Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is the art of sacred listening. At its core it is a conversation between two people which explores the way the divine is working in a person’s life. Through conversation, silence, prayer and other ways of opening our hearts and minds, spiritual direction offers a way of connecting to that which is sacred.

As a spiritual director my work takes its cue from my service as a healthcare chaplain. I bring my practice of listening and presence from the bedside and offer it as a resource for those who are exploring their spiritual life. My approach is non-directive: I listen more than I speak, and I believe each person is the expert in their relationship with the divine. I bring to each session my own deep curiosity and a sense of wonder.

About Ben

Ben Bigney is a spiritual director and hospice chaplain living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Bangor, Maine, Ben moved to the Bay in 2010 to study at Pacific School of Religion. After graduating with his Master of Divinity degree in 2013 he spent a year as a chaplain resident at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. For the past three years Ben has been serving full-time as a hospice chaplain.

Ben is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, and a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is working toward completing his certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction with The Chaplaincy Institute.