Spiritual Direction: Virtual Introduction

Dec 31st 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Spiritual Direction: A Virtual Introduction

Join us via ZOOM! for an introductory session with program Director Rev. John R. Mabry, Ph.D as he explains how to "help people discover a relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human."

To RSVP click HERE

or email admissions(at)chaplaincyinstitute.org to reserve your spot with admissions manager, Ineda Adesanya.


Once RSVP'd you can follow the instructions below to join the event! 

Time: Mar 15, 2018 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4280922425

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,4280922425# or +16465588656,,4280922425#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 428 092 2425

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=CnbAvRN9m5ggsRlyZgb6FiUiq654fnCC


But what is Spiritual Direction...want more information? See below! 


June 2018 - June 2019

This program is designed for those who feel called to a private practice in personal, one-on-one spiritual direction, and who anticipate working with clients from a variety of faith traditions. It is also well-suited for those who intend to do group spiritual direction, and for those of other helping professions who want to add a spiritual guidance perspective to their current work (such as psychotherapists, social workers, health practitioners, ministers and chaplains). Upon successful completion of the program, participants are qualified to provide spiritual direction in the context of their choosing.

This offering is designed to inspire, nurture and educate those who are called to serve as Spiritual Directors in an Interfaith capacity in our increasingly diverse world. Our innovative course features a combination of the study of world religions, an exploration of personal spirituality, and spiritual direction skills... all in a creatively infused and experiential context.



Our Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program teaches a non-directive Interfaith approach. We do not believe in telling people how to think, what to believe, how they are supposed to feel, or what to do in any specific circumstances. We believe that the person who comes to us for direction is the expert on his or her own spiritual life, and given time and prayerful or meditative reflection, can discern what is best. Thus, we teach skills to help people discern their own deep inner wisdom and to live with a deeper sense of connection and alignment with Spirit.


The techniques and concepts taught in this program rely on there being a Divine reality or a larger Self. How each student experiences and names this sacred presence will be quite diverse. Some students will call it “God,” or “Brahman,” “Buddha Nature,” or many other names, but however it is conceived of some acknowledgement and engagement with this Divine reality is essential. Students who do not believe in any Divine reality may be able to engage if they can rest in and trust a transcendent concept of Life seeking wholeness and harmony in all things. Students who do not believe in any Divine reality whatsoever will find this a difficult and frustrating program, since much of our practice depends on a deep trust, connection, and reliance on a Divine reality. If you have concerns about this, please contact the program director to discuss whether the program is right for you.

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