Interspiritual Companioning and Practices


Interspirituality is essentially an agent of a universal mysticism and integral spirituality.

We often walk the interspiritual or intermystical path in an intuitive attempt to reach a more complete truth.

That final integration, a deep convergence, is an integral spirituality. Bringing together all the great systems of spiritual wisdom, practice, insight, reflection, experience, and science provides a truly integral understanding of spirituality in its practical application in our lives, regardless of our tradition.”

― Brother Wayne Teasdale – from The Mystic Heart

In Service to All Beings

It’s been over 20 years since Brother Wayne Teasdale wrote “The Mystic Heart” – a manifesto on the power of living spirit-filled lives, as well as the universality of this spirituality, from which all the world’s great spiritual traditions point towards, and is available and accessible to all. This spiritual paradigm has been called “InterSpiritual” – rooted in open curiosity and acceptance of the marvelous diversity of spiritual perspectives, processes and paths from many spiritual, philosophical, mythological and psychological traditions. At the heart of InterSpirituality is an awareness of interconnection with one another, which becomes the foundation for active engagement in the world. This growing awareness and practice has been advocated for by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Father Thomas Keating, and many others.

What to Expect

  • In each session, we will practice InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM) as a group – a seven-step process drawn from the world’s sacred wisdom traditions, and developed by Ed Bastian. The ISM practice is simple to do, and enables people of diverse spiritual and non-spiritual backgrounds to contemplatively engage with one another.
  • We will offer a series of awakening questions, which we will invite participants to engage with throughout the webinar.
  • We will offer a range of perspectives from several different spiritual teachers and practitioners, whom we will invite to engage with these same awakening questions.
  • We will discern where we are at today in the InterSpiritual movement. And, where are we going?
  • Adopting spiritual language that is universal and inclusive.
  • We will explore cultural appropriation, and how can we honor the sacred wisdom traditions and engage with them meaningfully.
  • Breakout sessions in small groups in which you will have opportunity to share your explorations, gleanings, and questions.

Additional Information

  • CEU credits are available for all those who participate. SDI will provide a certificate of completion for self-reporting to agencies. More information can be found here: continuing education units (CEUs).
  • Cost: $119 for non-members, with significant discounts for SDI members
  • Scholarships are available for those facing financial hardship. Please apply here.

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