Vancouver School of Theology

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SP111C – The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment

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Thursday – Saturday July 6-8, 2017: Thurs 7-9pm; Fri 9-4; Sat 9-4

The desire of contemplatives – to discern and be attuned to the movement of Spirit – shapes their way of being in the world. Contemplatives come alongside as soul friends, intentionally holding space for others to be ever more attuned to the movement of Spirit in their own lives. Our purpose in these 16 hours focused upon deepening accompaniment, is to experience the kind of engagement of body, mind, and heart that is required in spiritual companioning. This will involve practices of movement, silence, mindful presentation, ritual, lectio divina, contemplation, and holy listening in the context of journey group process.  Note: This course is available for audit or Certificate credit only

Lois Huey Heck, Dawn Kilarski, Tim Scorer, Barry Vall are the four members of the leadership team for BC-based Pacific Jubilee which offers programs and retreats in spiritual formation, soul development and the art of spiritual direction. Collectively the team brings decades of involvement in spiritual companioning, adult experiential learning, program development, and mentoring.

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