This program has taken me from reading about
the practice of presence, to experiencing others’
presence, to simply being present. The shift has
been profound and natural all at once. -Lisa Lee (SDSG participant 2016) 

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Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides 
2 Year Program
Now in its 27th season, is a two-year training program in contemplative spiritual direction. During the two years of learning the art of spiritual direction, participants will discover the richness of contemplative community, the intimacy of small group interaction, and the gift of close supervision in the practicum portion of the program.
The focus in the first yearis twofold:
Grounding participants in the Christian contemplative tradition, through readings, presentations and prayer experiences, and training participants in becoming guides for others on their spiritual journey.
Participants are asked to have a spiritual director while in the program and, by December 2017, begin meeting with two individuals as a spiritual guide in training. Meeting days include a rhythm of teaching
sessions, prayer experiences, community building, individual reflections, discussions, and small group experiences. Central to our process in both years are peer groups of 4 -6 people who spend time each month in spiritual support of one another and in reflecting together on the practice of spiritual direction in which the participants are engaged. Each peer group is facilitated...