Upcoming Events

  • Chautauqua Institution
    Mon, Jul 04
    Chautauqua Institution
    Victoria Loorz, MDiv, feels most alive when collaborating with Mystery and kindred spirits to create opportunities for people to re-member themselves back into intimate, sacred relationship with the rest of the living world.
  • Wild Iona Journey: Wild Place, Wild Myth, Wild Faith
    Mon, Jul 18
    Iona, United Kingdom
    Make a transformative journey to the wild edges of sea and sky, where the powerful presence of revelatory elements, and ancient, spirited stories will awaken in you deep memories and divine inspiration to live forward renewed and reconnected to the primeval sacred story of creation.
  • Nature as Co-Guide in Spiritual Companioning
    Sun, Oct 30
    Ghost Ranch
    In the breathtaking landscape of Ghost Ranch, this intensive is a collaboration between the Seminary of the Wild and Stillpoint, to integrate the wisdom of wilderness into the process of spiritual companioning.
  • Holy Ground: Seeding the Soil of Wild Church
    Mon, Feb 06
    Loon Lake Retreat Centre
    Join us as Victoria Loorz, early Wild Church planter, co-founder of the Wild Church Network and of Seminary of the Wild, offers us wisdom and insights into re-connecting with holiness in the sanctuary of the natural world in this 3-day retreat.

Previous events

  • Eco-Spiritual Direction: Deep listening to Nature in the Spiritual Direction Relationship
    May 11, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT
    SDI
    Through this daylong workshop, participants will be encouraged to seek beneath the urgent practical lifestyle adjustments necessary for a new way of relating to the natural world, into an intimacy, a relationship of lover and beloved, a deep belonging to your land, your place as sacred.
  • Church of the Wild: The Movement and the Experience
    Apr 23, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Evanston, 2121 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Church of the Wild is an opportunity for divine encounter, experiencing God rather than talking about God, through simple spiritual practices that invite people into the wild world (aka “nature”) to listen for the holy, to engage in intimate conversation with the sacred.
  • The Well: Church of the Wild Retreat
    Fri, Apr 22
    The Well Spirituality Center
    Apr 22, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526, USA
    This daylong retreat explores the practice of wild spirituality and the ways our religious tradition has always been deeply integrated with the land herself….even if we in our culture and religious traditions have forgotten. Our bodies still remember.
  • Church of the Wild Book Talk at the Well
    Apr 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Wild spirituality is a remembering our place in the whole alive Earth system, which is a place of intimacy with our Place. It is a restoration of kindred relationality, the sacred conversation with the whole beloved community beyond even our species.
  • Courting the Particular: A Community of Practice
    Apr 12, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    This series combines regular spiritual practices throughout Lent with four online gatherings, engaging one another and ideas from the book Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz.
  • BTS Center: Courting the Particular
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 12
    BTS Center
    Apr 12, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    BTS Center
    A Lenten season Community of Practice inspired by Church of the Wild. This series combines regular spiritual practices throughout Lent with four online gatherings, engaging one another and ideas from the book Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz.
  • Wild Spirituality: Online Course to Restore the Conversation between Nature and the Sacred
    Mar 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    The Gathering Room: Rowe at Home
    In this course, you will learn how to become part of a restored conversation between yourself and the world.
  • How Natures Invites Us Into the Sacred: A Free Online Talk with Victoria Loorz
    Jan 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    The Gathering Room: Rowe at Home
    In this online talk, Victoria Loorz will introduce you to spiritual practices that will allow you to experience the natural world as teacher, companion, and kin.
  • Remind & Renew: The Art of Ritual
    Tue, Jan 25
    Online Conference
    Jan 25, 5:30 PM CST – Jan 27, 11:45 AM CST
    Online Conference
    Victoria will bring both a workshop on Wild Churches and the keynote presentation for the Seminary's Remind & Renew: The Art of Ritual, Cultivating Practices for Community conference, inviting attendees to explore and experience rituals that nourish our souls and give life to our missions.
  • The Moon Passage: Reclaiming Menopause, "Coming Home to Earth & Soul at Midlife"
    Jan 17, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    Online Conference
    A rich exploration of how our spiritual journey shifts at midlife with menopause, and why connection to the earth is a vital part of that.
  • Virtual and Experiential Book Club
    Tue, Nov 02
    Seminary of the Wild
    Nov 02, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Seminary of the Wild
    A virtual book club with experiential invitations to practice the themes of the Church of the Wild book. Victoria will guide a conversation, working through the book two chapters at a time, and offer weekly spiritual practices to deepen relationship with your own wildish places.
  • Eco-Spiritual Direction in a Time of Eco-Crisis:  Restoring the Great Conversation
    Oct 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Spiritual Directors International
    The reality of ecological and collective cultural grief felt by nearly everyone (whether they can identify it or not) is a call for help, not only for the planet but for our own souls.
  • Restoring the Great Conversation
    Oct 09, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT
    Bellingham, 1625 Huntley Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA
    This daylong retreat explores the power of restoring Conversation as a metaphor of Christ and a modality of spirituality restoring the great conversation with All That Is (Meister Eckhart).
  • Book Launch!
    Thu, Oct 07
    Seminary of the Wild
    Oct 07, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    Seminary of the Wild
    Victoria will share stories from her book and encourage participants to create practices of reconnection with the natural world as sacred.
  • Wild Spirituality
    Fri, Aug 06
    Online retreat sponsored by The BTS Center
    Aug 06, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT
    Online retreat sponsored by The BTS Center
    Half day online retreat introducing the practice of wild spirituality in your home bio-region. What does it mean to "belong to place"?