Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:




TASD Fall Retreat and Annual Meeting

November 2 - 4, 2018, Fri evening to Sunday after lunch

Spirituality of Aging and Transitions


Tyndale University College and Seminary
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto


Dr. Jane Keupfer
Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging

Dr. Sarah Patterson
Certified Spiritual Director and TASD member

Event Pricing:


Retreat Fees:

$150.00 Attend in person*

$25.00 Attend via videoconference

* sorry - no partial fees - you can attend via videoconference for remainder of retreat for free

Accommodation at Tyndale:

$70 (incl tax) per night - includes breakfast

REGISTER soon on EventBrite *

* NOTE: $25 deposit / videoconference fee to be paid on EventBrite; remainder to be paid in cash/cheque at retreat registration desk

Saturday Evening Dinner (5:30 - 7:30pm)
at Jerusalem Restaurant

group price:  $15 per person

To Register:

For more information, please contact tasd [at] tyndale [dot] ca


TASD Spring Retreat 2019 - Saturday February 2

9:30am - 4:30pm


Tyndale University College and Seminary

Deborah Smith DouglasSpeaker

Deborah Smith Douglas, Oblate OSB Cam, Spiritual Director


Practical Wisdom for Spiritual Directors: Ways Old and New


This workshop takes its shape from two elements of Benedictine spirituality: focusing in the morning session on aspects of direction that partake of the Benedictine value of stability, and in the afternoon on that of balance.

From the vantage point of stability, we will examine the primary importance for us as directors of staying rooted and grounded in our own relationship with God. ("Apart from me," Jesus reminds us, "you can do nothing.") We will also revisit some of the foundational elements of the ministry of direction in the light of new insights from other disciplines, including social work, depth psychology, and pastoral counseling.

The afternoon session will explore ways to discover a dynamic balance in our work, discerning (for example) when and how we might safely depart from the rigid rules we may have learned in our training to more flexibly meet certain situations that may arise.

This session will also deal with practical considerations such as how and when one may need to end a direction relationship, how to discharge the stress and trauma we may take on, how to find supervision in isolated circumstances.

There will also be opportunities to network and share resources with fellow spiritual directors throughout the day!

Details of cost and registration to be communicated at a later date.