Living from the Spiritual Heart

Do you yearn to see, listen and act more deeply from your spiritual heart?  Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent daily spiritual practice?Tilden_Edwards_headshot

Give yourself the gift of spaciousness in the New Year.  Join Tilden Edwards, Shalem’s founder and senior fellow, for six weekly sessions. With material designed specifically for this eCourse, Tilden offers video teachings, guided meditations, reflection questions, and midweek check-in emails.

  • Overview
  • Dates & Times
  • Cost & Registration
  • Leadership Packages
  • Testimonials

Here are some questions that may help you discern the rightness of this course for you:

Do you desire stimulation and support for deepening your spiritual life?

Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent daily spiritual practice?

Do you desire to live more fully from the wisdom and compassion of your spiritual heart?

Are you seeking spiritual community with fellow seekers online?

If these questions touch something that you are longing for in your spiritual life, then join us for the refreshment, vitality and deepening in prayer that is made possible because we are together in this expanded form of spiritual community.

Technical requirements: Biweekly e-mails connect you to the course website after you set up your profile. Adjust your email spam filters to receive emails from helpdesk@shalem.org before the course start date. Teachings are hosted by YouTube. Weekly reflection questions are offered for download viewing and printing. Prayerful technical assistance is offered via email.

For further information: Contact helpdesk@shalem.org or (301-897-7334)

Dates
Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Time
Flexible; you will receive Sunday and Thursday e-mails linking to course content on Shalem’s members only Contemplative-Living website
Estimated 20 minutes a day for daily practice.

Cost:

Registration has closed. Check back here for 2018 dates.

For Graduates of Shalem Long Term Programs

Are you part of a community that would benefit from Shalem online programs? Do you find yourself saying no to leading groups because you do not have time to prayerfully gather content? Would you like to complement Shalem’s online courses with an in-person component for individuals in your community?

Consider using our contemplative prayer curriculum in your congregation or faith group (at a discounted rate) as the starting point for deepening contemplative practices.

Overview
Gather a group of 10 members and receive a deeply discounted rate of $50 per person (plus your registration for free). Your group members can create a profile on our course space, access the course from any computer with internet and join the larger circle of contemplative seekers from around the world journaling about their experience. You will also receive a leader’s brochure with details of the course content to aid in facilitating the in-person time.

Price
Groups of 10 or more: $50 per person, one free registration for a leader
Groups of less than 10: $68 per person ($68 for leader registration as well)

To Register

  • Review leadership materials and gather your group.
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Sample Invitation Letter for you to edit and send along to interested participants

Further Information about the Leadership Packages

  • Create the in-person time as you feel led.
  • Contact ruth@shalem.org to share your plan and with any questions you may have.
  • Gather participant payment and contact information.
  • Leader pays for participants in one lump sum by contacting Shalem at (301) 897-7334.

Become a leader in bringing contemplative practices to your community
For more information or to register for a Leadership package, please e-mail ruth@shalem.org.

I learned how to quiet my mind, be still and listen.

This was my first online course. It was wonderful and I have already registered for the next eCourse, and will encourage others to do so.

Learn – experience – reflect – practice. The reflection questions provided for good end-of-day Examen. The weekly guided meditations were something I used daily and found they led me into that quiet space where God awaits and longings are met.

I found myself craving time with the eCourse. I would shut the door to my office at the church at different times during the day and listen to the teaching. It provided structure and balance. I would highly recommend this online course at Shalem.

A Graduate’s experience of a Leadership Package
Since graduating from the Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program in 2013, I’ve had a deep desire to expose others to contemplative prayer and lifestyle. The Shalem eCourse seemed like the perfect foundation for some of my directees and friends to experience the basics of contemplation and experience contemplative community via Shalem. I appreciated the freedom given to create the group as I was led. We met once before and once after the program. It’s been transformative for each of us. It’s been divine!