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Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction

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  1. Introduction to the Course
  2. Zoom Links
  3. Assignments and Resources
    11 Topics
  4. Video Pre-work for Session 2: The Circle of Life
    3 Topics
  5. Welcome from Program Mentors
  6. Video Pre-work for Session 2: Theological Presuppositions
    3 Topics
  7. Art and Practice Themes Outline 2021-22
  8. Art and Practice Book List 2021-22
  9. April 10: Session 2 Flow
  10. Labyrinth Gallery
  11. Video Pre-Work for Session 3: Supervision
    6 Topics
  12. Real Play from April 10, 2021
    1 Topic
  13. May 8: Session 3 Flow
  14. Video Pre-Work for Session 4: Interior Movements
    4 Topics
  15. June 12: Session 4 Flow
  16. Video Pre-Work for Session 5: Directing Another in Prayer
    5 Topics
  17. July 10: Session 5 Flow
  18. Video Pre-Work for Session 6: Jungian Psychology and Spiritual Direction
  19. September 11: Session 6 Flow
  20. Video Pre-Work for Session 7: Culture and Marginalization
    7 Topics
  21. October 9: Session 7 Flow
  22. Pre-Work for Session 8: Special Topics in Spirituality
  23. November 13: Session 8 Flow
  24. Pre-Work for Session 9: Discernment
  25. January 7 & 8 Discernment Weekend

Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction

Session 2: Human Experience / Religious Experience

April 10, 2021
All times are listed in Pacific Time 
As with all retreats, times are flexible and may be adjusted along the way.

Downloadable PDF AP1 2021-03 01 Session 2 Flow – Participant

8:50  Zoom opens

9:00  Opening Ritual 

9:05  Identifying Experience of God: Recap and Mentor Group discussion  (25 min.)

9:30  Circle of Life Large group discussion (35 min.)

10:05  Stretch Break (2 min.)

10:10  Mary Oliver poem and Circle of Life in Large Group (10 min.)

10:20 Theology Presuppositions: Recap and Mentor Group discussion  (15 min.)

10:35 Mentor Group discussion: Our own theological presuppositions (20 min.)

10:55   Break (20 min.)

11:15  Who is a Spiritual Director? Review and journal (5 min.)

11:20 What have you experienced with your spiritual director? Discussion (25 min.)

11:45  Obstacles to Listening Role Play and discussion (30 min.)

12:15  Lunch! (75 min.)

1:30  Contemplative Listening Skills: Real Play of spiritual direction session (25 min.)

1:53  Debrief in two groups (20 min.)

2:15  Spiritual Direction Initial Conversation: Large group (30 min.)

2:45 Journal the day (5 min.)

2:50 Reminders and Closing Ritual (10 min.)

 

What’s Next? 

Mentors will be checking in with you to set up your mid-month meeting.  

Assignments will be added to the course website. 

Next session: May 8