Cosmos Membership Benefits

This is our highest membership tier, for our most active and supportive companions.

If you attend an SDI conference and take a couple of SDI Webinars, this tier will make the most sense for you.

Cosmos Member Benefits

$ 159/
year
  • Most supportive of the SDI Community
  • Premium Profile in the "Find a Spiritual Companion Guide" – with photo and a video clip to be added to your profile display and even more space to write about yourself. (4,000 characters, about 500 words)
  • Printed copy of "Presence" in the mail
  • Largest discounts on educational events, webinars, workshops, and gatherings
  • Largest discounts on SDI brochures and resources
Best Value

All Member Benefits

  • Membership (One Year)
  • Being part of a worldwide contemplative movement
  • Global and local networking
  • Online Group Spiritual Direction
  • Digital subscriptions to "Presence", "Listen", "Connections", and "Digital Refuge"
  • Discounted Liability Insurance (if you qualify)
  • Access to Scholarships

Your Cosmos Membership Enhancements

Find A Spiritual Companion Guide Profile

SDI maintains the largest database in the world of professional spiritual companions, including spiritual directors, life coaches, chaplains, retreat centers, and training programs. Tens of thousands of people a month search the Find a Spiritual Companion Guide for a spiritual companion. SDI Members receive the option to create a searchable profile to be found by spiritual seekers, companions, and directors who require supervision and/or training. 

Make your profile stand out for potential seekers with the following Cosmos-level enhancements:

Automatic Renewal Option

Sign up for automatic recurring billing to conveniently renew your membership every year. Your card will be automatically charged on your renewal date.

Largest Discounts

Scholarships Available

If it is difficult for you to afford membership dues (for example, in case of illness, unemployment, or other crisis), please let us know that you would like to apply for a scholarship for the coming year. We value your participation in our community and want to make it possible for you to stay actively involved with SDI through your changing circumstances. 

Compare Membership Tiers

$ 59/
year
  • Digital "Presence" (current issue and previous 4 flipbooks)
  • Forums
  • Discounts on SDI Conference, Webinars, Digital Workshops and more
$ 79/
year
  • FASC Profile (200 characters, about 25 words) and photo in our "Find a Spiritual Companion Guide" – our new name for the "Seek and Find Guide"
  • Digital "Presence"
  • Discounts on SDI Conference, Webinars, Digital Workshops and more
$ 119/
year
  • Printed copy of "Presence" in the mail
  • Photo in the "Find a Spiritual Companion Guide" and longer description (2,000 characters, about 250 words)
  • Greater discounts
$ 159/
year
  • Premium Profile in the "Find a Spiritual Companion Guide" – with photo and a video clip to be added to your profile display and even more space to write about yourself. (4,000 characters, about 500 words)
  • Printed copy of "Presence" in the mail
  • Highest discounts
Best Value

Value and Savings

Membership Tiers add up quickly in value and savings! The higher the tier, the additional information available to you in your Find a Spiritual Companion Profile, including photos and promotional videos, that are seen by thousands of people a month who use the Directory. Additional value comes via increased savings when you purchase any of SDI’s offerings, such as webinars and conferences. For example, if you attend SDI’s annual conference and purchase one webinar in a year, the Cosmos (Premium) Membership Tier pays for itself!

SDI exists to nourish spiritual companions and to connect them to one another.

Spiritual companions go to work every day – listening, asking questions, offering compassion – to help people find their own answers. Workable answers. Answers that are both personal and practical. That build inner strength and outer equanimity. Spiritual companionship is a calling that honors everyone’s right to choose their own spiritual path. Spiritual companionship serves all society by helping each person find balance and compassion.

But who takes care of the spiritual companions? We do!

SDI exists to support, educate and connect spiritual companions all around the world. We provide a digital community where seekers and directors can find one another. This is the public square of spirituality –  where all people are welcome the way they are, carrying their own traditions (or none). Here we all benefit from being open to the practices, beliefs and rituals of others. Here we share universal human values of love, compassion and respect.

SDI Companions are committed to peace, justice, and the healing of our world.

SDI Companions are committed to community, learning and growing together.

SDI Companions connect here, sharing their stories across our media platforms.

SDI Companions are supported by its programs, events, and media offerings.

Testimonials from the SDI Community

Publications for SDI Members

Every member receives access to the digital version of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Companionship, with the print version available at an additional cost. Presence is a journal for spiritual directors and companions, formation and training centers, and others in related fields such as pastoral counseling, ministry, and transpersonal psychology. Presence journal is published in March, June, September, and December. Members also have access to the digital version of the prior three issues.

Connections is the official SDI newsletter where members learn of recent developments and news within our inclusive, global learning community. Articles are written by spiritual companions in the SDI Community. The newsletter is available only to Members and is published in Feb, May, August, and November.

Discounted Liability Insurance (if you qualify*)

As a member of SDI, very affordable liability insurance rates are available, if you qualify*. To contact the American Professional Agency, Inc. for an application form, call 1-800-421-6694 and ask for the Mental Health Programs Team. If you are a spiritual direction student or intern studying in seminary, rabbinical college, or in a spiritual direction enrichment, formation and training program, your membership in SDI affords you special discounted student rates through American Professional Agency, if you qualify. Ask for a student insurance application form. Students receive special discounted rates.

If you are not a student, but are a member of Spiritual Directors International and interested in liability insurance, contact the APA and ask for the regular application form. When you fill out the application, fill in “Spiritual Directors International” in the “Organization” field and identify yourself as a member. Throughout the application form, cross out the mental health titles and insert, “spiritual director.” Upon qualifying for liability insurance, you may request a certificate of insurance specifically for spiritual direction.

Your active membership in Spiritual Directors International does not guarantee you insurance; you need to have your application accepted after completing the American Professional Agency, Inc. questionnaire.

*SDI does not underwrite insurance nor does SDI have an opinion as to whether liability insurance is needed or appropriate for individual members. As an educational not-for-profit that supports the global ministry and service of spiritual direction, SDI provides information about liability insurance for those who request it. Each spiritual companion needs to determine with the guidance of his or her own legal and insurance advisors whether liability insurance is advisable.

Tax Deductible

SDI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization

The federal nonprofit identification number is 943156697

The tax deductible portion of your membership dues and donations is the amount in excess of the fair market value of goods or services received by you. If you have any questions regarding your tax deduction, please consult your personal tax advisor.

Join the SDI Tree of Life

Do you want to be part of a global contemplative movement that contributes to peace, justice, and living in right relationship with all creation?

Your membership supports networking opportunities, publications, educational programming, outreach, and more.

Together we are changing the world through the contemplative action of spiritual companionship. Everyone is welcome to become a member of SDI.

The SDI global learning community is a group of compassionate listeners who are committed to peace and justice. 

Become a new member or renew your membership today!