BSFP information for the Denver area: 

BSFP Retreat 2016

 

 

For Application (Click Here)
Please fill out application and pay the application fee online by using the link above.

 

If you mail in your application, please use the button below to pay the $50 application fee.

Use the button below to make a Tuition payment.




Please Note: All Tuition Amounts are updated for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Colorado Springs/Denver Year 1: Tuition $2,300 (Plus Books)

The Program Details

THE PROGRAM ► Cultivates the desire for contemplative living and prayer

 

 

► Provides a safe and sacred space to unravel the mystery of your spiritual life story

 

► Creates an intentional movement toward a compassionate pattern of living

 

► Broadens awareness of other faith traditions

 

► Educates participants to the process of and the participation in spiritual direction

 

► Applies the wisdom of the Benedictine tradition-values and life application here and now in the 21st century

 

► Enriches the lives of all participants

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Class Activities: ► Presentations by credentialed, professional facilitators

 

► Weekly experiences of different prayer forms

 

► Participation in small group sessions and processes

 

► Weekly reading and writing assignments, including a personal journal

 

► Monthly meetings with a spiritual director

 

 

 

Retreats and workshops included in the program:

 

Year 1 Opening Retreat

 

Spiritual Reflection I Workshop

 

Grief and Healing Art Retreat

 

Spiritual Reflection II Workshop

 

Transformation in Year 1 Retreat

 

Year 2 Discernment Retreat

 

Suffering and Trauma in Spiritual Direction Workshop

 

Spiritual Direction Internship with Supervision

 

Lazarus Retreat

 

Year 1 and Year 2

Year I: The first year curriculum invites the student to look deeply within the experiences of their lives through a variety of methods: study of prayer in its various forms, exploring scripture and spiritual disciplines that nourish the inner journey, embracing wholistic spirituality including family systems, forgiveness and healing, and developing a compassionate heart. Each of these methods leads toward a fuller understanding and transformation of self.

 

Year II: (prerequisite-completion of Year I) The second year provides further spiritual education and practicum skills for spiritual direction and/or related ministries. Supervision and mutual discernment are integral parts of year two.

“I have rediscovered the spirituality I lost as a child when I let myself be controlled by fear-doctrine rather than by actually spending time listening to the heart of God. I have learned I am not alone.“

–Denver Graduate

Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process allows adequate time for an in-depth interview to determine each applicant’s readiness and commitment to this spiritual formation process. Applications are found on our website. Classes are scheduled September through April.

 

We begin the application process in early spring in order to allow enough time for an in-depth interview to determine each applicant’s readiness and commitment to the program. However, we will accept applications through August if room is available.

For Application (Click Here) Please fill out application prior to using payment button for the $50 application fee.

Use the button below to make a tuition payment.




Please Note: All Tuition Amounts are updated for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Colorado Springs/Denver Year 1: Tuition $2,300 (Plus Books)

 

A third year practicum is available with paid supervision.
This program will be offered in Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction and Global Online. Classes meet weekly for three hours September through April. Global Online classes meet August through May.

Dana Cossey, osb Oblate, Year I Facilitator 

(720) 879-7866

Dana CosseyDana is a retired sales  and marketing  executive with Coca-Cola, who along with his wife, Becky, have lived in Castle Rock, Colorado, 8 years. He lived most of his life on the Gulf Coast and surrendered to God’s “call to ministry” while assisting survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. He has a Master of Arts in Special Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Direction and Religious Leadership from the Iliff School of Theology. While attending Iliff, he completed the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program in 2011 and has an active private practice in Spiritual Direction. For the last 2 years he has been a co-facilitator and assistant facilitator in Year 1 and Year 2 in Denver. He is currently on the staff of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highland Ranch as a Pastoral Care associate. His hobbies include golf, photography, and Cajun cooking.

 

Rick Klein, Year II Facilitator

Rick Klein

Rick is a Colorado Springs BSFP program year 2 facilitator. He facilitates retreats and presentations on spirituality, mysticism and the lives of the mystics throughout Colorado. As a presenter, he teaches Befriending the Mystics series for Contemplative Vision at Benet Hill.  In 2010, Rick was ordained a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  He completed the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program from Benet Hill in 2012.  Rick and his wife, Lori have been married for 39 years and have three children and three grandchildren.  They live in Fort Collins, CO.