Courses, Seminars, Retreats

2020

13 - 18 January 2020
"Fundamentals of Spiritual Direction"
Course (with Dr. Maria Tattu Bowen). Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary (www.sfts.edu)
14 March (Saturday)
"Examining Our Lives in Lent"
2019 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
2 - 4 April (Thursday - Saturday)
Presentation at the Annual Conference of The Association of Doctor of Ministry Educators (ADME).
Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX.
1 - 3 June (Monday - Wednesday)
“Staff Retreat”
For Tenth Church, Vancouver, B.C.
20 June - 3 July (Two weeks, Monday - Friday)  
“Contemplative Listening: The Foundation of Spiritual Friendship and Direction”
A two week course at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. (www.regent~college.edu).

2019

13 - 18 January 2019
"Fundamentals of Spiritual Direction"
Course (with Dr. Maria Tattu Bowen). Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary (www.sfts.edu)
6 April (Saturday)
"Examining Our Lives in Lent."
2019 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
15 - 19 July (Monday - Friday)
“Cultivating Spiritual Thriving” (SP738)
Fuller Theological Seminary, D.Min. course at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA.
29 July - 2 August (One week, Monday-Friday)
“Spiritual Disciplines in the Company of Others”
A weeklong course at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. (www.regent~college.edu).
31 July (Wednesday evening)  
“Walking the Spiritual Exercises: Praying with Scripture on the Pilgrim Trail”
Public lecture at Regent College: (7 p.m.)
September through May (Thursday mornings)
"The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius."
A weekly 30-week retreat through New College Berkeley and co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Registration through NCB.
September 27 - 29 (Friday-Sunday)
"Cultivating Our Lives in Community"
A women’s retreat for St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Alhatti Christian Resort and Retreat Center, Idyllwild, CA.
7 October - 2 November (on-line course)  
“Discernment.”
CenterQuest (spiritual direction training).
7 December, Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
NCB/FPCB Advent Retreat
A Contemplative Advent Retreat co-sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley (at the church).

2018

16 - 20 January 2018
"Fundamentals of Spiritual Direction" courses.
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary (www.sfts.edu)
3 March (Saturday)
"Examining Our Lives in Lent."
2018 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
12 - 14 April (Thursday - Saturday)
“Dwelling in the Discomfort Zone”
A panel presentation at the Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
14 May - 9 June (on-line course)
“Discernment”
CenterQuest (spiritual direction training).
21 May - 1 June (Two weeks, Monday-Friday)  
“Contemplative Listening: The Foundation of Spiritual Friendship and Direction.”
A weeklong course at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. (www.regent~college.edu).
23 May (Wednesday evening)
Public lecture at Regent College: “Narrative and Pilgrimage: Forming Our Stories in the Company of Others.”
September through May (Thursday mornings)
"The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius." A weekly 30-week retreat through New College Berkeley and co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Registration through NCB.
Fall Fuller Course (4 Saturdays, October-December)  
“Practice of Christian Community.” Menlo Park. (www.fuller.edu)
NCB/FPCB Advent Retreat (Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
A Contemplative Advent Retreat co-sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley (at the church).

2017

9-28 January 2017 (Three Weeks)
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA. Courses: "Introduction to Contemplative Listening" and "The Foundations of Spiritual Direction." (www.sfts.edu)
4 March (Sat.)
2017 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: "Examining Our Lives in Lent." 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
March 25 and April 8 (Saturday mornings)
"The Psychology and Spirituality of Flourishing." An NCB/GTU course with Dr. John White. (www.newcollegeberkeley.org)
March 31-April 1 (Friday and Saturday)
"Listening Stories into Speech" A weekend retreat for spiritual companions and leaders. Sacred Path Ministry (www.sacredpathministry.org). Oregon.
8-9 June (Thursday-Friday)
Plenary and panel addresses at Ancient Evangelical Future Conference: Medieval Wisdom 500 Years after the Reformation, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA. (www.tsm.edu)
21 June (Wednesday)
All-day pastors' retreat, "Living a God-Cultivated Life." Jakarta, Indonesia
22 June (Thursday)
All-day retreat on "Praying with Scripture." Jakarta, Indonesia
10-14 July (Monday-Friday)
"Regent College, Vancouver, BC. Course on "Christian Spiritual Disciplines." (http://www.regent-college.edu/).
10 July (Monday)
Evening public lecture at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. "Retrieving the Ancient Practice of Spiritual Direction in an Age of Self-Help." 7:30 p.m.
19-20 August (Saturday - Sunday)
Retreat for Berkeley Covenant Church at Mission Springs, CA. "Practices of Community."
September through May (Thursday mornings)
"The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius." A weekly 30-week retreat through New College Berkeley and co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Registration through NCB.
October through November (Saturdays)
"Practice of Christian Community." A credit-course through Fuller Theological Seminary (Menlo Park campus) held on four Saturdays.(www.fuller.edu)
9 December (Saturday morning)
"Hearing from God:" An Advent Retreat (Sat. morning) "Advent Retreat." A morning of prayer sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. 9 a.m.- 1p.m.
NCB/FPCB Advent Retreat (Date TBD)

