Workshops & Retreats

Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Formation & Training Program

Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Formation & Training Program

Are you called to become a spiritual director? Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch brings the highly regarded Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Formation & Training Program in southern California to the exhilarating landscapes of historic Ghost Ranch. This program is rooted in the deep, contemplative Christian tradition and honors the sacred listening practices of other traditions, as well.

The first step in the Stillpoint process is participation in The Spiritual Journey– July 29-August 5, 2019. This week-long retreat is a required step whereby participants interested in becoming spiritual directors discern the next steps of their own spiritual journey.

For more program information & to register:
For more information: Elizabeth Rechter, Stillpoint Executive Director 949.241.0572

The next step in the Stillpoint process is participation in The Art of Spiritual Direction which is a two-year program culminating in certification. The next group begins with the first session on Monday, November 11 to Monday, November 18, 2019, followed by session two, April 2020; session three, October 2020 and session four, March 2021. Note: All sessions begin with Monday arrival (post 3:00 p.m.) and conclude the following Monday morning.

Participants who apply and are accepted in the program will travel to Ghost Ranch for four (4) one-week residential intensives that span over 14 months. An experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors will facilitate the sessions, using presentations, role-plays, discussions, demonstrations, spiritual practices, contemplative exercises and prayer. The Stillpoint program is noted for engagement and is a practicum. We practice the art of spiritual direction with hours of practice with participants and staff so the graduates may experience and perfect their gifts in being spiritually present to others. Participants find that their lives change as their gifts of deep listening and presence emerge.

A Seasoned-Call-A Retreat for Spiritual Companions & Soul Care Workers
Save the Date: Thursday-Sunday, October 31-November 3, 2019 with details coming soon.


Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Formation & Training ProgramInformation: To learn more about Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Formation & Training Program, contact Ravi Verma at Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, 323.340.8036. Ravi Verma will be happy to discuss the program with you personally.

Stillpoint Videos courtesy of Rev. Larry Hastings

Message from The Reverend Mike Olsen about Stillpoint

Message from the Participants in The Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch Spiritual Direction Program

Message from Ravi Verma, Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Program Instructor



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