The Center for Spiritual Deepening was born in 2016 when....
a small group of friends who had been gathering for regular silent payer and conversation began to wonder how we might open our gatherings to a wider group. We were sure there must be many others seeking a community in which to pursue a deeper connection to our inner guide. We began by looking for teachers who could speak about the spiritual life and lead classes and workshops on spiritual practice.
Since January of 2016 the Center has hosted speakers on Centering Prayer, poetry, Jung, body prayer, Teilhard de Chardin, Lectio Divina, and much more. We have hosted art workshops and quiet days, and book study groups focusing on the practice of making art.
What we are coming to understand is that those who attend these events make up a community, one that has to do with the desire for spiritual deepening and whose members may or may not find value in the community commonly known as "church." Our hope is to provide nurture and support for that community.
What is the Center for Spiritual Deepening about?
We want to be intentional in choosing the life we will live, what matters, where we invest our energy, what kind of person we will be. We believe we can choose to live in love, caring for others, responding to people and events around us from the grounded-ness of wisdom rather than reacting in ways that add to the world’s pain. Spiritual deepening is the means by which we hope to gain clarity and support for our intention to live well. Through its offerings, the Center for Spiritual Deepening brings us into contact with ancient traditions that teach the way of growing in love. The Center for Spiritual Deepening is a Community of people who long to become the sound, whole persons all those traditions tell us we were created to become.