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Stillpoint has aided seekers in their journey of spiritual discovery and transformation for over thirty years, training individuals in the Art of Spiritual Direction. If you're looking for a way to nurture your spirit, deepen your inner journey, or engage in meaningful service, we invite you to join our community. As you begin to discover who you are, you will naturally and mysteriously help others do the same.

Choosing Life Over the Long Haul:
An Ignatian Way

With Wilkie Au, PhD

​Saturday, November 12
9am - 4pm

St. Monica Catholic Community
725 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

​Ignatian spirituality highlights the use of imagination in both discernment and prayer. It provides a practical path for living with hope, trust, patience, gratitude, and generosity.

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Spiritual Direction as Sacred Activism

Join Stillpoint as we more deeply explore how holding Sacred Space for others can be a means of working for justice and peace for all Creation...

A Seasoned Call at Ghost Ranch, NM

Renewal Event for Pastors, Chaplains, and Soul Care Workers

Pre-Day Event with Mirabai Starr
A Thousand Blossoms:
Cultivating Your Inter-Spiritual Nature
Thursday, November 17
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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A Seasoned Call at Ghost Ranch
A Retreat for Spiritual Companions
and Soul Care Workers

Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20

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Sabbath Keeping

By Elizabeth Rechter

This quote from Thomas Merton has been a sacred text for me for most of my life. I have kept it nearby so I remember its wisdom. It has been my encouragement to stay vigilant in my spiritual practice and Sabbath keeping. “The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of the activist ... destroys his own inner capacity for peace...."

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Nurture your spirit at one of our upcoming retreats.


"The Celtic Way of Praying: A Way of Be-ing"

with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, PhD
October 15, 2016
9am - 4pm
Oak Park, CA
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"The Body's Role in Spiritual Transformation"
with Rev. Elizabeth Rechter
October 22, 2016
9am - 4pm
All Saints-by-the-Sea
Santa Barbara, CA
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"Choosing Life Over the Long Haul:
An Ignatian Path" with Wilkie Au

November 12, 2016
Santa Monica, CA
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Epiphany Writing Retreat
with Rev. Judith Favor

January 14, 2017
Orange County, CA
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A Seasoned Call: Renewal Retreat for Spiritual Directors & Soul-Care Workers
January 21, 2017
Encino, CA
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"Dark Night of the Soul in the Teachings of St. John of the Cross" with James Finley
February 11, 2017
San Gabriel, CA
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Dan Horan
April 1, 2017
Location TBD
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Mirabai Starr
October 7, 2017
San Gabriel, CA
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