the Wounds of the Soul,
Bridging the Transitions to Deeper Life in the Divine."
In this interior journey of the hidden life all of our human
resources must be gathered to the purpose of deepening involvement with
life of inner Communion with the Divine. A
primary mode of my personal spiritual work involves cultivating
spiritual disciplines to
bring the interior capacities of spiritual attentiveness, presence, and
mindfulness to the spiritual healing and growth process of the soul.
Ryan M.A., Retired Professional Counselor and Director of
Avalon Counseling and Spiritual Resources - I have an M.A. in
Counseling Psychology, with 30 plus years experience as a licensed
clinical counselor and over 19 years as a spiritual director and
teacher of meditation practice. I have completed a two-year training
program in Spiritual Direction at the Benedictine Shalom Prayer Center
in Mt. Angel, Oregon. I have over 45 years formation and training in
practice of meditation, contemplation, or Prayer of the Heart in the
Eastern and Western spiritual traditions of Zen Meditation and
Contemplation. I have extensive experience as a retreat and workshop
leader in meditation/contemplation practice through Contemplative
Ministries of the Pacific Northwest and the Shalom Retreat Center.
a member of Spiritual Directors
International and adhere to their Code
of Ethics. I have two decades of affiliation with the contemplative
practice communities of Dharma
Center and Seven Thunders in
Oregon. I have authored five books on
Beloved is My Refuge- A Guide to Consecrated Life in Prayer of the
Yeshua- Christian Meditation in the Way of the Heart, Starting
and Sustaining a Prayer of the Heart Practice, Entering the Stream of
Mercy in the Jesus Prayer, and
(newest) Yeshua-Our Sacred Path
in Prayer of the Heart. (These books are all
cost on the next page on this site- see below.) I have
published an article in the June 2006 issue of Presence
for Spiritual Direction."
To make further contact to access instructional materials or support I can be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Arthurian legends Avalon is an island of healing. Sojourners of that time found refuge there to heal and to be restored from the soul wounds of existence. We invite you to Avalon Counseling and Spiritual Resources as a sanctuary of resources for soul healing and renewal in your life.
Contemplative Spiritual Resources
Updated Feb.27, 2015