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Shalem serves those who seek spiritual deepening in all of life.  We welcome you wherever you are on the path of spiritual discovery.

Looking for support in Contemplative Leadership?
Programs now enrolling—

Going Deeper — Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership
PSDP Leadership Training Conference

Looking for support in Contemplative Living?
Programs now enrolling—

Iona Pilgrimage
Mark Nepo LiveStream/Recording

     Program Highlights

Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership

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?

This program offers dedicated time for nurturing one's own soul and for deepening one's contemplative orientation as a congregational spiritual leader.

If you are a clergy being called to deeper spiritual grounding, please click here to discern if this program is right for you.
Early-bird Application Deadline: March 15, 2014; Final Deadline: May 1, 2014
Download Application form here.


PSDP Leadership Training Conference

We invite any Shalem graduate, who has completed one of Shalem's long-term programs, to consider applying to this leadership training conference.
August 21-27, 2014
Dayspring Retreat Center, Germantown, MD
Leader: Ann Dean, Al Keeney, Leah Rampy and other Shalem staff

For more information, please click here.
Application coming soon.
For Testimonials, please click here.

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.


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.




   Other Shalem News

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

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

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