Have additional questions? See if you can find the answers you need below. If not, feel free to contact us.
Are all faith traditions welcome to apply?
Yes. Audire is an ecumenical, interfaith program. While our faculty is rooted in the Christian spiritual tradition, we welcome all those who sense a call to the ministry of holy listening to apply, and we respect each faith tradition represented among the learners in our program.
What is the “contemplative evocative” method of training used in this program?
The contemplative evocative approach to spiritual direction values open-ended questions and offers invitations to deeper reflection and noticing during the time of holy listening. It is less directive than some models of spiritual direction employ and makes room for a shared noticing of God and a savoring of experiences. This method of spiritual direction is modeled regularly throughout each year of the training curriculum.
Do I need a college degree or background in theology to apply?
No. While we do require a certain standard of academic ability among our students (learn more here), we do not require a minimum level of formal education or training.
What does the program cost?
You can find tuition information here.
How do I find a spiritual director?
We encourage you to inquire at local retreat centers or places of worship. The “Seek and Find” guide maintained by Spiritual Directors International is also a great resource for finding spiritual directors in your area and faith tradition. SDI provides a great resource on questions to ask a prospective spiritual director.