Soul Nourishment: Replenishing Our Presence and Purpose

Soul Nourishment: Replenishing Our Presence and Purpose

Dates: Saturday, February 27, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm ET
Available by: Join by Videoconference or Watch Online Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00
One Spirit Elective Credit: 1.0


With so much heartbreak in the world and with the increasing demands of our busy lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and alone – and to lose the inspiration that has invited us to be in joyful service and creativity. How can we best nourish our souls, remember our calling and purpose, and live the meaningful lives we imagine and deserve? Join Diane and David in a mini-retreat of reconnection that will incorporate practice, poetry, and prayer to encourage the soulful Presence that is at the core of our being.

In this mini-retreat we will

  • Talk together, listen together, move together, and practice together in community
  • Find retreat from our busy and stressed lives as we move into the safety and steadfast interplay of sacred listening and speech
  • Explore the work of the heart and the imagination with poems, journaling, and dialogue
  • Share the gifts of silence, practice, and the invitation to listen to the still, small voice within, and the celebrations of our common voice
  • Enjoy the rich experience of the One Spirit extended family, coming together in resonant inquiry and loving mindfulness

    Diane Berke

    Rev. Diane Berke

    Rev. Diane Berke is the Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit. Ordained as an interfaith minister in 1988, she is a widely respected pioneer in developing interfaith/interspiritual ministry education. Diane is on the faculty of Andrew Harvey’s Institute for Sacred Activism, a founding member of The Contemplative Alliance of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a founding member of Transformation365, and a certified facilitator for the Circle of Trust® work of the Center for Courage and Renewal. She is the author of numerous books and educational manuals, including Love Always Answers, The Gentle Smile, Developing and Deepening Your Spiritual Practice, and Interfaith Ministers’ Service and Reference Manual. A psychotherapist and spiritual counselor for over thirty years, Diane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York. Most important, Diane is widely known and respected for the impact she has on those who study with her. With boundless care, clear intelligence, and deep safety, she creates an extraordinarily rich learning environment. Diane’s students, as well as her clients in private sessions and participants in her workshops and retreats, report experiencing profound acceptance and a deep invitation to the truth that facilitates genuine transformation and healing

    David Wallace

    Rev. David Wallace

    Rev. David Wallace was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2001. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and has continued these studies as a lifelong student of the “great books” of philosophy and archetypal psychology. David served on the worship committee and board of Judson Memorial Church in New York City, where he also preached and taught centering prayer. He has served as a Spiritual Disaster Care Chaplain New York City and has been active with Alzheimer’s Association. A popular teacher, David has been a regular guest lecturer at the Kripalu Institute in Lenox, MA, and other educational venues. In addition to teaching classes in the core curriculum of the seminary, David teaches electives on the sacred texts of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions for One Spirit.


    If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to or call 212-931-6840.