Spiritual Directors International

Austin Area Spiritual Directors

Krista Tippett’s On Being :     “The On Being Project is an independent non-profit public life and media initiative. We pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.”

Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life, Ed. Scott Alexander . . . . . Dozens of essays from people who have found a wide variety of ways to be spiritual each day. (It’s not always about meditation!)

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, by John O’Donohue . . . . . In times of transition, leadership, beginnings, beyond endings, and more, O’Donohue has taught us how to “bless, heal, and renew one another.”

Peace Is Every Step,  by Thich Nhat Hahn . . . . . Spiritual leader, Zen master, inspired teacher, Thich Nhat Hahn incorporates ringing telephones, traffic lights, and simple smiles to bring him back to the present moment.

An Altar in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor . . . . . After her reflection on Leaving Church as an Episcopal priest, Taylor finds the sacred in the world of nature. Slow down, pay attention, and stand in awe of this world.

Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor . . . . . Taylor finds God in the nighttime, not just in the light of day. She encourages us to let go of fears and anxieties in favor of courage and hope even in the dark times.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chödrön . . . . . Life can be terribly challenging, and getting through these difficulties may result in hard-earned personal and spiritual growth. The author writes a new afterward in the 20th anniversary edition of this well-loved classic. She is an American Buddhist nun.

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition, by Rachel Naomi Remen . . . . . Her experience as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-time survivor of chronic illness led her to collect true stories of living, loving, and healing. (Remen also wrote My Grandfather’s Blessings.)