The Spiritual Journey – August 20-27, 2012- Step One in the Art of Spiritual Direction Formation Training or may be taken as a stand-alone class
This is the pre-requisite course for the Art of Spiritual Direction program which may also be taken by anyone as a stand alone class in spiritual and personal discernment. This one week program supports participants in a deep exploration of their personal spiritual lives in a small group setting, deeply enriching their relationship with God/Spirit and recognizing the ways that God is present and working in their lives. Experienced spiritual directors will facilitate and guide participants in developing their skills in deep listening and personal discernment. The program introduces members to the deep and expansive practices of Christian spiritual formation, the ancient practice of Spiritual Direction, and a process whereby participants will discern the next steps in their spiritual journey.
Karen Basquez is a retired special education teacher and spiritual director and serves on both the California and Ghost Ranch faculty of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality. She is a facilitator and trainer for the Samaritan Woman Retreat.
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.
Week(s) 08/20/2012 – 08/27/2012
Instructor(s) Karen Basquez;Judith Favor;Vicky Garrison;Christopher McCauley;Ravi Verma Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152