Group Spiritual Guidance

Meditation Communities Earth & Spirit CenterLooking to better understand your personal spiritual path?

Interested in deepening your spirituality?

Desire for spiritual friendship in a   community setting?

Wanting support for developing a personal meditation practice?


The Group Spiritual Guidance offers a contemplative and safe setting to integrate what you are learning and experiencing in meditation into your personal life. Each session includes meditation, group dialogue, and various reflective practices under the guidance of a trained spiritual director. These communities are especially helpful for anyone in a meditation course and are open to all.


The Earth & Spirit Center is made up of three schools: the School of Meditation & Spirituality, the School of Social Compassion, and the School of Earth Literacy.  One component that reaches across schools is the Spiritual Integration Community.  The community meets for seven sessions participating in a group spiritual guidance process that holds sacred intention for the exploration of your spiritual journey around issues of meditation, connection to Earth and social compassion.


The primary feature of the Spiritual Integration Community is group spiritual guidance, but it also integrates other elements for formation that include meditation, group dialogue, and other reflective practices.  These communities are open to everyone. 


The Spiritual Integration Community offers a contemplative pause in the midst of your coursework to integrate insights and apply them to your personal life through meditation, reflection, and listening and sharing with others so that the material becomes more part of the whole of you.


Comments from past participants:


“I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with fellow searchers.”


“It has made a significant difference in my meditation practice and my life.”


“The small group format has been an essential part of the larger courses I’ve taken.  The content is more group member’s experiences and our experience together of actually becoming a community.  The meditation times and exercises helped us go more deeply.”


“Sharing experience helped make insights from classes come more alive.”


“Being in community enriched my personal meditation practice.”


“I feel a greater sense of community with fellow meditators.”


2 Time Options



  • 5 Tuesdays
  • Facilitator and Spiritual Guide: Karl Ruttan
  • Dates: February 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, 2019
  • Time: 11:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $80


  • 5 Wednesdays
  • Facilitator and Spiritual Guide: Kathleen Kaelin
  • Dates: Feburary 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24, 2019
  • Time: 11:40 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
  • Fee: $80


Group Spiritual Guidance

No Group Spiritual Guidance classes are currently available.