Since 1994 Four Quarters has been growing functional cultural alternatives, firmly grounded in an Ecological and Earth Spiritual perspective. We derive our spiritual inspiration from nature, and seek to live within the physical limits of the Land, its seasons and cycles. We do not teach any "...isms" and we do not pretend to have "The Answer..." But we do try to ask good questions.Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
Four Quarters is a Membership-driven non-profit, a vibrant community of real people living real lives. And Four Quarters actually owns the Land, buildings and equipment that make our work possible, forever set aside from the vagaries of private ownership.The content of our events is developed by Member Planning Groups; our buildings are built and the Camp Staffed by Member volunteers. Our twice monthly Spiritual Circles are led by Members who ask good questions, and volunteer their Service to our Community. If it happens, it is because our Members make it happen. At our core, Four Quarters is The Land.One of the most beautiful campgrounds in the Alleghenies, set aside in perpetuity as a Sanctuary for Nature... and for People.A lasting home for Earth Based Spirituality.Where our Members seasonal campsites become their home away from home, and our guests can "get a feel" for our kind of community... and become a part of it. Home for Ceremony and Celebration. We who live here at Four Quarters are keenly aware of the emerging global predicament, the onset of the Age of Limits. And in these troubling times of climate change, resource depletion and economic globalism we act as a laboratory in miniature for the strategies that will lead towards a sustainable future. We raise much of our own food, and its preservation and storage is a large part of our own “Wheel of the Year.” We are committed to renewable and small scale energy systems; we heat with wood and practice passive design in our structures. We see the ancient traditions of Earth Spirit as providing the best ethical guidance for a sustainable future of Earth Living we must now create.
We invite you to come join us... Ask a question, find your answer, as we stand together in the Center of the Circle.
"All of Life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King Jr. -
Drum & Splash at Four QuartersDrum and Splash is all about the Drum, Dance and the River; but it is much more too. Because the Drum builds Community in a way that has to be experienced.
You do not need to be a drummer to Drum and Splash. Don't even need a drum. Your hands and feet will take care of the rest. Because for five days we create a village along the river, with lots to do...
The Wheel of The Year Calendar In 1998 we began producing The Wheel of the Year Calendar, which in those days we printed on our office copier and bound by hand. It was just 8 pages and rather grainy, but we were mighty proud! The calendar has since grown into a full 60+ page magazine filled with eco/green articles and significant calendrical information for the Earth Spiritual Community, along with our event listings. The center section opens to a monthly day planner and desk calendar, quite handy. We print and distribute 10-15,000 free copies every year. We consider it to be an important part of our public service.
Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary190 Walker Lane Artemas PA 17211 USA 814-784-3080 email@example.comIncorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an InterFaith Non-Denominational Church, Monastery and Spiritual Retreat Center. All donations fully tax deductible as allowed by law. PA EXMP 75-538-546 FED EIN 25-1853964© 1995-2013 The Church of Four Quarters™, Four Quarters™ and Four Quarters Farm™ Free use of text expressly granted for all non-profit purposes; unchanged and with attribution to Four Quarters. All other rights reserved.