Program for Years 2018-2020

The scheduled topics for the two-year program are included below. Please note, scheduled topics are subject to change.

Meeting Times: Classes meet on Saturdays at the Osage Forest of Peace from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Meals: Tuition cost includes breakfast (8:30 a.m.) and lunch (12:30 p.m.) meals at the Saturday sessions.

Program for Year 2018-2019

This program would be year one for the Class of 2020 and year two for the Class of 2019.

 July 28            Welcome Reception for incoming students

September 8   Introduction to Forest of Peace School; Journaling: A Spiritual Discipline.  The Spiritual Autobiography is due.

October 6         Interspirituality and Spiritual Direction

November 3    The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator

December 1    The Practice of Lectio Divina

Jan. 4-7            Weekend Retreat: Spiritual Disciplines and the Spiritual Director

February 2     Buddhist Spirituality

March 2           Life Transitions

April 6              Native American Spirituality

May 4               Loss and Grief: Tools for the Spiritual Director

June 1               Mindfulness as a Spiritual Practice

June 8              Graduation of Class 2017-2019

Program for Year 2019-2020

This program would be year one for the Class of 2021 and year two for the Class of 2020.

July 27               Welcome Reception for returning and incoming students

September 7    Introduction to Forest of Peace School; The Enneagram and Spiritual Development. The Spiritual Autobiography is due (with updated reflection for second year students).

October 5        Benedictine Spirituality

November 2    Human Sexuality and Spirituality

December 7    Discernment and the Clearness Committee

Jan. 10-11         Weekend Retreat: The Spiritual Director: Roles and Practice

February 1      Hindu Spirituality

March 7            12-Step Spirituality

April 4               Spirituality of Islam

May 2                Jewish Spirituality

June 6                African-American Spirituality

June 13              Graduation of Class 2018–2020

Practicum Hours

Some practicum hours will be provided as part of the class sessions.  During the second year of the program, students will be required to provide spiritual direction and review these sessions with a faculty member.  Further information about the practicum process will be provided in class sessions.

Reading and Homework

At each class session, students will be provided with reading assignments and homework related to the topic for the next session.  A bibliography of required and recommended readings will be provided at the Welcome Reception.