Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start.
Spiritual direction is a process of deep listening with a spiritual companion as you attempt to deepen your relationship with the divine and grow in your own personal spirituality. In trusting companionship with a spiritual director, it offers a gentle process of deep inner-wisdom over time that helps you recognize the grace given to you in everyday life.
Who is it for?
Spiritual direction can be the next step on your journey if you long to find meaning in your spiritual life, discover your inner-self, and grow closer to God and to others. It is different than psychological counseling in that it is concerned with hearing and responding to God.
Spiritual direction sessions provide an opportunity to hear how God is moving you toward growth, and how you can begin to practice a more contemplative spirituality that brings God closer to you in your daily life.
What is a spiritual direction session like?
Spiritual direction sessions typically occur one time per month for an hour and can be ongoing for as long as you and your spiritual director wish to continue.
The spiritual director provides a safe place for you to explore spiritual questions. You are encouraged to share stories of your encounters of the divine, or how you may be experiencing spiritual issues. The director listens carefully and asks questions to assist you in your process of reflection and spiritual growth, and helps you discover what God might be saying through you.
How do I begin?
It is important to find the right companion on your journey, and at Tau Center we have a small group of Spiritual Directors available to you. We encourage you to contact them directly regarding your interests and their availability. Fees are determined individually by each spiritual director and should be negotiated with them directly. If you are interested in Spiritual Direction please fill out the Spiritual Direction Request form (to the right).
We also offer Guided Retreats at Tau Center which provide a reserved space and time for you to work directly with a spiritual director on staff at Tau Center or your own personal director on a day specifically designed for you.
As we go through adulthood, we experience many moments where life calls us to pause and wonder. Transitions in family circumstances, professional career, moving to a new location, marriage or death can be marked by an inner change as we sometimes examine our faith during these times. Sometimes we find ourselves at a point where we need something, but we’re not sure exactly what we’re yearning for.
As you seek inner-peace in your life, a Guided Retreat offers a personal, quiet space to explore your relationship with God and the love that surrounds you always. We work closely with you to create a Guided Retreat customized around your needs and where you are in life and on your spiritual journey. A quiet retreat provides an opportunity to rest, renew, learn and grow in your own spirituality.
During the retreat you are provided a comfortable Quiet Room and also given time for contemplative and solitary activities, including prayer, journaling, reading, walking the grounds, art and music, and use of our Chapel.
You may also request the companioning of a spiritual director during your retreat. Our directors are sensitive and responsive to where you are on your journey and are experienced in different faith practices. You will have time to meet with one of them and share any issues that may have emerged. You may be given a scripture reading or something that might help you to be compassionately present with whatever has surfaced in your life.
To schedule your Guided Retreat online, click here.
Take a nourishing timeout!
At Tau Center, there are comfortable rooms and beautiful grounds to spend a quiet day in reflection or prayer. Whether it is an hour or a whole day, we welcome you to take the time to nourish your spirit. Any of our offerings can be personalized to your needs and in-person retreat day.
Looking for a spiritual companion on retreat?
At Tau Center, we offer Directed Retreats where you have time not only for solitary activities and contemplation, but also are given time to meet with a Spiritual Director
Are you interested in practicing at Tau Center?
We offer space for Spiritual Directors to meet with individuals or in peer group gatherings. To learn more, please click on the Spiritual Director Inquiry form below.