Spiritual Companion Groups Workshop
Seeking spiritually guided lives, communities, and societies
This workshop offers practices in skills of spiritual companion groups. It is organized to refresh active practitioners and strengthen new groups.
Participants come from many:
- Backgrounds: peace and justice movements, Quaker Meetings, and various religious, interfaith, community, or counseling groups.
- Locations: USA from east to west coasts, Asia, and open to others.
- Ages: Typically teens through adults, but interested pre-teens are welcome.
- Some or all of your companion group members are encouraged to attend.
Facilitators are participating in their own companion groups and may also be organizing local community gatherings of companion groups for discernment in their area.
July 8, 2022, Friday
7:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern USA
Spiritual Companion Groups are self-selected groups of 2-4 people who meet every 1-3 weeks for 1-2 hours. Companions divide group time equally and test each others’ discernment by offering reflection and feedback. Companions keep notebooks for their own experiment with the Spirit in their lives, documenting what is true for themselves and for the group as a whole. Multiple companion groups in an area may meet every 2-4 months to share the guidance arising for among them collectively to: 1) hear how groups approach this practice and what is arising among them, 2) exchange reflection and feedback, and 3) rearrange groups and membership, valuing both short-term and long-standing groups.
Optional donations to keep this work alive. Transfer over Venmo @nadinehoover, or Mail a check: Conscience Studio, 90 W University St, Alfred, NY 14802.
Note: Ongoing Workshops in March, July, and November, first Fridays, 7:00 – 9:30pm Eastern USA