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Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch

Experience our intensive, residential programs in the breath-giving landscape of historic Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.


Are you called to be a spiritual director?

Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch brings our highly regarded spiritual direction formation program from Southern California to the exhilarating landscapes of historic Ghost Ranch. Our programs are rooted in the contemplative Christian tradition, while drawing from the sacred listening practices of other traditions.

Step 1

The first step in the Stillpoint process is participation in The Spiritual Journey. This week-long retreat is a required step whereby participants interested in becoming spiritual directors discern the next steps of their own spiritual journey.

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Step 2

The next step in the Stillpoint process is participation in The Art of Spiritual Direction which is a two-year program. Participants who apply and are accepted in the program will travel to Ghost Ranch for 4 one-week residential intensives that span over 14 months

An experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors facilitate each session, using presentations, “real-plays,” discussions, demonstrations, spiritual practices, contemplative exercises and prayer. Together we practice the art of spiritual direction with participants and staff so graduates may experience and hone their gifts in being spiritually present for others.

Participants find that their lives change as their gifts of deep listening and presence emerge.

The next cohort begins Monday, November 5, and the schedule is as follows: 

  • Week 1: November 5 - 12, 2018

  • Week 2: April 29 - May 6, 2019

  • Week 3: October 21 - 28, 2019

  • Week 4: March 16 - 23, 2020

Note: All sessions begin with Monday arrival (post 3:00 p.m.) and conclude the following Monday morning.

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