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2023 Classes & Seminars


Online Centering Prayer & Meditation

Join us any Friday morning from 9:00-10:00am CST for 20 minutes of Centering Prayer followed by Lectio Divina with selections from a Sacred text, poem, song, &/or piece of art.


Note: Same Zoom link every week.  Zoom link sent no later than 30 minutes before the group begins.


Calendar for Lectio, Visio, & Audio Divina (reading, looking, & listening with the eyes & ears of the heart):

January 13th-February 17th: The Cloud of Unknowing

February 24th-April 7th: The Book of Proverbs

April 14th-May 26th: Tao Te Ching

June-July: The Book of Ecclesiastes

August: Poems & Blessings by Mary Oliver, David Whyte, John O’Donohue, & Kate Bowler

September: Art & Words by St. Hildegard of Bingen

October 6th-Nov. 17th: The Book of Job

November 24th-December 29th: The Gospels with art & music by various artists

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Trauma Informed Spiritual Direction 101

April 25, 7 - 8 pm CT, Virtual

We all carry our own stories and history with us wherever we go. Not only do we bring our own experiences into our spiritual direction sessions, but our directees bring theirs. Most people have experienced some kind of trauma and adversity that can impact an individual's journey through spiritual direction.


This workshop will lay the foundation for how to engage in your spiritual direction practice in a trauma informed way. We will discuss how trauma affects people and the signs of trauma. We will learn tools with which to respond, and how to safeguard against re-traumatization.


In this workshop we’ll answer the following questions:


  •  What does it mean to be trauma informed?
  •  What is trauma informed spiritual direction?
  •  What’s going on in our body when we’re activated (aka triggered)?
  •  What are tools that can be used when we or a directee are feeling activated?


Please bring art supplies to this session as it will be interactive and there will be a guided activity. Examples include: paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers, journal or pen.


This is a free workshop. 


Abby Buter is a student in Wisdom Tree Collective’s School of Spiritual Direction. This workshop is part of her Year Two integration project, a culmination of her work in the program. While not a licensed therapist, Abby draws on her spiritual direction training, personal research, and experience as a Staff Resilience Coordinator & Wellness Coach in Tacoma, WA.

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2023 Retreats

“The Wisdom Pattern: Embracing It in Your Own Life”—March 23-26, 2023, 2pm ET-2pm ET  


When things are falling apart, what do you do?   


Some of us will grit our teeth and try even harder to tame the chaos.  Others will smile and pretend nothing is happening.  Neither lead to healing, resilience, or wisdom.  But what if there is a third way?   


Reflecting on your own story, learn how to recognize The Wisdom Pattern—Order/Disorder/Reorder.  From science to religion, from the seasons of the year to all societies, this pattern is found everywhere.  Christians celebrate this pattern in Jesus’ life, death, & resurrection.  Discover how to celebrate it in your life and see the world with new eyes. 


This will be part seminar, part silent retreat with spiritual direction. 



Facilitated by: Kasey Hitt, MDiv, spiritual director, co-founder of WTC and teacher in the School of Spiritual Direction & Kim Working, physicist, alumni of Richard Rohr/CAC’s The Living School, co-founder of WTC and current student in the School of Spiritual Direction  


Location: Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, IN 

Fee: $525 single occupancy  (private bed/bath, 9 meals, spiritual direction & all materials)  Contact us for double-occupancy fee. 

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