Offerings by Shalem Graduates

The programs listed here are offered by graduates of Shalem’s long-term programs and are provided as a service for people looking for spiritual formation opportunities. They are not sponsored by the Shalem Institute. Contact each event directly to find out more information or to register — you cannot register for these events through Shalem.

If you would like to have your event added to this list, please email your listing to Monica Maxon, our Director of Communications and Marketing, monica@shalem.org.

For a directory of spiritual retreat and conference centers, go to www.findthedivine.com, integrated with www.seekaretreat.com, a directory of retreat events, retreat leaders and spiritual advisors.  Spiritual Directors International also has a resource list of global retreat centers.

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Church of the Wild

Dates: Meets monthly, usually the first Sunday of the month
Time: 3 PM
Place: Locations vary; Washington, DC Metro area
Cost: No charge but please check in to register and to get directions
Details: A program of the Center for Spirituality in Nature, Church of the Wild gathers monthly to honor the mutual indwelling of the Divine with the Earth and all of its beings, remembering our sacred interconnection and interdependence through multi-traditional spiritual practices, music, and solo or group wanderings. All are welcome.
Leaders: Rev. Sarah Anders (UCC), is a 2007 graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Groups & Retreats Program and Beth Norcross is founding director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature.
Contact: For more information, please visit:https://www.centerforspiritualityinnature.org/church-of-the-wild

Holy Partnership: Drawing Closer to Your Divine Companion

Dates: December 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Place: Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
Cost: $40 includes lunch
Details: What might the mystics of the past centuries tell you today if they could talk with you about your dreams and struggles? Using the experiences of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Julian of Norwich, this program will explore how the mystics’ experiences of divine companionship fit with modern psychology. The program will use didactic teachings, metaphors, images, poetry, music and experiential activities to apply these insights to enhance your spiritual and psychological growth.
Leader: Chris Hyde, a graduate of Shalem’s Living in God: Personal Spiritual Deepening Program, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings. He has been interested in classical and modern spirituality for many years and currently is in private practice in Maryland.
Contact: http://www.jesushousecenter.org/upcoming-events-1/http/wwwjesushousecenterorg/upcoming-events-1/10-24-2018/saintly-solutions-5bln9

Exploring the Grace of Now: Living in God

Dates: October 2019 through March 2020
Time: Monthly Saturday meeting 9am – 4pm
Place: Corpus Christi Episcopal Church, Okahumpka, FL
Cost: TBD
Details: Please join us for an eight-month journey of reflection on the possibilities of your current time of life and where God is active and present. Participants will experience a variety of spiritual practices, explore an array of readings, and know the gifts of monthly listening circles and spiritual direction.
Leaders: Maureen Kramlinger, MA, a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance, Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats, and Personal Spiritual Deepening Programs, is engaged in teaching, counseling, adult formation, hospice chaplaincy and grief care. Beth Knight, MAPC is an ordained deacon, a spiritual director and graduate of the Alaska Ignatian Seeking the Spirit Program. Kathy Lieffort, MS, a graduate of Shalem’s Soul of Leadership, is a spiritual director and executive coach. Chris Vogelsang, M.Ed., a former counselor and founding faculty member of the Servant Leadership School in Cincinnati, is an experienced seminar and retreat leader. For more details about all four facilitators, see the informational flyer by clicking the link below.
Contact: christyv@cfl.rr.com to learn more.

Nurture Your Creative Genius: A Writing Workshop

Dates: Six Fridays, starting September 28, 2018
Time: 10 AM to Noon
Place: Watertown Center for Healing Arts, 22 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA
Cost: Please check with the workshop leader.
Details: This workshop is for writers of all skill levels and genres and is limited to eight participants. The workshop leader is certified in the Amherst Writers & Artists method developed by Pat Schneider and described in Writing with Ourselves and with Others (Oxford University Press). This method supports practiced and emerging voices through a proven method that encourages creative risks in writing from memory, imagination and dream.
Leader: Patrice Ficken, a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a spiritual director, writer and founder of Soul Care Connections.
Contact: Call 617-323-0566 or contact Patrice@soulconnections.com

Interfaith Coalition of Washington County Annual Winter Retreat “Turning Toward Compassion: Conversations of Hope in Troubled Times”

Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
Place: Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center 16869 Taylor’s Landing Road Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Cost: $42 ($38 Early bird special until 1/19/19) includes lunch
Details: Religious and spiritual traditions teach the importance of compassion. And yet in times fraught with anger and division, we can all too easily lose touch with that deep heart connection that unites us with others and our deepest selves. In this retreat, we’ll return to compassion-sharing our experiences, exploring our traditions, and reclaiming ways to keep the flame of compassion alive within. We’ll draw upon our own interior wisdom and touch on what experts and sages have to offer as we collectively seek a greater understanding of the necessity of compassion and the hope it offers us in these times.
Leader: Leah Rampy, a graduate of Shalem’s Living in God: Personal Spiritual Deepening and Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Programs and formerly Shalem executive director, has a particular interest in contemplative leadership, a way of being that draws on compassion and co-creation. She was a founding member and leader in McLean Community Dialogues that began after 9/11 and drew together people from many traditions to engage in facilitated conversations. She has worked as a teacher in public schools and universities, served as a corporate executive in Fortune 100 companies, and founded her own business offering leadership consulting and coaching.
Contact: Ed Poling at 301-766-9005 or elpoling1@gmail.com

