Welcome to EcoSpirit
Founder and coordinator Roger Wharton will help you find ways to honor, protect, celebrate and connect deeply with the natural world You will discover a personal path to Care for and be in Communion with Creation.
He will work individually or in small groups to root you in the sacred Nature Wisdom Tradition. You will explore the interplay of nature wisdom in many cultures and in the science of ecology. You will develop your own unique spiritual way of relating to the web of life that nourishes and supports you. Once you begin to understand your place in this web of life on Earth, you will learn ways of expanding your nature awareness. Listening to the wisdom of plants and animals, deeply appreciating the wonders of nature that surround you and becoming in tune with the spiritual forces that move through all creation. Importantly, you will learn to nourish and support the environment with your prayers and spiritual energy as you work to help heal the Earth.As you explore this site you will find various ways to develop your ecospirituality: through a nature retreat, in a NatureQuest program, by nature awareness training, attending a nature wisdom workshop, developing nature meditation techniques and hiking. Learn more about the historical development of EcoSpirituality.
If you live the Santa Clara Valley area, the Rev’d Roger Wharton is available for individual spiritual education sessions, private nature retreats and other spiritual and religious services and celebrations. Personal long-distance education can also be arranged. .
A new video is added most weeks that can be utilized that week for worship and study. Written essays of the same title can be found in the resource area.
Nature Wisdom Reflections on Psalm 23 (Revised Common Lectionary Year A Proper 23
In this Spiritual Meditation on Psalm 23 EcoChaplain Roger Wharton explores this famous psalm by digging deeper into the nature metaphors used by the psalmist. He also explains some of the knowledge about sheep and shepherding that the writer and his audience understood.
This 30 minute presentation introduces the concept of the Biblical and Christian Nature Wisdom Tradition and gives several examples from the Holy Scriptures.
Caring for Creation Events in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real for “Season of Creation 2020” also known as Creationtide 2020
Each year, many congregations and different churches, including those from the Anglican Communion celebrate September 1 (the Global Day of Prayer for Creation Care) through St. Francis Day on October 4th as a special Season of Creation. This is a time to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of Earth, and commit to a ministry of healing God’s Blue-Green Earth.
Explore the special on-line educational events.