What's happening through Lamb & Lion Spiritual Guidance Ministries?
- Rev. Katrina Leathers and I are starting up Soul Journeys Shamanic Drumming Circle in Berkeley, CA meeting twice a month.
- I'm collaborating with three spiritual director colleagues on a book about Christian mystical prayer and meditation and shamanic journeying. Both traditions journey to spiritual realities and beings that can bring healing and wisdom to our troubled world. How are they similar and how are they different? What can we learn from these traditions?
- Spiritual direction in the Bay Area and long distance through Skype. (ongoing)
- Supervision of student spiritual directors of the Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, interfaith spiritual direction certificate program. (ongoing)
- Shamanic divination and healing practices with clients. (by request/referral)
- Christian discernment and healing practices with clients. (by request/referral)
- Presented "The Power of Guiding Symbols for Spiritual Direction and Discernment" for East Bay Spiritual Directors in October 2017.
- Trained church-based spiritual guidance small group leaders in collaboration with All Souls Episcopal Parish, Berkeley. (2011-2016)
- Light on the Path: Guiding Symbols for Insight and Discernment, book on spiritual discernment and guiding symbols published by Church Publishing-Morehouse, October 2016.
Deeper! Healing Prayer Group Leadership course for graduates of the
core training in small group leadership ran in fall 2016.
- Advent teaching series at All Souls on spiritual discernment: "Be Still, Come Close." (December 2014)
- Men's Retreat for St. Francis Episcopal Church, Novato. (November 2014)
- Mentored Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) students in setting up a small group for mutual support and guidance. (September 2014)
- Conference leader for clergy sponsored by Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, on spiritual direction and discernment, presenter at deanery and at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Alliance. (August 2014)
- Training spiritual guidance small group leaders, All Souls Episcopal Parish. (Spring 2014)
- All Souls spiritual formation teaching series: "Teach Us To Pray." (January-February 2014)
- Workshop on "Joining the Dance of Divine Compassion: Group Spiritual Companionship Dynamics" at Spiritual Directors International Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also videotaped a conversation on compassion and healing for SDI. (April 2013)
- Published book, Where Two or Three are Gathered: Spiritual Direction for Small Groups. (2012)
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