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Transformation in Love

As much as we may forget or deny, amid all the turbulence and strife, the Holy One is with us, here in this present moment. The contemplative way calls us to practice being compassionately present in each moment to our grief and anxieties, as we lovingly support others in doing the same. It’s then that we can listen more deeply.

– Shalem Society theme

Annual Report Archive

Holy Labor: Suffering and Surprise

Finding a New Way Forward

Embracing the Contemplative Path in a Broken World

45 Years of Contemplative Ministry


Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.


Grounded in our understanding of God’s desire for peace, wholeness and well-being, we envision a world transformed by contemplative living and leadership in which all people honor one another and creation, recognize their unity and interconnectedness, and courageously seek to live out of this reality.