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Spiritual Awakening and Addiction Recovery

Today’s post is by Tom Adams At lunch at the Gerald May seminar, Compassion of the Mystics, I was at a table where 12-Step meetings and recovery were being discussed. Having been a student and beneficiary of 12-Step groups for over 30 years, my ears perked up. A lunch table friend was describing how someone […]

December 12, 2018 by Thomas Adams
Categories: Community and Contemplative Living. Tags: AA. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

~Albert Einstein

Categories: Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Pilgrimage: Going and Returning

Today’s post is by Carole Crumley Happy are the people whose strength is in you! Whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way. –Psalm 84 Pilgrimage is one of the spiritual practices that is common to many of the great faith traditions. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and many others find their common ground in […]

December 12, 2018 by Carole Crumley
Categories: Pilgrimage. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, eNews Article, and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Cultivating Contemplative Conversations

Article by Margaret Benefiel (December 2018 eNews) In conversations with our “contemplative cousins,” both in follow-up discussions since the August 2017 Snowmass gathering where 20 young contemplatives gathered and in other settings, the question often arises, “What method of prayer does Shalem teach? Contemplative Outreach teaches Centering Prayer, World Community for Christian Meditation teaches the […]

Too often in a search for a richer life, a fuller life, one’s eyes become blinded to the immediate wonder of the life that is.

~Gerald May

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: Gerald May and wonder. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Reflections on Openness, Contemplation, and Love

Today’s post is by Tom Adams I was eager to attend the Gerald May Seminar on the Compassion of the Mystics with Bernard McGinn. Since embracing the practice of centering prayer a couple of years ago, my interest in love and how love grows has been front and center. I figured compassion and love were […]

November 11, 2018 by Thomas Adams
Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: compassion and mystics. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

The quieter you become,
the more you can hear.

~Ram Dass

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

GLP-20 Class Page – Commitment Stage

Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats Program – Class of 2020 Program Dates January 2019 to June 2020 First Residency: May 8-15, 2019 Second Residency: March 3-10, 2020 Detailed Program Brochure Take a moment to bookmark this page in your favorites, so you can return at different stages in the program. Feel free to post at […]

November 11, 2018 by Trish Stefanik 1 Comment
Categories: Uncategorized.

Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

~Lao Tzu

Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen I’m not sure when I began reading books by Thomas Merton. Probably late high school or early college. I’m also not sure how I discovered them. Though I was naturally drawn to contemplative prayer, the word was unfamiliar to me until Merton’s writings provided it. “Contemplative” was not […]

November 11, 2018 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality and Prayer. Tags: centering prayer and Thomas Keating. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.