We know there are many different portals, and as many different entry points to encountering the mystery of life as there are beings in the world. With that said, are there common elements to the work of spiritual companionship that we can identify? And, when we name “deep listening” as one of these elements, the meaning of this can also be a bit fluid.

In a series of Youtube video conversations from April 2023, SDI Executive Director Rev. SeiFu Singh-Molares and I consider, and reconsider, the role of deep listening and “hearing” (really hearing) someone, in the practice of spiritual direction and companionship.

If you want to see what it’s like in my daily job, recording conversations with my zen priest boss, look no further!

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