Wendie

We teach and lead from who we are. So who am I?

I have been a spiritual seeker myself for the past 30 years, seeking meaning and spiritual growth. I don’t have it all figured out, but I’m comfortable continuing to explore and grow.  I know first hand the difficulty of feeling like you need something that you aren’t getting from your current life, but don’t know how or where to find it. And I know how sometimes that  journey can be lonely.

I am a trained listener.  I am passionate about hearing the story of your journey and curious about where supporting you in where you are heading. I am honored to walk on this path with spiritual seekers.

I am a human living with internal and external polarities:

  • teacher and learner
  • healer and healing
  • a spiritual seeker who supports others in their seeking
  • leader and a follower – a risk taker and scared of failure
  • both contemplative introvert (needing quiet alone time to connect to my inner knowing) and passionate extrovert (energized by being in groups and doing work in the world)
  • I am deeply connected to my Jewish tradition and an explorer of other spiritual practices & faith traditions. ( I belong to a Jewish synagogue, meditate in a Buddhist sangha,  found wisdom in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, and go on Buddhist, Quaker, Christian, and Jewish retreats.)

My spiritual practices include meditation, chant, Mussar (Jewish soul work), receiving spiritual direction and supervision, feeding the low-income, making hand made paper, Torah study, yoga, pilates and swimming laps.  I am most joyous when doing artistic and embodied practices that take me out of just my thoughts.  I play Native American flute and make hand made paper.  And I have discovered that indoor rock climbing is a spiritual practice for me!

I am a service leader (Shelichat Tzibor) of a monthly contemplative chanting service and the creator of two CDs – one chanting, one meditation.  I serve on the Coordinating Council of Spiritual Director’s International, Co-direct the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction and Practistry.