The Art of Spiritual Direction -
A Training Program for Spiritual Directors
Applications are now being accepted
for the 2016-2017 program

Stillpoint’s training program in The Art of Spiritual Direction is a two-year ecumenical program, rooted in the Christian tradition and open to all faiths.

The information on this page applies to the California program. We offer a parallel class at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.  Click here for Ghost Ranch information.

Applicants to the program must have completed the Spiritual Journey program or an equivalent, and must have been in spiritual direction for one year.

What is the Class?

Stillpoint’s training program in The Art of Spiritual Direction is a two-year ecumenical program, rooted in the Christian tradition and open to all faiths

Participants gain knowledge of, and guided experience in, accompanying other people on their spiritual journeys

What is the Commitment?

Each year of the California program consists of eleven full-day sessions, held one Saturday each month, beginning in September. The training includes guided practice in spiritual direction.

Applicants to the program must have completed the Spiritual Journey program or an equivalent, and must have been in spiritual direction for one year.

After you submit your application form, a complete application packet will be mailed to you.

What Will Happen?

An experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors will facilitate the sessions, using presentations, role-plays, discussions, demonstrations, spiritual practices, contemplative exercises and prayer. The Stillpoint program is noted for engagement and is a practicum. We pursue the art of spiritual direction with hours of practice with participants and staff so the graduates can experience and perfect their gifts in being spiritually present to others. Participants find that their lives change as their gifts of deep listening and presence emerge.

When and Where is it?

The California program begins in September. Remaining class sessions are scheduled at the first meeting. Enrollment is now open for the California program and the Ghost Ranch, New Mexico program.

What is the Tuition/Fee?

FIRST YEAR (ASD1): $1,600

The fee includes all instruction, a full weekend residential retreat, personal mentoring, and all materials.

SECOND YEAR (ASD2): $1,600

Prerequisite: Art of Spiritual Direction, Year 1 (ASD1)

​The fee includes all instruction, personal mentoring, all materials, and personal sessions with a staff supervisor.

For either class, we strongly recommend that you send in your completed application as early as possible. Applications for the 2016-2017 class are now being accepted.
Applicants must have completed Stillpoint's Spiritual Journey course or an equivalent, and must have been in spiritual direction for at least one year.

After you submit your application form, a complete application packet will be mailed to you.

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