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    Shalem Highlights: 
We are pleased to announce that the new version of 
Spirit Windows is available for purchase.

Audio Guided Prayer- Join us every Wednesday to pray for our world!

Shalem Institute's Living Contemplatively  

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Deepen contemplative presence
Join us in-person:

 

South Korea: A Pilgrimage of Prayer
Edinburgh Pilgrimage for Young Adults

 

 

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Nurture contemplative awareness - wherever you are
Join us online:

LiveRecording of Gerald May Seminar with James Finley
Opening to the Spirit — Online
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Going Deeper— Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program
Transforming Community — Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats
Nurturing the Call — Spiritual Guidance Program


 

 
     Shalem Highlights


Shalem Appoints Dr. Margaret Benefiel as New Executive Director

Shalem’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Margaret Benefiel as the Executive Director for Shalem effective July 1, 2015. A teacher, consultant and scholar in the field of organizational leadership, Margaret brings a unique combination of gifts and skills to this position.

For over two decades, Margaret has run her own consulting, speaking, training, and coaching business, Executive Soul (www.ExecutiveSoul.com), helping leaders and organizations nurture their souls and express their deepest values institutionally. At the same time, she has taught as adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School in the area of contemplative leadership.  Her consulting, speaking, and teaching have taken her to most of the U.S., as well as to Ireland, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, and Kenya.  

Click here to read more details in a letter from Shalem Board President, CeCe Balboni.


LiveRecording of Gerald May Seminar with James Finley

Finley explored Thomas Merton's spiritual teachings by drawing on his own experience of having Merton as his spiritual director in his Friday night lecture: Turning to Thomas Merton As Our Guide in Contemplative Living.

View LiveStream Recording from wherever you are.  You may view as many times as you wish until mid-July.  Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with directions to view the event.

Coming soon; YouTube clips of the Saturday event on The Spirituality of Healing
In the midst of a traumatized world, we cannot turn our backs on suffering.  On Saturday, Finley explored with us how, being grounded in God's Presence, we become more tender-hearted and insightful as we seek healing for ourselves and others.

 


South Korea: A Pilgrimage of Prayer

A Journey of the Heart, September 14 - 24, 2015

Discovery the possibilities of contemplative community, beyond language, culture and distance.

Save your space today- complete an application form with deposit.
For more information, please click here.


Leadership from the Heart — A Pilgrimage of Discernment and Discovery for Young Adults

Edinburgh, Scotland October 18-24, 2015

See more clearly and
claim more fully
what is yours to do.

Save your space today- complete an application form with deposit.
For more information, please click here.
Share this flier with a young adult you know.


Opening to the Spirit — Online
School of Contemplative Prayer 1

This Fall, refresh your daily practice with Shalem.  Join Carole Crumley as she illuminates the introductory core prayer practices found in Tilden Edwards' Living in the Presence.

Beginning October 18, this 6 session online series can be experienced from wherever you are.  To register, please click here.
For more information, please click here.  Gather a group and receive a discount.

Are you a Shalem graduate interested in partnering with our online programs?  Find out more about our Leadership Packages. 

 



Going Deeper — Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program

Do you wish to deepen your spiritual life and open yourself more fully to God?  Do you yearn to lead from your spiritual heart and from a revitalized sense of call?  Are you searching for an inspiring faith community of peers?  Shalem's Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program is for Clergy of all denominations and geographic locations who serve on the staffs of loyal churches or whose ministry involves local church.

For Testimonials, please click here.

For more information, please click here.

Please contact the office at 301-897-7334 as soon as possible to speak with Trish ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you are sensing a call to this program.

 


Are you called or want to test a call to lead contemplative prayer groups and retreats?
Do you want to learn from the Christian contemplative tradition and the wisdom of other traditions?  Authentic spiritual leadership is greatly needed. This program provides resources for leadership of both short and long-term contemplative groups and retreats.

For Testimonials, please click here.

For more information, please click here.

For Application Form, please click here.
Registrations have closed for this year's class.  Please contact the office at 301-897-7334 and speak with Trish ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) about next year's class.

 


Nurturing the Call— Spiritual Guidance Program

Do you companion others on their spiritual journeys?  Do you desire support and enrichment for this ministry?  Since 1978, Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program has been renowned for offering an environment that nurtures an increasing openness to the many ways God's Spirit is seeking to be alive in both our participants and in those whom they companion on life's spiritual journey. 

For Testimonials, please click here.

For more information, please click here.

For Application Form, please click here.


  Shalem Awarded for Commitment to Data Transparency

"Congratulations, Shalem Institute! You have just earned the Silver participation level for your organization through the GuideStar Exchange.
This is a testament to your organization’s commitment to data transparency."
-- The GuideStar Exchange Team

   




We're Hiring an Intern

Please join us in looking for an intern who may serve as a Technology Assistant for our growing needs.  Could this be you, or someone you know?  Hiring is ongoing and open for this position.  A small stipend is offered for a 4 month period of work.  Download the description to share with your networks here.


Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation nurtures contemplative living and leadership by caring for the spiritual heart in prayer and by offering ways of opening into the life of the Spirit.  We believe that living contemplatively is essential in today's often chaotic and challenging world.   And it is a way to live a truly authentic life—anchored in prayer, spiritually discerning, responsive to God.

Our programs and resources draw particularly on the Christian contemplative tradition, and our participants come from many different denominations, faith traditions, and walks of life.
At Shalem, we honor each individual spiritual path and welcome anyone who would seek to learn from the contemplative way.

To read more about Contemplative Spirituality, please click on the image below. 

Shalem is connected around the globe!  

Pulse aquí para leer la monografía de nuestro personal "¿Qué es la espiritualidad contemplativa?" en español.

여기를 누르시면 샬렘 선임연구원들의 논문 "관상적 영성이란 무엇인가?"를한글로 읽으실 수 있습니다. 

 

 

 

  


For Shalem Grads

  • Check out our Programs by Shalem Graduates page to see all the wonderful things our Grads are doing around the world! Contact us to post your programs!
  • Register now for the Annual Society Gathering. 

For more information, please click here

*Reconnect and start your own Shalem Circle

Not in our local area? Shalem Graduates Offer Programs in Many Regions

New listings all over the world!  We have had programs in ID, IN, MD, NY, TX, VA, DC, WV, Austria, Canada, Italy.  Click here to find an offering near you. 


Support Shalem Through Amazon.com

Take 2 minutes now to link Shalem Institute as your organization to donate to at Amazon Smile here.

Such an easy way to support us! Need a new prayer cushion, prayer bench, or bell?  Buy through our Amazon link above and Shalem receives a percentage of the proceeds. 

Can't find what you're looking for at the Shalem Store? Please use Amazon.com through Shalem's web site. Shalem is now an Amazon associate, which means that when you make purchases at Amazon.com by coming through the Amazon links on Shalem's web site, Shalem will earn a portion of your purchase. It's a win-win! Use the link below or on any of the side bars to shop at Amazon.com today!   Many thanks.

 


Many thanks to our dedicated photographers in our programs who provide us with photos for our website.
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