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What are the big questions in your life? Where are you on the spiritual journey? Do you have people in your life who listen to your deepest questions, with contemplative presence and compassion? SDI Creative Director Matt Whitney hosts conversations on spiritual direction, guidance, contemplation, and community. This podcast offers a wide range of perspectives, stories, and conversations about the... more

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This is Part Three of our preview for our next 10-session course, New Perspectives on the Enneagram for Troubled Times, featuring Chelsea Forbrook and Rev. Nhien Vuong. more

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This is Part Two of our preview for our next 10-session course, New Perspectives on the Enneagram for Troubled Times, featuring Allen Proctor, Erlina Edwards, and Ben Campbell.  more

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Those familiar with the Enneagram know what a powerful tool for self-discovery and insight it can be. With that in mind we are pleased to announce our latest 10 session course offering from SDI – New Perspectives on the Enneagram for Spiritual Direct... more

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  • Interfaith Awareness

    Somewhat unique to SDI conversations with practitioners of seemingly disparate faiths is the knowledge they often have of each other’s practices. The search for meaning and purposefulness of life is a common thread. Various holy books, or scriptures, are not the end but the beginning of self awareness whose goal is universal love for all of creation and realization that everything in the universe is connected. Zazen, Vipasanna meditation and contemplative prayer are some of the interchangeable p... more

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  • Incredible!

    Each episode is insightful and powerful. So much to be gained and learnt.

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    South Africa2 years ago
  • Looking for episode 009!

    I am looking for an old episode: 009 with Diane Millis. I’ve used it with groups I lead to talk about our lives as stories, and I went to send it to the new group and it’s gone! Is there any way I can get access to it? It’s so helpful!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 years ago
  • Episode 62

    I really enjoyed this particular episode, as a walker myself. The topic of pilgrimage refreshed my understanding of sacred experiences. I observe Matt as much more comfortable as an interviewer - more familiar with spiritual direction/companionship, to the point of contributing his own relevant stories.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 years ago

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