Two Year Training for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

August 20, 2024 - March 31, 2026
August 2024 to March 2026 (some in-person time for initial intensive training, with the rest taking place online, and personal retreats at an unspecified location)
Tuition is $4500 CAD for two years, plus books, travel costs and individual spiritual direction. If you need a scholarship, please message them for more information.

Begin the process to become a spiritual director here.

Shekinah: Centre for Deep Listening is excited to announce the start of another cycle of our training program. This cycle is comprised of 2 distinct years. The first year, “Awakening the Inner Mystic”, focuses on deep listening to self and the Sacred, with an emphasis on the Christian contemplative and mystic traditions, and can be taken as a one-year certificate course. Taken as the first (mandatory) year of our two-year spiritual direction program, it builds the foundation required to enter into Year 2, “Practicing the Skills of Spiritual Direction.” 

What we believe

We are rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition and are informed by Benedictine spirituality & hospitality, the teachings of Jung, wisdom from the Enneagram, principles of restorative justice, the discipline of reflective practice, embodied spirituality and wisdom from Christian mystics and prophets.

You can read more about our understanding of spiritual direction here.

The Shekinah Formation program makes use of in person, online synchronous and asynchronous (pre-recorded videos) learning. All students are expected to attend the intensive in person unless covid restrictions change.

The rest of the program is online, using the Zoom platform.

Learning in Community

An exciting element of our program is the active involvement of many experienced spiritual directors, who will join us on our seminar days, offering their wisdom and supervision. Guides also help students with facilitated conversations and support throughout the two year program.