Caring for the Soul through Creative, Sacred, Healing Arts



I’m a certified Spiritual Director and an ordained Interfaith Chaplain through The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA., where I am an academic advisor and guest teacher. I am also a graduate of the Nine Gates Mystery School, and I hold professional memberships with Spiritual Directors International (SDI), and the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). Currently I work for the School of Consciousness Medicine, and live in the San Francisco Bay area with my two feline companions, Richie and Margot.

“My greatest joy is companioning and guiding others to their unfolding wholeness, their interconnectedness with all things, and to witness their inner light, beauty, and wisdom shine.”  – Rev Lisa

Rev Lisa j Winston
Spiritual Companion/Guide, Healer, Interfaith Chaplain


If, in your waking, you are spiritually curious, fluid or wounded, are spiritual but not religious, I will walk with you. If you have had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience and are struggling with integration into daily life, I will walk with you. If you are contemplative, creative, interested in mysticism, or if nature is your church, I will walk with you. If you are a seminary or spiritual direction student, I will walk with you.  

In 2005 a near-death experience turned my world upside down, and launched my own quest to know my true soul-self. I have wandered the labyrinth of life through well over a decade of spiritual training and direct experiences, from mystery school to seminary, from life at an ashram to work as a hospital chaplain, only to find that what I was looking for was already inside my-Self. If you are questioning the meaning of life or your purpose, I will walk with you. 

My wish is that we all walk in the world awake, connected with and respecting our inner truth, our fellow beings and the natural world around us.

Primary Lineages

  • Nine Gates Mystery School 
  • Zen Buddhist & Taoist Contemplative Seeing Practices
  • Aghor Yoga
  • Tree of Life / Kabbalah
  • Spiritual Psychology
  • Usui Reiki Energy Healing



“Lisa’s Divine Sight arose from the devotion of a tenacious spirit longing to know the essential beauty that resides in every thing once it resides in the undivided heart of the seer.
Working with Lisa is a rigorous journey home to the emergent beauty of Self,
which is reflected everywhere.”

– Deborah Jones, Director, Nine Gates Mystery School