This program is rooted in the deep contemplative Christian tradition and honors the sacred listening practices of other traditions, as well. Participants who apply and are accepted in the program will travel to Ghost Ranch for four, one-week residential intensives (two separate weeks each year). An experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors will facilitate the sessions, using presentations, role-plays, discussions, demonstrations, spiritual practices, contemplative exercises and prayer. The Stillpoint program is noted for engagement and is a practicum. We¬†pursue the art of spiritual direction with hours of practice with participants and staff so the graduates can experience and perfect their gifts in being spiritually present to others. Participants find that their lives change as their gifts of deep listening and presence emerge.
October 8-15, 2012 Session – Cohort II Week 3
This program began in November 2011 and ending in April 2013. Week Three is October 8-15, 2012; and April 22-29, 2013.
Registration Fee is $1622 /Housing at Casa del Sol is $534
Shuttle from Sage Inn is $35 Roundtrip, $20 One way
(Note that this programs run Monday to Monday. Shuttle departs Santa Fe Sage Inn to Ghost Ranch at 4:00p.m. on arrival date. Depart Ghost Ranch to Santa Fe Sage Inn at 10:00 a.m. on departure date).
Instructor (s): Three highly experienced spiritual directors/companions will facilitate the class: Vickie Garrison, Christopher McCauley and Ravi Verma
Rev. Judith Favor is a seasoned spiritual director, ordained in the United Church of Christ, and teaches at Stillpoint and the Claremont School of Theology. She worships with Quakers, is a grandmother, and lives with spouse Pete Nelson in community at Pilgrim Place, Claremont, California.
Vicky Garrison is a spiritual director and facilitator of Stillpoint’s Art of Spiritual Direction and Formation Training Program in southern California. She is a retired Deaf Education Teacher and private consultant for special needs children and families. Vickie is a contemplative with a strong interest in meditation and healing. Midwifery of the spirit is her passion.
Christopher McCauley is the Executive Director, Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, in Pasadena, California. He is also a spiritual director, worships in the Episcopal Church, and leads interfaith pilgrimages. Christopher is a member of the coordinating Council of Spiritual Directors International, the first global learning network of spiritual directors in history.
Ravi Verma is a spiritual director and has worked rofessionally with churches and lay leaders for over twenty-five years. Ravi’s passion is to work ith individuals and groups to build bridges etween parts of ourselves, with others and the osmos based on our connection to the Divine. avi, born in India, now teaches at Stillpoint, and orks with corporations, retreat centers, and on-profits on issues of spiritual development.
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