RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE - Ignatian Spirituality is built on the idea of "Finding God in all things." This 4-part webinar series will examine how that deep wisdom and practice is emerging in new ways, including yoga, art, embodiment and women's empowerment. Guided by international teacher, Nita Ng, the course will provide experiential spiritual formation, engaging heart, body, mind and spirit.
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Please note: All webinar sessions are about one hour in duration.
We are delighted to announce the availability of the recordings of our webinar series, entitled "Unique & Connected - New Approaches in Ignatian Spirituality."
Those familiar with Ignatian Spirituality understand it's built on the idea that “God is in everything.” This webinar series examines how that deep wisdom is revealing itself in exciting, fresh ways for the 21st century.
The series will be guided by the international workshop leader, Nita Neshama Ng. She has deep roots in the Ignatian tradition as well as broad experience in areas like yoga, art and interspirituality.
In this webinar, you will review the foundations of Ignatian Spirituality as a prelude to exploring new expressions of St. Ignatius' enduring vision. Participants are asked to engage on a deep and personal level and discern. The webinar offers holistic, experiential spiritual formation – where your heart and soul and body are far more important to learning than your notebook.
Christians will benefit from Nita's warmth and her inclusive, contemplative teaching style, but so will all people who seek a deep connection with their Higher Power, however they name it, a connection that can lead to mystery, collaboration and peace.
Please discern before you decide. But know now you are welcome to come with your spiritual inclination intact, or none at all. Indeed, the last session will focus on Ignatian Practice & Interspirituality.
SDI Member Rate USD$50.00
Non-Member Rate USD$70.00
Tuition for webinar participation is non-refundable. All registered participants will receive access to the online recording of the SDI Webinar.
Week 1: History of Ignatius & Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality
Part 1: Ignatius and Ignatian Spirituality – the basics
Part 2: Spiritual Exercises
A personal relationship with God and Self.
Briefly introduce the Idea of "Inter-Spiritual Exercises"
Question & Response (before meditation every week)
Meditation: Noticing our desires and feelings in the present moment.
Week 2: Contemplative in Action
Part 1: Starting with our Bodies
Part 2: Gratitude in Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit
Meditation: Experiencing the Examen – the Ignatian gratitude prayer.
Week 3: Ignatian Spirituality as Catalyst for Creativity, Empowerment, Management and Change
Part 1: Art
Part 2: God and I, and the world (the whole creation)
Meditation: Ignatian Imaginative Prayer
Week 4: Inter-Spirituality
Part 1: The Universality of the Jesuit Spirit and Ignatian Spirituality
Part 2: Engaging with the rest of the world
Meditation: Breathing In, Breathing Out – Love and Light
Who may join the webinar?
Everyone is invited to participate in SDI Webinars. Learn about technological system requirements and how to connect on the webinar FAQ page.
Are CEUs available?
SDI will provide a certificate of completion for self-reporting to agencies continuing education units (CEUs).
Since 2006, Nita Neshama Ng has lived and worked full-time in retreat centers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. She teaches in religious and secular settings, to multigenerational and spiritually diverse audiences. In 2015, the Catholic Bishop of Penang invited her to create the Ministry of Retreat and Spirituality at a diocesan level, a first in Southeast Asia. This ministry is open to all, regardless of faith or background. She became first non-ordained spiritual director appointed to the national Catholic seminary, and also represented Malaysia at the World Community for Christian Meditation 2016 conference in London for her work in sharing the gift of meditation with children.
Nita currently balances her time between the East (based in Hong Kong & Malaysia) and the West (based in London) offering retreats, workshops, spiritual direction, training & supervising others to be “Compassionate Listeners”, “Empowered Grace-Full Women”, and in “New Ways of Being”, in English and Chinese, and online. Her books include “My Little Meditations Book”, “Meditations with Icons: For Children and the Young-at-Heart” and “Chinese Heart Songs”. She also prays through art. Her batik paintings have been exhibited internationally.
Nita is a former SDI Coordinating Ccouncil member, a New Contemplative in 2014, presented workshops at SDI’s annual conference in 2015 and 2016. She has also contributed to SDI publications - Presence, Listen, and Connections. Previously, she was an international business consultant. She managed projects for NGOs, and taught yoga.