SDI Encounters

By SDI - The Home of Spiritual Companionship

What are the big questions in your life? Where are you on the spiritual journey? Do you have people in your life who listen to your deepest questions, with contemplative presence and compassion? SDI Creative Director Matt Whitney hosts conversations on spiritual direction, guidance, contemplation, and community. This podcast offers a wide range of perspectives, stories, and conversations about the contemplative, healing modality of spiritual companionship, across a wide range of religious traditions and vocations. Discover the benefits of spiritual companionship and deep listening.

  1. 1.
    EP114 - My Boss is a Zen Priest - How to Sit
    24:13
  2. 2.
    EP113 - Taste of the Divine Garden of Rumi - Imam Jamal Rahman
    43:10
  3. 3.
    EP112 - SDI Coordinating Council and the State of SDI
    39:23
  4. 4.
    EP111 - Renaissance 2021 - New Contemplatives - Part 2
    47:12
  5. 5.
    EP110 - Renaissance 2021 - New Contemplatives - Part 1
    59:09
  6. 6.
    EP109 - The Invitation Sale - 10 percent off All SDI Membership, Resources, Books, etc until June 2
    22:15
  7. 7.
    EP108 - Marian Sorensen and Holistic Approaches to Spiritual Companionship
    34:12
  8. 8.
    EP107 - Q&A With the Executive Director from the SDI Renaissance Conference (and bonus questions!)
    39:15
  1. 9.
    EP106 - Highlights from the SDI Renaissance Conference - Sr Joan Chittister, Fr Richard Rohr, Roshi Joan Halifax, more
    29:55
  2. 10.
    EP105 - Reflections on Awakening and Maturity for Spiritual Companions - Genjo Marinello
    33:54
  3. 11.
    EP104 - Roshi Joan Halifax - The Landscape of Compassion
    9:58
  4. 12.
    EP103 - Father Richard Rohr - A Call to Contemplative Solidarity
    21:10
  5. 13.
    EP102 - Andre van Zijl on Art and Spiritual Companionship
    39:56
  6. 14.
    EP101 - Presence Journal Online - Enhancements, Features, and a FREE ISSUE!
    15:43
  7. 15.
    EP100 - Sunyata Kopriva - Providing Culturally Congruent Trauma Care For Young People
    34:23
  8. 16.
    EP099 - We Need Elders In Our Lives - Nathan Bettger and Lizzie Salsich - New Contemplatives
    51:52
  9. 17.
    EP098 - Free eBook! Starting Spiritual Direction - John Mabry, Part 2
    29:29
  10. 18.
    EP097 - Feminist Perspectives on Spiritual Companionship and Direction
    36:57
  11. 19.
    EP096 - Catching Up With John Mabry - Creative Work and Interfaith Exploration
    22:03
  12. 20.
    EP095 - Setting Intentions for Spiritual Companionship in the New Year - A Short Meditation
    13:12
  13. 21.
    EP094 - Two Years of the SDI Encounters Podcast - Notes and Reflections
    16:56
  14. 22.
    EP093 - Bernadette Miles - "What stops us from realizing we are lovable?"
    34:28
  15. 23.
    EP092 - Dimensions of Spiritual Companionship - Discernment
    36:12
  16. 24.
    EP091 - A Gratitude Meditation for Spiritual Companions
    11:13
  17. 25.
    EP090 - Announcing the SDI 2021 Renaissance Virtual Conference!
    13:27
  18. 26.
    EP089 - Dimensions of Spiritual Companionship - Accountability
    28:13
  19. 27.
    EP088 - Dimensions of a Spiritual Companion - Mutuality
    20:04
  20. 28.
    EP087 - Non-theistic Companionship with Joe Sehee
    34:52
  21. 29.
    EP086 - Apollo's Lyre - Spirituality and Psychoanalysis with Dr. Kenneth Porter
    45:08
  22. 30.
    EP085 - Somatic Healing and Vulnerability with Angie Fadel
    1:02:16
  23. 31.
    EP084 - Sacred Music and Conversation with Simon de Voil
    1:00:38
  24. 32.
    EP083 - Dimensions of Spiritual Companionship - Exploration of the Unknown
    28:05
  25. 33.
    EP082 - Dimensions of Spiritual Companionship - Deep Listening with Rev. Seifu
    25:00
  26. 34.
    EP081 - Nonviolent Communication - Pam Winthrop Lauer
    59:24
  27. 35.
    EP080 - Sexuality and Spiritual Companionship - Part 4 with Langston Kahn
    39:39
  28. 36.
    EP079 - Sexuality and Spiritual Companionship - Part 3 with Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale
    47:00
  29. 37.
    EP078 - Sexuality and Spiritual Companionship - Part 2 with Tommie Watkins and Westina Matthews
    51:36
  30. 38.
    EP077 - Sexuality and Spiritual Companionship - Part 1 with Karen Erlichman
    45:28
  31. 39.
    EP076 - New Website! sdicompanions.org
    32:35
  32. 40.
    EP075 - Poetry as Spiritual Companionship - Pastor Dave Brown
    36:15
  33. 41.
    EP074 - Companionship in the Outdoors - Heather Makowicz
    44:33
  34. 42.
    EP073 - The Long-Term Benefits of Meditation - Sean Murphy (Part 2)
    31:05
  35. 43.
    EP072 - Mindfulness as the First Fruits of Meditation - Sean Murphy
    30:46
  36. 44.
    EP071 - Talking with Lucy Abbott Tucker about Spiritual Direction Supervision
    1:01:46
  37. 45.
    EP070 - A Dreamwork Session with Amy Curran - Fishbowl Spiritual Companionship
    1:17:47
  38. 46.
    EP069 - An Introduction to Dreamwork - Amy Curran
    37:38
  39. 47.
    EP068 - Meet Ann Lancaster - SDI Production Assistant
    24:04
  40. 48.
    EP067 - Group Spiritual Direction with Diane Millis (and new offering from SDI!)
    40:16
  41. 49.
    EP066 - Meet Desiree Casil - SDI Membership Services
    17:50
  42. 50.
    EP065 - Hallmarks of Spiritual Companionship (Listen 14.2 - April 2020, read by SDI Staff)
    13:18

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