• tilden edwards

    • Tilden, Shalem's Founder and Senior Fellow, served as Shalem's executive director for over 27 years. An Episcopal priest with parish experience, he is a nationally respected speaker, retreat leader and author, most recently of Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth. He has designed and led contemplative programs since 1979 and continues to write and teach about the spiritual life.

Shared Spiritual Companionship

Article by Tilden Edwards (in September 2016 eNews) The medieval mystic Hafiz said, “Like a great starving beast, my body is quivering, fixed on the scent of Light.” That’s a radical thought for us to bring to spiritual direction, both as director and directee. That quivering in me is the strong, graced desire for communion — […]

Contemplative Possibilities in Corporate Worship/Liturgy

Here are a few suggestions that can help open the way for people’s first-hand presence in the Presence during a Sunday or other time of corporate worship. These include selected (sometimes modified) excerpts from the section on Liturgy in chapter four of my new book, Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth (Paulist Press 2010), followed […]

A Sabbath Heart

More and more people have become aware of the need for sabbath today, even if they don’t know how to bring it into the normal rhythm of their complicated lives. We see signs of people’s desire for a more receptive quality of time in the increasing popularity of retreats and meditation practices. However, the attempts […]

January 01, 2009 by tilden edwards
Categories: Uncategorized. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and eNews Article.

Contemplative Possibilities in Corporate Worship/Liturgy

Here are a few suggestions that can help open the way for people’s first-hand presence in the Presence during a Sunday or other time of corporate worship. These include selected (sometimes modified) excerpts from the section on Liturgy in chapter four of my new book, Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth (Paulist Press 2010), followed […]

January 01, 2009 by tilden edwards
Categories: Uncategorized. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and eNews Article.

Contemplative Worship

John of the Cross said that silence is God’s first language. Mother Teresa (who required two hours of silent daily prayer for her Sisters) said that silence is God speaking to us. Isaac of Nineveh advocated loving silence above all things, because it brings you near the fruit, which the tongue is too weak to […]

January 01, 2009 by tilden edwards
Categories: Uncategorized. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and eNews Article.