About Us

What is Soul Seekers?

Soul Seekers is an independent service offering teaching and spiritual direction to anyone wishing to grow their spiritual lives through the Christian contemplative tradition.

The contemplative tradition, which you may know as monasticism, has been part of the majority of the world’s faiths for thousands of years. It might seem strange to think that monasteries could have something to teach us but increasing numbers of people are finding the spiritual benefits of adapting monastic practices and ideas into their everyday lives. Through this rich tradition our awareness and experience of Divine Reality can be enhanced, our relationships improved and our lives deepened as we engage with others and our world in a more positive way.

Soul Seekers hopes to encourage this ancient way of life by providing short-courses where you can learn, amongst other things, the value of intentional silence, meditation and reflective practices.

We also provide companionship for the journey through spiritual direction, the ancient art of spiritual listening which encourages and supports you as you yourself listen and respond to Divine Reality and the spiritual promptings of your Soul.

“What the world needs is better religion, new forms of old faiths, religion reborn on the basis of deep spiritual connection – these things need to be explored instead of ditching religion completely. We need religion imbued with the spirit of shared humanity and hope, not religions that divide and further fracture the future.”

– Diana Butler Bass, Christianity After Religion

Mandy Harvey

Hello and welcome to Soul Seekers!

I discovered contemplative spirituality over 11 years ago now, and it has changed my life! I started Soul Seekers because it is my belief that there are others who might enjoy exploring their spirituality through the Christian contemplative tradition but would value an independent opportunity to do so.  It is my hope that through Soul Seekers, I can offer you some of what I have discovered over the years to be so valuable.

These days many are uncomfortable with institutional religion but still desire to grow spiritually, and would rather do so outside of a traditional church context.  And there are others who are part of the Church who perhaps wish to explore their faith from a contemplative perspective in an independent environment. You are equally welcome!  Soul Seekers is my heart-felt offering to you, and I hope it will give you some of what you need.

Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey

Founder, Soul Seekers

I am a qualified spiritual director and member of the Ecumenical Spiritual Directors Association of South Australia (ESDA).

I hold a BA (Hons) Humanities Degree in Music and Religious Studies from the UK, a Diploma in Ministry from the Adelaide College of Divinity, and a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction from Tabor College, Adelaide. I am currently studying for a Masters in Theological Studies at Flinders University.

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