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Spiritual Directors International

Bellevue, WA | http://www.sdiworld.org
Joined in August 2011

About Us

Spiritual Directors International is a global learning community of people from many faiths and many nations who share a common concern, passion, and commitment to the art and contemplative practice of spiritual direction.

Through open and respectful exchange of perspectives, contemplative practices and patterns of expansive thinking, we seek to enhance competence and connections. The purpose of the learning community is to foster the transformation of individuals, organizations, and societies in light of the holy.

Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday. Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions. Describing spiritual direction requires putting words to a process of fostering a transcendent experience that lies beyond all names and yet the experience longs to be articulated and made concrete in everyday living. It is easier to describe what spiritual direction does than what spiritual direction is. Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names. (Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International)

Spiritual Directors International is a global learning community of people from many faiths and many nations who share a common concern, passion, and commitment to the art and contemplative practice of spiritual direction.

Through open…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Education
  • International Relations
  • Religion & Spirituality

Location

  • PO Box 3584, Bellevue, WA 98009, United States

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