2022 Spiritual Formation in Today’s World

Reading assignments from faculty of Spiritual Formation in Today’s World offered online via Zoom. Books are added when received from faculty presenters. Please check back frequently for new book additions.

Session 1: Meeting God in Our Longing
February 24-26, 2022 (Thurs – Sat)
Faculty: Rabbi Chava Bahle

    1. Laura Duhan Kaplan, The Infinity Inside: Jewish Spiritual Practice through a Multi-faith Lens (Albion Andulus).
    2. Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart (Beacon Press)


  1. Watch: “Gratitude” Louie Schwartzberg, TEDxSF https://youtu.be/gXDMoiEkyuQ (10 minutes)
  2. “The Great Bell Chant” (The End Of Suffering), Thich Nhat Hanh, https://youtu.be/F1ZwaEzMtJw (18 minutes)
  3. “Meditation of the Heart,” Ram Das https://bit.ly/meditationoftheheartRamDas (20 minutes)


  1. Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story (2019) | You may rent or purchase this film here.
  2. Portraits In Faith: Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi: https://youtu.be/B2R_9d3iX4M
  3. Seeking God, Seeking Life: The Way of St Benedict – Esther de Waal speaks at St Paul’s Forum  https://youtu.be/tDnY9oQ3Esg

Session 2: Meeting God in Our Healing
May 12-14, 2022 (Thurs – Sat)
Faculty: Hy Xuan Le

Session 3: Meeting God in Our Reconciling
August 11-13, 2022 (Thurs – Sat)
Faculty: Valerie Bridgeman

Session 4: Meeting God in Our Justice-Seeking
October 27-29, 2022 (Thurs – Sat)
Faculty: Cláudio Carvalhaes