• Shalem Institute

    • Since 1973, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation has fostered contemplative living and leadership by caring for the spiritual heart in prayer and by offering ways of opening into the life of the Spirit through our programs and other resources. We welcome individuals wherever they are on the path of spiritual discovery.
      Shalem is grounded in Christian contemplative spirituality yet draws on the wisdom of many religious traditions. We provide opportunity for spiritual exploration individually and within a community of seekers.

Summer Resources for Spiritual Sustenance

As we move into the long days of summer, some of Shalem’s board and staff have put together a list of books, movies, poetry and other resources that are contemplatively grounding and inspirational.  Enjoy! BOOKS Tilden Edwards (Founder and Senior Fellow) When Faith Becomes Sight: Opening Your Eyes to God’s Presence All Around You by […]

Fill Your Heart with Joy: The Journey of Pilgrimage at Home

This article is by Chuck McCorkle, Jackson Droney, and Margaret Benefiel A pilgrimage is a journey, of experience if not of geography, into new and seemingly uncharted territory. . . With vision somewhat more clear as a result of the journey, one can discover a richness within one’s own heritage which had previously been overlooked. […]

Inspiration for These Times

Staff/Board Recommendations In the past, we have offered a special book issue that provided a listing of staff/board reading picks. This year, we asked board and staff to consider any contemplative resources they found helpful in this unprecedented time. Books Tilden Edwards (Founder & Senior Fellow) and Jackson Droney (Staff Member) both recommend Barbara A. […]

The privilege of a lifetime is being who YOU are.

~Joseph Campbell

What you see depends not only on what you look at, but also, on where you look from.

~James Deacon

 

I shut my eyes in order to see.

~Paul Gauguin

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

~Anonymous

Live creatively, breathing existence.

~Rudolf Steiner

Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote.

You may follow one stream. Know that it leads to the ocean, but do not mistake the stream for the ocean.

~Jan-Fishan

Have patience, and the mulberry leaf will become silk.

~Spanish proverb