What is the program?
In California, the Spiritual Journey is an eight-month program that supports participants exploring their personal spiritual lives in a small group setting, deeply enriching their relationship with God/Spirit and recognizing the ways that God is present and working in their lives. A trained facilitator accompanies members in developing their skills in deep listening and personal discernment.
Here you can explore contemplative ways of paying attention to your life, cultivate awareness of how you respond to “The More” beckoning you to grow in self-understanding, sample varied forms of prayer and reflection, and experiment with new ways to uncover and converse about spiritual experiences.
Participants are introduced to the deep and expansive practices of spiritual formation, the ancient practice of spiritual direction, and a process of discernment for the next steps in their spiritual journey.
This program serves as the prerequisite to Stillpoint's intensive training program in The Art of Spiritual Direction.
Who is it for?
The Spiritual Journey Program is open to people of all denominations and faiths who are seeking to go deeper in their spiritual walk. We are rooted in the Christian tradition and we welcome a diverse and inclusive learning community.
When & where is it?
Groups begin the end of September and continue through May/June. (Subsequent dates are scheduled at the first meeting.)
Groups will be offered in...
We also offer The Spiritual Journey in an intensive, one-week format during the summer at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Read more about our Ghost Ranch program here.
What is the commitment?
The program consists of eight (8) 5-hour sessions that meet once a month. Sessions include time for personal reflection, sharing in pairs and triads, experience-based learning, group discussion of assigned readings, and practice in forms of prayer and contemplation
What does it cost?
There is $25 application fee. If accepted, your additional $400 tuition payment includes all instruction, facilitated group interaction, and private sessions with faculty.
How do I apply?
Complete this form to pay your $25 application fee and provide us with your contact information. Once we receive it, a program facilitator will contact you within about a week to schedule a phone interview. After your interview, the Stillpoint staff will discern whether this program seems to be a good fit for you at this time, and provide you with your options for moving forward.