The “SDI Learns From…” educational video series is a free gift to you. Learn about the value and benefits found in spiritual direction and contemplative practice from wise, diverse leaders and teachers in the global learning community of Spiritual Directors International. Available on DVD for personal, or teaching use. Not for resale.
SDI learns from...
Una Agnew, SSL, speaks about silence, the role of prayer and contemplative practice, and how spiritual guidance cultivates peace.
Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress and Dr. Norvene Vest, OSB, Obl, explore walking as a spiritual contemplative practice.
Wilkie Au, PhD, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro, PhD, explore spiritual direction and making prayer relevant for today.
Cynthia Baga describes how spiritual direction and life itself cultivate a primary relationship with God.
Peter Ball and Carol Ludwig converse about what nourishes spiritual directors.
Dr. Gary W. Barkley and Carol Ludwig, MA, ABD, explore spiritual direction and cultivating compassion in multicultural settings.
Reverend William A. Barry, SJ, PhD, and Bernadette Miles explore the gifts of spiritual direction as they discuss Ignatian spirituality, Jesus as contemplative teacher, and spiritual companionship across traditions.
Betsey Beckman, MM, and Straja Linder King, MA, ATR, talk about spiritual direction and the imagination.
Margaret Benefiel, PhD, and Geraldine Holton, MSc, talk about spiritual direction and supervision.
Reverend Gibbon Bogatsu speaks about how spiritual direction helps people deepen their relationship with God.
Reverend Gibbon Bogatsu, The Reverend Mary Earle, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Alexandra Kovats, CSJP, Jamal Rahman each respond to, “As a spiritual director, what nourishes or refreshes you?"
Reverend Sherry Bryant-Johnson and Francoise Mbazoa, SSCM, dialogue about spiritual direction in Cameroon, Africa, and Mississippi, USA.
Reverend Brenda Buckwell and Sandra L. Lommasson dialogue about building safe communities of compassion.
Reverend Dr. Seung Gi Choi and Reverend Dr. Rebecca Smith Ritchey speak about cross-cultural spiritual direction in Korea.
Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND and Vivian Feintech converse about spiritual direction, prayer, and being present.
Reverend Lynette Dungan clarifies how participating at the Parliament of the World's Religions inspires her to be an agent of peace in the world, offering spiritual direction.
Reverend Mary C. Earle and John Philip Newell affirm embodied Celtic spirituality, the sacredness of our being, and genuine sacrifice.
Reverend Tilden H. Edwards, PhD, and Leslie A. Hay speak about the value of a spiritual companion, and describe two ways spiritual guidance impacts the greater common good.
Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Carol Ann Fournier, MS, NCC, dialogue about spiritual direction in Jewish and interspiritual or multifaith contexts.
Pegge Erkeneff tells you how to find a spiritual director, step by step.
Rabbi Ted Falcon describes the Torah as a paradigm for spiritual awakening, and spiritual direction as a place for doubts and questions to be explored.
Robert Frager, PhD, and Pegge Erkeneff talk about spiritual guidance in the Sufi tradition; Frager offers a blessing for spiritual guides and seekers.
Noel Giblett and Reverend Barry Hollowell, MDiv, speak about male spirituality, sexuality, and spiritual direction.
Wil Hernandez, PhD shares on spiritual companioning, and benefits of Christian spiritual direction.
Reverend Terry Hershey and Marianne Hieb, RSM explore spiritual direction and the imagination.
Jennifer Hoffmann and Mirabai Starr candidly converse about imagination, creativity, prayer, and paradox.
Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, GC-C, and Reverend Ruqaiyah Nabe, RN, DMin, speak about compassion, Islam, and spiritual connection.
Zsuzsanna Laczko describes forgiveness, healing, and discerning a call to become a spiritual director.
Reverend Jill Manton describes the ancient, hospitable ministry of spiritual direction and the diversity of life.
Reverend Monsignor Ramon Masculino tells how to cultivate gratefulness, and describes who can benefit from spiritual direction.
Reverend Rosalie Norman-McNaney and Therese Taylor-Stinson explore spiritual direction and cultivating compassion for justice.
Rabbi Jacob J. Staub and Jennifer Hoffmann talk about spiritual direction, the spiritual journey, flow, "guck" and suffering.
Richard Rohr, OFM converses about how spiritual direction relates to peace and justice.
Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI describes how meeting regularly with a spiritual director would help people in three stages of life.
Sally Taylor teaches about contemplative practices in spiritual direction.
Therese Taylor-Stinson responds to "Who do you speak with about extraordinary experiences of God?" and "How might we learn to pray from African spiritual traditions?"
Reverend Jane E. Vennard offers an insightful conversation about the value and benefits of spiritual direction and what to expect in spiritual direction.