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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.

How Good to Center Down!

Today’s post is from the writings of Howard Thurman How good it is to center down! To sit quietly and see one’s self pass by! The streets of our minds seethe with endless traffic; Our spirits resound with clashing, with noisy silences, While something deep within hungers and thirsts for the still moment and the […]

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

When we have become completely free from the need to judge, we will also become completely free from the fear of being judged.

~Henri Nouwen

Categories: Community. Tags: Henri Nouwen and judging. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

How are we called to pray for our precious planet?

A new year is an opportunity to set intentions and hold space for something new to unfold. Shalem is beginning 2018 with weekly Prayer for the World sessions. Patience Robbins is leading these intentional gatherings where we hold our planet in compassion, light and love and listen for what the Spirit is inviting in our current world […]

January 01, 2018 by shalemonline
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Today is a most unusual day,

because we have never lived it before;

we will never live it again;

it is the only day we have.

~William Arthur Ward

Categories: spiritual growth. Tags: beginnings, newyear, and today. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Come out from the circle of time and into the circle of love.

~Rumi

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

I once asked a bird, “How is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness?”

She responded, “Love lifts me.”

~Hafiz

Categories: Love and Nature and spirituality. Tags: hafiz. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

All your talk is worthless when compared to one whisper of the Beloved.

~Rumi

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

The world will be balanced when we are balanced.

~Tarthang Tulku

Categories: Contemplative Living and spiritual discipline. Tags: balance. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

In the spiritual life, I am always at the beginning.

~Ralph Blum

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