Semesters One and Two: A Year of Spiritual Formation
This first year will provide a foundation in contemplative practices, discernment, deepening self-awareness and theological reflection.
We will weave together themes to explore:
Our spiritual roots through history and across traditions
A survey of prayer and worship practices
Human development; and spiritual transformation
The first year ends with a discernment retreat to determine readiness for the practicum portion of the program.
Semesters Three through Five: Practicum with continued instruction
Each participant is paired with a qualified, well-trained supervisor for the duration of the program
Triads in class
Two directees monthly for one year
Peer supervision groups
Participate as a director in a Busy Person’s Retreat
Themes and skills addressed through continued instruction
Developing deeper awareness and skills for spiritual direction through a variety of relevant topics that may vary. Some of the themes addressed have been:
New Cosmology and Eco-spirituality
Dream Work, Archetypes and Symbols
A la carte workshop offerings
Create final synthesis project
Ritual of Celebration for graduates takes place at the end of the sixth semester. Date to be announced.