve created in Earth Sanctuary. Every step I took, breathing in, breathing out, feeling the breeze on my face and marveling at the sun peeking out from behind the tree was a message from our Mother reminding me of why we are here and encouraging me to embrace the path I’m on. Being able to sit in contemplative silence at focal points that called to mind other times in other places allowed my mind to slow and live in the very moment. My husband, a proud agnostic engineer, was so impressed that, in all the spiritual space, you still took time and effort to connect with the naturalists and humanists that visit the sanctuary and very much appreciated the naturalist walking tour guide.
I had heard of the Earth Sanctuary from friends, but I had no idea where in the Pacific Northwest you actually were. Imagine our delight in finding you as we drove back to the ferry after a day at Deception Pass State Park. Sometimes serendipity really plays a huge role in throwing BIG LIFE SIGNS in our path. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Lisa Sanger Blinn
Houston, Texas (for now)
Choosing the journey toward a spiritually inspired life begins with a willingness to ‘heed the call’. Take care of your soul. Book a retreat at the Earth Sanctuary Retreat House.
A photo of Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary founder, in the Labyrinth. Photo by John Pendleton of Pendleton Imaging & Photography
and also leader of the Whidbey Island Photography Club.