Current Offerings
 Interested in DynamicDialogue?
(Click to visit our new Dialogue website)

PROGRAMS include our 2-year DynamicDialogue Practicum; the annual 9 month Listen to Your Life program and the 2-year Internship in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Click for more about spiritual direction including direction groups for women and men.
  ALL OFFERINGS are at Bread of Life in Sacramento unless noted.

Silent Sunday - Retreat Afternoon Sunday, May 6 , 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Janice Boyd

Join us for a time of centering prayer, silence, and personal solitude in community. "Come Away" to some quiet time to center, reconnect, and renew inwardly. Designed for those experienced with extended silence. Enrollment limited to 15. To reserve your place contact Janice. Free will donation at the session. 

We shift to second Sunday afternoons in June!
The Rhythm of Grace
We repeat this annual cycle as a gift to the community. Knowing the great pattern of  spiritual/life journey helps us grow with confidence through times of breakdown and break through.You can enter at any point. Repeaters are welcome - the wisdom of this ancient way and the practices it invites are inexhaustible. Limited to 15.
to reserve your place.
Free will offering.
Next in our Annual Cycle:

SPRING: Allowing Joy
May 10, 2018, 6:30-8:30 with Sandra Lommasson
After change comes knocking on the door (Fall) , it beings ripple effects that cause great struggle (Winter).  And then, joy breaks through unexpectedly, and not because of anything we've done. This is perhaps even more unnerving than the long struggle and completes the 'ego-eating' work of the Spirit in our lives.
SUMMER: Offering Your Gift in the World (July 12, 2018, 6:30-8:30)
Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8:30 (not June 31)
with Janice Boyd at Bread of Life
Free will offering.

Curious about centering prayer? Join us for a casual evening of teaching and conversation about the practice. Designed for beginners, this is a gentle introduction to silent prayer as a spiritual practice. Click title for more information. 
Space is limited. Contact to reserve your place.

A Mercy Auburn- Bread of Life Partnership
Deepening in Truth

Saturday, June 23, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

at Mercy Center Auburn

A more contemplative engagement of
Truth & Consequences and a follow-up to our 2018 Day with Directors and other Soul-Tenders.

We again will be gathering as a community of soul tenders to move more deeply into our ongoing experience of and engagement with truth, both for ourselves and for those with whom we live and work. Click title for more information and to register.

A Benefit for Bread of Life
with Don Bisson, FMS
 Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Held at Congregation Beth Shalom in Sacramento
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Coming face to face with the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves is highly disturbing whether personally or as a culture. And it's necessary.

It brings us into encounter with what psychologist Karl Jung calls the Shadow. When consciously put together ‘good ways’ of being and doing are disturbed by the ugly emergence, trying to rebury it doesn’t work for individuals or cultures. This includes phenomena like the rising expression of hate speech in our public life.

Here’s the hope: 90% of the shadow is ‘pure gold’ meaning it offers something needed for our wholeness. The other 10% is, however, extraordinarily dangerous. How do we discern the difference and engage in a way that brings genuine life?

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Saturday, November 10, 1-4:30 PM

with Janice Boyd and Joyce Faidley

Centering Prayer is a gentle, silent method of consenting to God's presence and healing action within us. Rooted in the rich Christian contemplative heritage, Centering Prayer offers a way to open to God for those of all faith traditions.”

The Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop, designed by Contemplative Outreach, gives comprehensive instruction about centering prayer and group practice of the prayer along with sharing and conversation.

Click title for more information and to register.
Dialogue is a practice for our time, a time of growing complexity and perplexity. Rather than pulling back into silos and surrounding ourselves with the like-minded, we intentionally seek a creative common ground that yields more than "You see it your way and I see it mine."

Our basic workshop series focuses on 
core components of practice like Awareness, Compassion, Creative Freedom and Interdependence. To see the calendar of offerings and to register for any of our sessions, please click here to visit our DynamicDialogue website.
To honor the commitment of registrants and presenters we have a two-week registration deadline for all events unless otherwise noted. If the minimum number of registrants is not reached two weeks prior to an event, Bread of Life reserves the right to cancel the event. For events cancelled by Bread of Life, 100% of monies paid by registrant will be refunded.

You may cancel your registration for an event by its registration deadline and be refunded all but a 10% processing fee or $5 minimum. For cancellations after the registration deadline we regret we cannot offer refunds as the monies are already committed.

Retreats as well as our long-term Dialogue and Spiritual Formation programs have their own registration and refund policies. Please inquire.