SPI offers regular e-courses in a variety on
interspiritual arenas. These are usually featured prominently on their home page at:
SPI features regularly posted videos of its faculty
and visiting presenters. These are archived at:
The Foundation promotes peace,
respect, and mutual understanding between peoples of diverse religious and spiritual
traditions. It explores and celebrates the spiritual dimension in the human quest to
integrate mind, body and spirit. Its supports the emergence of InterSpiritual Wisdom
as a new paradigm for a new millennium.
their website, www.interspiritualwisdom.org
religious landscape of the world is changing. No longer solely dominated by separate and
securely entrenched religious institutions, the religious lives of people, especially
people in the United States, Canada and other postindustrial nations, are increasingly
defined by a sense of individual freedom, universality and association with more than one
religious or spiritual tradition.
InterSpirituality we do not intend the blending of religions or the ending of religious
diversity. On the contrary, by InterSpirituality we mean the increasing spiritual
creativity emerging from the meeting of, and dialogue between, the worlds major
religious traditions. This meeting acknowledges differences between religions and affirms
the greater unity they all share. This unity provides the common ground from which
religious diversity flowers. People are discovering that their respect for and love of the
religion of their birth need not preclude a similar respect for the full range of human
is fueling the growing interest in InterSpiritual study, practice, and lifestyle. We aim,
therefore, to encourage the recovery of the shared mystic heart beating in the
center of the worlds deepest spiritual traditions. InterSpirituality is a
profound way of working toward the goal of global understanding, respect, and peace by
elucidating the common themes, methodologies, meanings and truths of the worlds
religions while respecting the unique gifts and particularities of each tradition.
Regular teaching faculty at Spiritual
Paths (shown with Fr. Thomas Keating, center, founder of Centering Prayer and one of Bro.
Wayne's closest associates) left to right: Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Dr. Ed Bastion, Rev.
Cynthia Bourgeault, (Fr. Keating), Kabir and Camile Haminski and Swami Atmarupananda
- Combining academic rigor with personal
spiritual exploration and practice.
- A core faculty of spiritual teachers,
each authenticated in their respective traditions.
- Can be completed in two years with
possible longer term flexibility for fulltime.
- Organized a four semesters; each
semester offers approximately one-hundred hours of instruction each semester to each
- An extensive, interactive online
- Aspen Chapel and Aspen Institute in Colorado
Casa de Maria in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California
See details at: http://interspiritualwisdom.org/main/?page_id=67
There is also an extensive offering of short
programs, retreats, seminars and workshops.