We are an international community of seekers exploring world spirituality online using monthly themes and content. The Institute is a program of Stone Church Center in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Membership in Stone Church Center's Spiritual Institute is by subscription. Members have access to:

  • online to monthly themes, multimedia study materials, and community discussion,
  • the monthly Zoom meeting for live group discussion,
  • one free one-on-one spiritual direction or discussion session with the Stone Church Center Director on Zoom meeting or in person, 
  • special discounts on spiritual retreats and workshops at Stone Church center, particularly the Spring and Fall Spiritual Institute retreats and conferences.

The Institute is led by Robert Bowler or "Beau", the Director of Stone Church Center. Beau majored in Religious Studies at Reed College with a focus on the western mystical tradition. He also did graduate work in South Asian traditions. Hos personal practice is within a Celtic monastic tradition. He earned an M.Div. degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California in 1993 following a year studying theology at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford, England, and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.

Monthly Study Themes So Far

  • October 2019: The Roots of Western Spirituality

There are two membership options, amounts on a sliding scale:

  • monthly for $5 to $20 per month, valid from the date you join.
  • annually for $50 to $200 per year, valid from the date you join.

Click the button below to join or renew your membership. 

When you join, you will receive:

  • an invitation to join the Spiritual Institute Facebook group, 
  • an invitation to the monthly live group discussions on Zoom meeting,
  • information on how to sign up for one-on-one spiritual direction on Zoom,
  • information about your discounts to spiritual programs at Stone Church Center including the Spring and Fall retreats and conferences,
  • and other emails announcing programs and events.