Deep Calls Unto Deep
A Contemplative Exploration of the Psalms in Our Life and Practice
Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil
Rev. David Wallace
January 30 & February 6, 13, 20, 2023
1PM – 2:30PM PST
4PM – 5:30PM EST
6 hours (total)
Webinar will be recorded.
"GOD, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure."
– Psalms 23 - MSG
Known as תְּהִלִּים in Hebrew and Zabūr in Arabic, the Book of Psalms, a revered sacred text across Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, cherished for its deep wisdom, beautiful poetry, and broad exploration of the joys, sorrows, despairs, and longings at the heart of the human condition. Join SDI for this Interspiritually-minded and experiential webinar with guides Simon de Voil and David Wallace. We will be learning about and engaging with the Book of Psalms through teaching, music, writing, and contemplative listening, with opportunities for sharing and for spiritual companionship. All spiritual wayfarers from any spiritual orientation or tradition will find wisdom, song, and practice to nourish their souls.
"God is our refuge and our strength; a haven in times of trouble. Therefore we can be calm though the earth shakes, though the nations change, and though the sea rises. Our trust is in the Holy One who is making the heavens in the earth. Who is with us in the midst of the city and in our own hearts."
– Psalm 46 - Interpretation by Christine Robinson
What to Expect
Session I: An Intimate Encounter —
Engaging with the Psalms as Living Poetry of Our Souls
Session II: The Psalmist as Spiritual Companion —
Examining the Unique Gifts We Each Bring to The Psalms
Session III: The Fullness of Life —
Discovering Our Shared Humanity
Session IV: Embodying the Psalms —
Serving as Spiritual Companions to All Beings
"... even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you."
– Psalm 139 - NIV
The webinar series will run 4 consecutive Mondays: January 30 & February 6, 13, 20, 2023 – 1 PM Seattle/Los Angeles, 3 PM Chicago, 4 PM New York, 9 PM London; Tuesdays: January 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 2023: 4 AM Hong Kong, 7 AM Sydney, Australia.
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But if that timing doesn’t work, you can enjoy the webinar any time you like.
Each session is recorded so you can watch at your convenience.
Simon de Voil
Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil, is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, trained to be a sacred presence outside the conventions of traditional religion. As a sacred musician, spiritual mentor and worship leader he incorporates chant, ritual, poetry, storytelling, and mindful practice to create a space for profound connection and sacred witness. Simon provides music for worship, ceremony, and prayer in a wide variety of churches and non-religious spiritual communities. He particularly loves to create music for meditation, healing services, and rites of passage.
Simon is also an experienced workshop and retreat leader, drawing on 15 years of study, training, and practice that grew from his time living and working in Iona Abbey. Although influenced by many traditions, Simon’s spiritual path and teaching is deeply rooted in Celtic Christianity, the wisdom of the earth, and in the Scottish land where he’s spent most of his life.
Learn more about Simon on his website: simondevoil.com
Rev. David Wallace recently retired as a dean and senior teacher for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, and is a faculty member of the spiritual direction program at the Rowe Center and an active officiant and spiritual director. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and has continued those studies as a lifelong student of the “great books” of philosophy and archetypal psychology. Rev. Wallace offers teaching and retreats at spiritual venues worldwide, and specializes in poetics, contemplative practice, and the wisdom texts of both the Eastern and Western traditions.
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