Sacred Listening Circle

Dates: Meeting monthly, Tuesday evenings from October 2, 2018 to May 7, 2019 (9 sessions)
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM (First and last sessions meeting from 3:00-9:00 PM in retreat format)
Place: Haven Lutheran Church,1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Cost: $25.00
Details: Experience spiritual deepening through prayerful listening and conversation in a small group setting. The format follows the process of group spiritual direction developed by Rose Mary Dougherty and the Shalem Institute. Group members will engage in holy conversation built around times of shared silence, seeking the Spirit’s presence.
Leaders: Rev. Ed Poling, Retired minister in the Church of the Brethren is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program. He has been leading these small groups for 20+ years. Jan McNamee, Roman Catholic layperson, former religious, is also a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program.
Contact: Ed Poling at 301-766-9005 or elpoling1@gmail.com

Clergy Sacred Listening Circle

Dates: Meeting monthly, Monday mornings from October 1, 2018 to May 6, 2019, (9 sessions)
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon (First and last sessions meeting from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM in retreat format)
Place: Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center, 16869 Taylor’s Landing Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Cost: $200.00
Details: Experience spiritual deepening through prayerful listening and conversation in a small group setting. The format follows the process of group spiritual direction developed by Rose Mary Dougherty and the Shalem Institute. Group members will engage in holy conversation built around times of shared silence, seeking the Spirit’s presence.
Leaders: Rev. Ed Poling, Retired minister in the Church of the Brethren is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program. He has been leading these small groups for 20+ years.
Contact: Ed Poling at 301-766-9005 orelpoling1@gmail.com

Reimagining Gratitude and Humility: Two Graces of Contemplative Living
A Contemplative Retreat

Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Time: 3 PM, April 12 through 1 PM, April 14
Place: St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27408
Cost: $50 non-refundable deposit; lodging, six meals and retreat costs range from $290-330
Details: This time away offers opportunity to journey together into “the Great Mystery where life is unfolding,” to listen deeply for the loving presence of the Holy One, to find sure footing that carries us over the sometimes rocky terrain of life, and to open to the invitations of the Spirit rising up from the depths of our souls. We will engage in contemplative prayer together, share as we wish in small listening circles, and have an extended time of silence. To lead us into the silence, we will invite reflection on gratitude and humility, which are too often reduced to platitudes, obscuring the power and vitality of these wise and strong companions of life’s journey.
Leaders: Winston B. Charles is a retired Episcopal priest and director of Shalem’s Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership. Carol Eckerman, a retired scientist and teacher, is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program.
Contact: Winston Charles at winstonbcharles@gmail.com, 919-323-1418, or Judy Charles at registrar114@gmail.com, 919-783-9263

Listening To The Land: A Pilgrimage for the Wild Wide Open Heart

Dates: October 17-21, 2018
Time: Arrive in Albuquerque NM by noon on October 17, returned to ABQ airport by noon, Sunday October 21.
Place: Ancient pueblo sites and beautiful walks in northern New Mexico, with home base at Cliff River Springs Casitas:http://www.cliffriversprings.com/
Cost: Ranging from $600 (camping option) to $1000 for single and $1800 for double occupancy.
Details: Walking in and listening to the wide open landscape of northern New Mexico is a wonderful exploration for body and spirit. Pilgrimage is a chance to both rest and be renewed; it is the practice of walking, noticing, and being present to what is in each moment. Pilgrimage is bringing your feet to another place, so that your heart can be touched, nourished, encouraged. Come enjoy the deep gold of cottonwood leaves about to let go, and the scent of ancient twisting junipers. Let your hands play with shimmering micacious clay dug locally in New Mexico. Walk the same paths within ancient pueblo sites as the First Nations peoples. Enjoy deep silence, where you can listen to the wing-flap of a Raven. Experience meaningful community in wild wide open spaces.
Leaders: Marjory Bankson and Tiffany Montavon team up to offer their collective wisdom on listening to the land. Tiffany is a graduate of Shalem’s Living in God: Personal Spiritual Deepening Program.
Contact: Tiffany Montavon 571-241-0655, or email tamontavon@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/events/204263837041490/

Resurrection, Before and After

Dates: March 15-17, 2019
Place: Powell House, the conference and retreat center of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Old Chatham, NY
Cost: Register by March 1: $280-200/adults; $125/ages 13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuters. After March 1: $260/145/90/195
Details: I often wonder what it means to live in the Resurrection. Maybe you do, too. This weekend retreat will be a sacred opportunity to explore what the Resurrection means in your life and for us in community. Of course, we can’t look at Resurrection without looking at what precedes it: death and waiting in the darkcorresponding to the Christian observance of Good Friday and Holy Saturday. This will be a contemplative and experiential retreat with space to open our hearts to see what the Spirit may have for us (Mary Kay Glazer). Joe Garren of Middlebury, VT Quaker Meeting will provide additional spiritual support. Childcare is available with three weeks notice.
Leader: Mary Kay Glazer, a 2008 graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a member of Greenville, NC, Quaker Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting- Conservative. She has a passion for spiritual formation – the many ways we are shaped by God, and how we respond.
Contact: For more information: www.mkglazer.com or mkglazer@me.com. To register, contact Powell House: https://powellhouse.org/

Spiritual Direction at Powell House

Dates: March 17, 18, & 19, 2019
Place: Powell House, the conference and retreat center of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Old Chatham, NY
Cost: Sliding scale; contact Mary Kay for details.
Details: Mary Kay Glazer will be offering on-site spiritual direction at Powell House. