David Scheuneman PhotoFor over 20 years, I’ve been developing and providing holistic, nonsectarian resources for spiritual growth, particularly through meditation and spiritual direction.

I developed this specialty through a master’s degree at Meadville/Lombard Theological School (M. Div. 1999) and training at Claret Center. My education centered on spirituality and contemplative psychology. After graduation, I was endorsed by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association and was ordained.  I now practice as an independent minister.  For collegiality, I am a member of the UU Society for Community Ministries.

My “headquarters” is Studio Zero, the 501-c-3 nonprofit I founded in 2006.

For most of my life, I have been devoted to exploring the “contemplative path”.  I practice Buddhist meditation (Zen and Tibetan forms) and Western styles of contemplative prayer. I continue to study the mystical branches of the world’s religions to inspire my personal and professional life.

One major center of my activity has been Star Island.  I offer Star Island Meditation Retreats, and I am an advisor to the Youth Empowerment and Spirituality conference.