• Suzanne Kindervatter

    • Suzanne Kindervatter is an experienced lay spiritual guide who has led many spiritual groups and retreats in the D.C. area that support openness to the divine presence within.  She is a graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program, a certified presenter of Centering Prayer, a certified labyrinth facilitator, and most recently an avid part of the Sacred Circle Dance community.

With My Heart Enlightened

Last February was the 10-year anniversary of my open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve. The valve problem was caused by a congenital defect, and the time had finally had come for the replacement. Scripture, mystics, and poets say that the heart is the organ of spiritual perception. I’ve wondered if the purpose of […]