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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.

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.

~Emily Dickinson

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~André Gide

Peace is not something you can force on anything or anyone… much less upon one’s own mind. It is like trying to quiet the ocean by pressing upon the waves. Sanity lies in somehow opening to the chaos, diving into the waves, where underneath, peace simply is.

~Gerald May

 

Praying across the Globe

Last month, nine members of Shalem Korea gathered at the guest house of a Presbyterian church in Seoul for a retreat. Their time was guided by Shalem’s Contemplative Earth Awareness online retreat day, led by Ann Dean. Hyeran Yang shares, “the weather had been very windy and rainy until Thursday night. But the morning of […]

June 06, 2018 by shalemonline
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Pilgrimage, and spirituality in community. Tags: earth, korea, retreat, and seoul. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

~Dalai Lama

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

I am convinced that love is the fundamental energy of the human spirit.

~Gerald May

Categories: Love and Parenthood. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The spiritual life is not taught, but caught. You get it through contagion.

~Evelyn Underhill

Attention is the rarest and purest kind of generosity.

~Simone Weil

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

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

~Søren Kierkegaard

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

As God deepens in us, appreciation of life in God naturally flows.

~Tilden Edwards