The Spiritual Naturalist Society is creating a home for Spiritual Naturalists
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Please note, most of our members donate by other means and Patreon is a new avenue for us, so the number of patrons shown on this site is not representative of our membership.

Happiness through Compassion, Reason, and Practice...

Our Mission

The mission of the Spiritual Naturalist Society is to spread awareness of Spiritual Naturalism as a philosophy, encourage the further development of Spiritual Naturalist thought and practice, and educate on the traditional wisdom and contemplative practices that inspire Spiritual Naturalism. In addition, the Society exists to build a community of Spiritual Naturalists for mutual learning, growth, encouragement, and fellowship.

How Does the Society Fulfill its Mission?
The Society spreads awareness of Spiritual Naturalism by publishing educational materials and articles, by advertising to reach more people and grow our community, by supporting local chapters that host in-person discussion groups and other events, by seeking to publish its educational articles in outside publications and websites, by engaging with other organizations with compatible missions, and provide services to its members. It encourages further development of Spiritual Naturalist thought and practices by bringing together authors to contribute new materials, by bringing together members in forums for the purposes of discourse and dialog, and by initiating special collaborative projects. Lastly, the Society aids in fellowship of like-minded Spiritual Naturalists from all traditions and backgrounds through social media, events, and encouragement and support of locally-initiated groups.

Who are our Members?
Members of the Society come from a variety of traditions. This is because spiritual naturalism is a new paradigm that cuts across familiar labels. Spiritual Naturalists and Religious Naturalists can be found among Buddhist, Jewish, Taoist, Humanist, Pagan, Unitarian, atheist, agnostic, and many other communities. Within all of these traditions there is a rising sense of appreciation for the natural universe, a respect for rationality as the basis for humble knowledge, a desire for a spiritual wisdom that is consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the cosmos, and a return to compassion as the the core value upon which spirituality should rest. Individuals within many religions and other groups are working to heal of the schism between the natural and the sacred. Much like an interdisciplinary community, naturalists from all of these backgrounds are welcome members of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, without the need to leave their own traditions.

Are We A Religion?
People have many different definitions of ‘religion’ and think of the word in different ways. For some, Spiritual Naturalism is a religion because of its inclusion of ritual and contemplative practices that have been associated with other religions before. In fact, some prefer the term Religious Naturalism and they are equally welcomed members. For others, Spiritual Naturalism is not a religion, but a philosophy, because it has no supernatural or faith-based aspects. The official position of the Spiritual Naturalist Society is that it is up to each individual to decide for themselves whether to call (or not call) their views or themselves ‘religious’, ‘spiritual’, ‘philosophic’, or otherwise.

You can read more about our community, and become a member, at SNSociety.org
Tiers
Supporting Member
$8 or more per month
As a Supporting Member of the Society, you will be a crucial part of paying expenses and all the programs we are able to fund. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Benefactor of the Society
$20 or more per month
A Benefactor is a Supporting Member who is able to give a little more to support the mission of the Society. With more funding, the Society is able to achieve more ambitious programs in Spiritual Naturalism. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Family Membership
$40 or more per month
Family Membership includes Supporting Member for everyone in your family. With such funding, the Society is able to achieve more ambitious programs in Spiritual Naturalism. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Patron of Spiritual Naturalism
$100 or more per month
For those fortunate and passionate enough to be able to give at this level. This level of Supporting Member will greatly increase the outreach, growth, and ability of the Society to fulfill its mission in bringing the happiness of contemplative practice to ever more people. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Please note, most of our members donate by other means and Patreon is a new avenue for us, so the number of patrons shown on this site is not representative of our membership.

Happiness through Compassion, Reason, and Practice...

Our Mission

The mission of the Spiritual Naturalist Society is to spread awareness of Spiritual Naturalism as a philosophy, encourage the further development of Spiritual Naturalist thought and practice, and educate on the traditional wisdom and contemplative practices that inspire Spiritual Naturalism. In addition, the Society exists to build a community of Spiritual Naturalists for mutual learning, growth, encouragement, and fellowship.

How Does the Society Fulfill its Mission?
The Society spreads awareness of Spiritual Naturalism by publishing educational materials and articles, by advertising to reach more people and grow our community, by supporting local chapters that host in-person discussion groups and other events, by seeking to publish its educational articles in outside publications and websites, by engaging with other organizations with compatible missions, and provide services to its members. It encourages further development of Spiritual Naturalist thought and practices by bringing together authors to contribute new materials, by bringing together members in forums for the purposes of discourse and dialog, and by initiating special collaborative projects. Lastly, the Society aids in fellowship of like-minded Spiritual Naturalists from all traditions and backgrounds through social media, events, and encouragement and support of locally-initiated groups.

Who are our Members?
Members of the Society come from a variety of traditions. This is because spiritual naturalism is a new paradigm that cuts across familiar labels. Spiritual Naturalists and Religious Naturalists can be found among Buddhist, Jewish, Taoist, Humanist, Pagan, Unitarian, atheist, agnostic, and many other communities. Within all of these traditions there is a rising sense of appreciation for the natural universe, a respect for rationality as the basis for humble knowledge, a desire for a spiritual wisdom that is consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the cosmos, and a return to compassion as the the core value upon which spirituality should rest. Individuals within many religions and other groups are working to heal of the schism between the natural and the sacred. Much like an interdisciplinary community, naturalists from all of these backgrounds are welcome members of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, without the need to leave their own traditions.

Are We A Religion?
People have many different definitions of ‘religion’ and think of the word in different ways. For some, Spiritual Naturalism is a religion because of its inclusion of ritual and contemplative practices that have been associated with other religions before. In fact, some prefer the term Religious Naturalism and they are equally welcomed members. For others, Spiritual Naturalism is not a religion, but a philosophy, because it has no supernatural or faith-based aspects. The official position of the Spiritual Naturalist Society is that it is up to each individual to decide for themselves whether to call (or not call) their views or themselves ‘religious’, ‘spiritual’, ‘philosophic’, or otherwise.

You can read more about our community, and become a member, at SNSociety.org

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Tiers
Supporting Member
$8 or more per month
As a Supporting Member of the Society, you will be a crucial part of paying expenses and all the programs we are able to fund. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Benefactor of the Society
$20 or more per month
A Benefactor is a Supporting Member who is able to give a little more to support the mission of the Society. With more funding, the Society is able to achieve more ambitious programs in Spiritual Naturalism. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Family Membership
$40 or more per month
Family Membership includes Supporting Member for everyone in your family. With such funding, the Society is able to achieve more ambitious programs in Spiritual Naturalism. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.
Patron of Spiritual Naturalism
$100 or more per month
For those fortunate and passionate enough to be able to give at this level. This level of Supporting Member will greatly increase the outreach, growth, and ability of the Society to fulfill its mission in bringing the happiness of contemplative practice to ever more people. All members get the SNS Member Newsletter and Supporting Members get discounts on books and courses.