About Maria Tattu Bowen

Do you long to sense the love and compassion that dwells both within and beyond you even in the darkest of times?

Do you desire to live authentically, so that who you are on the inside matches how you contribute to the world?

Do you wish you could feel freer, more fully alive and present to yourself and others?

Do you wish you could sense how Divine Mystery is already healing and transforming you?

Are you seeking spiritual guidance or supervision from someone with a clear sense of Christian Spirituality who can listen with you to your feelings and thoughts, body & intuition, sensing the Holy Spirit’s invitation?

A spiritual director, supervisor, and educator, Maria earned a Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; a Master of Applied Spirituality at the University of San Francisco; a Master Certification in Intuition Medicine® from the Academy of Intuition Medicine®; and received training in Inner Relationship Focusing through Focusing Resources.

Maria has almost thirty years of experience as a spiritual guide and retreat leader and more than twenty as a supervisor and trainer of spiritual directors.  She meets people in Morro Bay, CA, or via phone/skype. 

In addition to serving on the faculty of the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary, she forms spiritual directors at Fairfield University’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program and CenterQuest.

Maria co-founded Together in the Mystery:  Supervisor Training for Spiritual Directors with Rebecca Bradburn Langer.  A distance-learning, internship program for experienced spiritual directors, Together in the Mystery consists of on-site training over a long weekend, followed by a year of distance supervision/mentoring, culminating in a second long weekend of on-site training.

Maria has contributed essays to such publications as Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging Holy Mystery; Sacred is the Call:  Formation and Transformation in Spiritual Direction; and Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry.

She has a forthcoming article in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction entitled “Do No Harm: A Case for Professional Boundaries and Supervision in Spiritual Direction.”  She also teaches webinars multiple times a year on Professional Boundaries for Spiritual Directors through Together in the Mystery   Contact Maria.