Cynthia Lovin, Interfaith Spiritual Director & Meditation Guide
Leading contemplative practices and offering guidance to activate the sacred potential we all hold for wholeness, evolution and interconnectedness.
- You are wrestling with the “big questions” and stresses arising from health challenges, major life changes, caregiving for someone who is ill, grieving the loss of a loved one.
- You are seeking more depth within your current spiritual path, or you seek a path that is right for you.
- You want to learn meditation, or to cultivate a regular meditation practice.
- You want to learn how to approach your struggles, fears or interpersonal conflicts with more peace, freedom and equanimity.
Interfaith Spiritual Director: Spiritual direction is cultivating awareness of the sacred as it arrives in all the circumstances of your life. A spiritual director’s role is that of a respectful listener, guide and companion in exploring the 10,000 joys and sorrows of being alive. Cynthia will support you in discerning and attending to your inner wisdom, and in following the “path with heart” that is most resonant and life affirming for you.
Meditation Guide: Cynthia has practiced meditation since 1989 and has offered guidance since 2012, leading and teaching meditation practices for individuals and small groups.
- Lay-ordained Rinzai Zen Buddhist, Order of the Morning Star, May 2015. Began Dharma practice in 2007. Participant with leadership roles in many multi-day silent Zen residential intensives (sesshins.)
- Trained in Coming Full Circle, a contemplative approach to dying, 2006 and 2013. Hospice Austin volunteer since 2014. Accompanied several family members and friends through health crises and end of life.
- RYT-200 in gentle therapeutics based hatha yoga, 2014 (trained at The Yoga Room, Round Rock, TX.) Yoga for the Emotional Body co-facilitator, 2006 – present (a small group breath- and body-centered modality offered in weekend intensive format.)
- Pastoral Care deacon, mid-1990’s, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (a More Light church and leader in social justice.)