Core Faculty

LAYNE RACHT, M.A., LPC 

LayneRachtphotoLayne Racht is a licensed professional counselor who has worked for over 30 years specializing in faith issues. Her fascination with the interface of psychology and spirituality led her to become a certified Spiritual Director/Guide. Layne has mentored and provided supervision for developing spiritual guidance practitioners for many years. She is on the faculty of the Haden Institute, which trains Spiritual Directors to practice from a Jungian and Mystical Christian approach. Layne has developed a widely respected model for group spiritual direction, and serves many faith communities as a consultant and workshop leader on spiritual growth and formation, leadership, conflict resolution, and pastoral care.

 

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REVEREND STEVE KANJI RUHL, M.Div.   

kanjilifeworthlivingRev. Kanji is an ordained Zen Buddhist minister, lay dharma teacher in the Zen tradition, writer and poet, and staff member at the Rowe Center. His ministry offers spiritual guidance and deep pastoral care for individuals, as well as meaningful life-passage ceremonies. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies with high honors from Penn State University, focused on world religions, and in 2008 he received his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University. He is employed as a Buddhist Advisor at Yale University and as a meditation instructor at Deerfield Academy. He also has been a Dharma Holder and Preceptor at Green River Zen Center. Reverend Kanji is a contributing author to the book The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STEVE KANJI RUHL ON HIS WEBSITE, HERE.

 

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JEREMY TAYLOR, D.Min.

SGbooklet-JeremyDr. Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist minister and played a key role in the formation of the Rowe Spiritual Guidance Program.  He integrates dream work, spirituality, and social conscience, all from a Jungian perspective. He is co-founder and past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, founder-director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, board member of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and founding faculty at the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts & Interfaith Ministry. He teaches at Sofia University (the former Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) and John F. Kennedy University. Dr. Taylor is the author of The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life; The Living Labyrinth; and other books.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JEREMY TAYLOR ON HIS WEBSITE, HERE.

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