Past Educational Events

Date: 
28 November 2017

Presenter: Bruce Calvin, MDiv

Are you curious about spiritual direction? Would you like to find out how you might work with an experienced spiritual companion to help you connect with God or the Universe or the Higher Power or however you describe the deep connection we all share? Are you wondering how to take the first steps in your spiritual journey? Join us for a free teleconference.

Date: 
September 15, 2017-- 8-10 AM (Central time)

Please join us in St Louis on September 15th to learn more about volunteering for the  2018 Seeking Connection Through Diversity conference and educational events, planned for St. Louis April 26–29, 2018....

Date: 
15 August 2017

Presenter: Wendie Bernstein Lash, MS

Are you curious about spiritual direction? Would you like to find a spiritual companion to help you listen for the ways the Mystery that many name God is inviting you to become more fully alive? Are you wondering how to take the first step? Join us for a free teleconference and learn how to begin.

Date: 
3 June 2017

Seattle First Baptist Church; 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Event has concluded.

Many of us feel besieged these days, and can fall back on the instinct to build barriers, seemingly for protection and safety, instead of bridges to community and understanding. We can feel prompted to act based on our fears, rather than invited to look beyond them. Spiritual Directors International is committed to engaging and wrestling with these challenging emotions through contemplative listening to discover how we can respond with greater empathy and peace.

Date: 
20–28 April 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event has concluded.

Fragmentation characterizes much of our global experience. Political and religious ideologies divide. Separation from nature threatens human survival on our planet. Lack of a spiritual center leaves many living a divided existence.

Date: 
30 November 2016

Supervision is an ethical imperative for spiritual directors. At its best, it is also a compassionate, contemplative practice that brings freedom to spiritual directors and, by extension, spiritual directees as well. In this webinar we will discuss supervision as a grounded, safe, compassionate relationship between peers, one designed to provide new ways forward for both spiritual directors and spiritual directees.

Date: 
19 October 2016

Meditation and mindfulness can help young children feel more peaceful, calm, and reduce feelings of anxiety and worry. By introducing some simple strategies for reflection, gratitude, and listening, children can grow in self-awareness and resilience.

Date: 
21 September 2016

Cultural humility and radical hospitality are core principles that inform both the ministry and service of spiritual direction and the recovery journey. As spiritual directors, we walk alongside those who may be wrestling with the challenges of addiction. How can we best serve with an open heart as vessels of transformation and healing?

Date: 
23 August 2016

As spiritual directors, we know the value of sharing our life story as expressed through word and art. For people on the margins, the story is sometimes shared in small broken pieces, but we trust that a beautiful mosaic of life is being created. 

Providing opportunities for men and women recovering from addiction, mental illness, and homelessness to explore their spirituality is a ministry of healing and wholeness.