AT315: Contemplative Practices
AT315—CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION MINISTRY
Drawing up the rich resources of the Christian contemplative tradition, this course examines closely different kinds of contemplative practices with the aim of increasing openness to the way God's Spirit is active in the hearts of both spiritual directors and those whom they companion in the spiritual life. Students will experience and develop an ability to guide others in stillness and movement practices, spiritual practices that tap into creativity and generative processes, ritual/cyclical practices, and relational practices. The pedagogy will include role playing of spiritual teaching of contemplative practices. Underlying the course will be the conviction that ministries of spiritual direction, guidance or companionship are a form of prayer grounded in the spiritual lives of those who offer these ministries.
This course fulfills practicum requirements for Spiritual Direction concentrations. Students may register for either one or two credits.
Adj. Prof. Westina Matthews. 1 or 2 Credits.
Winter 2014. Wednesday-Friday, January 8-10, 9:00am-1:00pm.
If this is the first course you are registering for in the Winter 2014 term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course in this term, you do not need to add the Academic Fee.