SoulGuiding follows a mentorship model with home-based practices, learning and practicum requirements. The program uses a breadth of embodied spiritual practices, the enneagram (a dynamic symbol of transformation) and wisdom teachings as guides to the inner life including:
~ understanding oneself and others
~ being faithful to one’s inner soul life that sees no divide between heart, intellect and body
~ opening to the world of spirit while being grounded in the Christian tradition
~ practicing forms of service, meditation and prayer
The 2 year SoulGuiding journey has 3 distinct phases
The first phase is devoted to experiential spiritual formation and spiritual practice including the Journey Group process. Within a caring community, participants begin the deep inner work of learning, discerning and formation in attending to the Spirit.
March 13 – October 30, 2016
The second phase begins the shift from peer group spiritual accompaniment into developing skills and practices for the particular art of accompanying another. At the second residency we begin to work in program practice groups and this continues through phase two. In the middle of the second phase, the community gathers for a silent retreat (4 days, 5 nights) with spiritual direction provided by program teachers.
October 30, 2016 – May 28, 2017
The third phase is for those who have discerned the call to continue in ongoing formation plus deepening in the practise of Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Accompaniment and the way of the contemplative life. There are two more residencies in this third phase.
May 28, 2017 – June 30, 2018
All of the residencies and home study emphasize spiritual deepening and practices, skill development, the practice of holy listening, ongoing meetings with your own spiritual director, staff supervision and the accompaniment of a member of the Jubilee community.
Residential events will be held at the Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island, BC.
First Residency: March 13—20 , 2016
Second Residency: Oct 30—November 4, 2016
Third Residency (Retreat): March 14-19, 2017
Fourth Residency: May 28—June 2, 2017
Fifth (final) Residency: March 11-18, 2018
Application deadline: November 30, 2015.
Now accepting applications for waitlist.
Application available here.
Letter of reference available here.