Austin Area Spiritual Directors Community
Austin Area Spiritual Directors
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is a contemplative practice that nurtures compassion
by accompanying others on their spiritual journey.
Past Meetings and Topics 2018-2015
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:00 Chris Bishop - Baha'i Faith
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:00 Whit Bodman -Muslim Faith
Monday, March 19, 2018-at 12:00 Susan Grace Alonso- Spiritual Direction- Anxiety & Trauma
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00- Kathleen Phillips- When a Directee Feels Called to be a Director
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:00 - Jan Davis- A Taste of Icons
No Meetings in June and July
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00- Rabbi Neil Blumofe- Spiritual Direction in the Jewish Tradition
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00- Visioning Meeting for 2019
Jan Davis, DMin and Rev. William Howden, PhD
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:00-Community Book and Social Media Reviews
No Meeting in December
Monday, January 23, 2017 – Alan Graham - Social Justice
Friday, February 17- 19, 2017 - Retreat Canceled-
Tending Grief Community Retreat at Cedarbrake
Monday, March 20, 2017 – Donna Belk - Coming to Peace with the Dying Process
Friday April 21, 2017 - Fr. Louis T. Brusatti- Care of Creation
Monday, May 15, 2017 Roger Sessions- "Incorporating the I Ching into Spiritual Direction."
Friday, August 18, 2017 Cynthia Lovin-- "Luminous Emptiness: Buddhist Contemplative Practices in Spiritual Direction”
Monday, September 18, 2017- Visioning our Future- Focusing on Mission- Community Meeting
Friday, October 20, 2017- Community Book Reviews
Saturday, November 11, 2017- Silent Retreat at Still Waters
Monday, January 25, 2016 – Susan Grace Alonso - Bio-Focusing
Friday, February 19, 2016- Rebecca Guengrich & Missy Tobia – Spiritual Direction & Millennials
Monday, March 21, 2016 – Joel Douglas Harrison – Sneaky Senses
Friday, April 15, 2016-Fr. Jonathan Raia- Consolations and Desolations
Monday, May 16, 2016-Hannah O’Donoghue -Working with Grief
Friday, August 19, 2016- Anne Province- Resistance
Monday, September 19, 2016- Business Meeting
Friday, October 21, 2016- Community Book Reviews
Monday, November 14, 2016-- Daniel Hope- Deep Listening
Note: SDI Conference - "Emerging Wisdom" - San Diego, CA - April 7-10, 2016
Friday, January 16, 2015 : Ed Wilder – “Masculine Spirituality”
Friday, February 16, 2015: Anne Province – “Using Humor in Spiritual Direction”
Friday, March 20, 2015 : Leslie Hay – “Spiritual Autobiography”
Monday, April 20, 2015 : Stephanie Warfield – “Zentangle/A Creative Meditation”
Friday, May 15, 2015 : Sr. Helen Raycraft- "Praying with Your Body"
Monday, August 17, 2015 : Rev. Doug Travis
Friday, September 18,2015 : Business Meeting
Monday, October 19, 2015 : Community Book Reviews
Saturday, November 7, 2015 : Austin Spiritual Directors Retreat
Monday, November 14, 2015: Daniel Hope- Deep Listening
Past Community Retreats
2017 Silent Retreat at Still Waters November 11, 2017
STILL WATERS: A SPIRITUAL OUTPOST
9409 Granada Hills Drive, Austin, TX 78737
In keeping with members’ requests that the retreat be simple, we are asked to bring our own soup bowl and spoon. Soup and bread will be provided for lunch. Also, we need to bring our own drink and cup.
The retreat is free to 2015 SDC members. Others who come will be asked to join ($25) or give a donation.
We will gather at the beginning for a meditation. We will also have an hour during which we can meet with another retreatant, if we would like to. Otherwise, we will be in silence. Please bring a book that has inspired you. We will place these books on a table to share during the retreat.
To Register for Silent Retreat email :
NOVEMBER 7, 2015--9:00 to 3:00
Austin Spiritual Directors Community Retreat 2014
The Austin Spiritual Directors Community hosted Fr. Martin Laird
The Austin Spiritual Directors Community Retreat committee hosted a wonderful retreat for Spiritual Directors from all over Central Texas designed to take time to grow, learn and come together under the guidance of
Fr. Martin Laird, O. S. A., a Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University. Among his writings are, Into The Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation, and A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation. He has lectured and led retreats throughout the United States, Ireland, and the UK.
The retreat day focused on times for silent prayer and Fr. Laird's talks on the role of contemplation in the life of the spiritual director.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: Still Waters Retreat Center
9409 Granada Hills Drive, Austin, Texas 78737
Time: Check-in--8:30 to 9:00 a.m.; Dismissal--5:00 p.m.
Cost: (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch) $60--SDC members; $45--students in Spiritual Direction Training Programs; $75--non-members. Space is limited to 50-55 people, so first-come, first-serve. Register early!
Contact Susan Murff for Registration Forms at:
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