SDI is the Home of Spiritual Companionship
WHO WE ARE
We are an inclusive, global learning community that advocates for and celebrates the service of spiritual companionship, also known as spiritual direction, spiritual accompaniment, and spiritual guidance.
WHY WE ARE
SDI exists to support, educate and connect spiritual companions, spiritual directors, life coaches, chaplains, health care workers, and many other friends, providing a deep listening community where companions can find one another.
WHOEVER YOU ARE
All are welcome the way they are, carrying their own orientations and traditions (or none), where we all benefit from sharing our practices, beliefs and rituals. Here we share universal human values of love, compassion and respect.
Find a Spiritual Companion
Are you curious about finding a spiritual director to work with? Locating and interviewing a spiritual director, chaplain or life coach is an important step in your spiritual journey. To aid your process in finding a spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the 6000 spiritual companions listed in our free searchable database below. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to connect with a spiritual companion, to find a training program and/or a retreat center. Experience the contemplative gifts of deep listening and find a spiritual companion to work with today!
Join Us At SDI
You can become an SDI Member, participate in an online webinar or town hall, attend a workshop or conference, or travel with us on an SDI Journey. Check out our many offerings in the Media and Events section above.
Updates from SDI
Spiritual direction or companionship inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all.
The spiritual companions of SDI share their stories on our blog. Receive nourishment, learn a new practice, and gain insight into the healing modality of spiritual companionship through one of the stories shared below.
By Matt Whitney, SDI Creative Director & SDI Encounters Podcast Host Thank you to everybody who has supported the SDI Encounters Podcast, by listening, sharing with a friend, writing a
Editor’s note: This is a gift from a spiritual companion new to the SDI Community, Eileen Dunn. We are grateful for her generosity and heart. Sociologists estimate that each COVID-19