past spiritual formation

a sampling of spiritual formation offerings – though retreats & workshops are also part of spiritual formation as well…

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Friday, July 15th, 2016 – 1:30pm
University of California-Berkeley, Tolman Hall
Youth will learn about and have the opportunity to experience Centering Prayer, a Christian contemplative practice.  Joellynn Monahan, Abbess of Heart of Wisdom Monastery, joins guest presenters from several faith traditions teaching meditation and contemplation in The Art of Meditation Class (part of UC-Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program).

Sacred Questions – Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Plymouth Jazz & Justice Church, United Church of Christ, Oakland, CA
A conversation reflecting on questions of religion, spirituality, faith generated by the children and youth of the congregation in the Sunday morning Sacred Zone (aka Sunday School)

Spiritual Direction as a Spiritual Discipline – November 24th, 2014
held in the Mudd Building, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Presentation for Graduate Theological Union students enrolled in the Spiritual Formation for Leadership course with Professor Jim Lawrence.

Invitation to Gratefulness Workshop – November 15th, 2014
Buckham Chapel, Berkeley, CA
Part of the November Gratitude Intensive offered by Into the Wilderness.  We’ll be focusing on how gratitude is one of the beloved practices of prayer in the Christian tradition.  You’ll learn simple practices of gratefulness to use in everyday living and immerse yourself in an embodied experience of gratefulness in community.