2016

9-30 January 2016 (Three weeks)
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA. Courses: "Introduction to Contemplative Listening" and "The Foundations of Spiritual Direction."
5 March 2016 (Sat.)
2016 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: "Examining Our Lives in Lent." 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
18 April (Mon.)
"The Cultivated Life," Menlo Church. 7 p.m. 704B Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
16 May (Mon.)
Speaking to spiritual directors in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Western region. Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos. 31 May (Tues.)
Evening lecture, Olivet University at Korean University, Seoul.
4 June (Sat.)
Speaking at Pastors' Conference, New Life Church, Osaka, Japan.
5 June (Sun.)
Preaching at New Life Church, Osaka, Japan.
27 June-July 8 2016 (Two weeks)
Regent College, Vancouver, BC. "Contemplative Listening: The Foundation of Spiritual Friendship and Direction."
4 July (Mon.)
Evening public lecture at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. "Paying Attention and Taking the Time to Discover Our Stories." 7:30 p.m.
September through May (Thurs. mornings)
"The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius." A weekly 30-week retreat through New College Berkeley and co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Registration through NCB.
October through November (Saturdays)
"Practice of Christian Community." A credit-course through Fuller Theological Seminary (Menlo Park campus) held on four Saturdays.
3 December (Sat. morning)
“Hearing from God:” An Advent Retreat (Sat. morning) "Advent Retreat." A morning of prayer sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. 9 a.m.- 1p.m.
4 December (Sun. morning)
Preaching at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

2015

January 2015 (Three Weeks)
"The Art of Christian Listening" and "Fundamentals of Spiritual Direction" courses. Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
19 January (Mon.)
Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA. "Christian Spiritual Direction."
2-6 February (Tues.-Fri.)
ERRC Retreat, Botanic Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand. "Resurrection Living."
21 February (Sat.)
New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: "Examining Our Lives in Lent." 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
30 May (Sat.)
Contemplative Center of Silicon Valley. "Grace-Filled Dual Solitude: Attachment, Transformation, and Flow." 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
26 June (Fri.)
Village Books, Bellingham, Washington. Lecture and Book-Signing. 7 p.m.
29 June-3 July (Mon.-Fri.)
Regent College. "Christian Spiritual Disciplines."
1 July (Wed.)
Regent College. Evening Public Lecture: "The Cultivated Life in a Culture of Attachment Disorders and Disordered Attachment." Book-signing for "The Cultivated Life" following the lecture.
11 July (Sat.)
"Leaving the Circus and Entering the Garden." An evening lecture and book-signing co-sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, held at the church.
September (2015) through May (2016)
"The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius." A weekly 30-week retreat through New College Berkeley and co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Registration through NCB.
18 September (Fri.)
"Friendship Matters." Convocation chapel, Belmont University (Nashville, TN).
11 October (Sun.)
Book event for "The Cultivated Life." 2-4 p.m. First Congregational Church of San Jose (1980 Hamilton Avenue, www.firstccsj.org).
October through November
"Practice of Christian Community." A credit-course through Fuller Theological Seminary (Menlo Park campus) held on four Saturdays.
1 November (Sun.)
"The Cultivated Life" interview on Pittsburgh's "Amplify" radio program on KDKA with Fr. Ron Lengwin (9 p.m., EST)
22 November (Sun.)
Book event for "The Cultivated Life." 12:30 at Menlo Park Church Cafe, 700 B Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park
5 December (Sat.)
"Advent Retreat." A morning of prayer sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

2014

6-24 January 2014 (Three weeks)
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA. Courses: Introduction to Contemplative Listening and The Foundations of Spiritual Direction.
12 April (Sat.)
2014 New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Contemplative Prayer Retreat: "Examining Our Lives in Lent." 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, New College Berkeley.
14-25 July 2014 (Two weeks)
Regent College, Vancouver, BC. Contemplative Listening.