Free Preview Video – Desert Wisdom for Spiritual Companions


Matt Whitney

Attracted by beauty and responding to sorrow, Tessa Bielecki and David Denny offer insights about inner work and earth care, peacemaking and social justice, living and dying, and share the nourishing desert wisdom that blooms today.

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all spiritual directors, companions, and wayfarers to join us in exploring the rich and profound tradition of desert spirituality and the wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers. In this enlightening learning opportunity, we will delve into the depths of this ancient path, discovering invaluable insights and practices that can deeply enhance our spiritual guidance practices.

We invite you to enjoy this free 13 minute preview session with Tessa Bielecki and Fr. David Denny below. And, we hope you will consider joining us for the full four part series, beginning November 1st (all sessions recorded).

Matt Whitney

Matt Whitney

Matt is the Creative Director for SDI.



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