Spiritual Direction

When you want some insight into next steps that would allow you to express your authentic nature, you may be interested in spiritual direction. As an ordained contemplative lay minister, I offer this service through secure online portal. My ordination makes this possible wherever you live!


The process of spiritual direction does not require you to succumb or agree to anyone else's religious understanding. The relationship with a spiritual director is one in which you are offered tools and support that allow you to see clearly what matters most to you and how you might serve or express that. 


I have a deep respect for the various traditions that help us find our way. I have trained in secular mindfulness, served as a Christian elder in the 1990s and a Unity chaplain in the early 2000s. and in October 2016 my path of practice and study of Buddhism culminated in ordination as a Dharmacharya (Dharma teacher, minister) of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order. I was ordained by Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa, who gave me my Dharma name, Passatininna.

A Dharma name is an indicator of what one is working toward, what one values & intends.  Passatininna means "One who sees clearly." This is especially meaningful to me as someone who uses Brainspotting as part of spiritual practice. If you seek clarity about what means most to you, my intention is to see and mirror clearly your needs and gifts. Spiritual direction is available wherever you go! Email me now to schedule a 30-minute secure video or call for $80, or a 50-minute hour for $150.