Courses, Seminars, Retreats

2017

January 2017 (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. (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)
Ancient Evangelical Future Conference: "The Medieval Option 500 Years after the Reformation." Plenary and panel presentations. Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA (www.tsm.edu)
16-20 June
Speaking in Indonesia about "The Cultivated Life"
10-14 July (Monday-Friday)
"Spiritual Disciplines. A weeklong course at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. (http://www.regent-college.edu/).
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.
Fall Fuller Course (4 Saturdays, October-December)
"Practice of Christian Community." Menlo Park. (www.fuller.edu)
23 September (Saturday)
40th Anniversary Celebration of New College Berkeley!!!
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.