Developing

Spirituality is how we channel our desires and shape our actions, it is what gives us the energy and moves us into the world in a way that is meaningful and authentic. Spirituality animates, sustains and gives purpose and direction to the longing to be connected to ourselves, to others, to the earth, to God however s/he is understood.

“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh

The Centre hosts Encounter (The London Course) and The Art of Spiritual Direction Ignatian Spirituality Course both of which form and train people in the art and ministry of spiritual direction.

The very popular Developing Direction series offers practising directors the opportunity for continuing development.

We offer monthly Supervision Groups and Individual Supervision for practising directors, and Training in Supervision Skills.

Developing courses are for those being formed or practicing as spiritual directors.

The Centre hosts Encounter (The London Course) and The Art of Spiritual Direction Ignatian Spirituality Course, both of which form and train people in the art and ministry of spiritual direction.

The very popular Developing Direction Series offers practising directors the opportunity for continuing development.

We offer monthly Supervision Groups and Individual Supervision for practising directors, and Training in Supervision Skills.

Background to Encounter and Resource Sharing

Encounter is a new training programme in spiritual direction, which arises out of the 25 years of holy listening and learning in what was the London Course in Spiritual Direction.  It is firmly rooted in the Christian tradition and draws insight from modern psychological understanding in conversation with the unique perspective and needs of contemporary culture. 

The London Spirituality Centre and the Director of the Encounter Course, on behalf of all the tutors who have contributed to its ongoing development, are happy to share the content to anyone seriously interested in setting up a training programme in their area. If you are interested, we would be very pleased to discuss this with you and ask that in the first instance you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You can see an overview of the Year One Course Overview and Year Two Course Overview which details the modules and topics covered within the Encounter Course

The London Spirituality Centre gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the Society of Retreat Conductors (http://thesrc.org.uk/) in the cost of developing Encounter.

If you are interested in finding out more about Encounter or apply for the autumn intake, please go to the Encounter webpage