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    • 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.

Our role in life is to bring the light of our own souls to the dim places around us.

~Joan Chittister

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

We are restful when ordinary life is enough.

~Ron Rolheiser

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: contentment and rest. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The more our being in God is embraced, the more our doing will reflect the image of God.

~Tilden Edwards

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Now is the moment we have, and all of life is contained in it…

~Rose Mary Dougherty

In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love.

~Cesar Chavez

Categories: Community, Contemplation in Action, and Love. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.

~Joseph Campbell

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The human heart is exquisitely fragile. Our judgments need to be gentle, our understanding deep, and our forgiveness wide.

~Ron Rolheiser

Categories: Community, Contemplation in Action, and Love. Tags: Ron Rolheiser. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

We do not need any particular place or time to meditate, but only mindfulness.

~Harshada Pathare

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

~Napoleon Hill

Categories: Contemplation in Action. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.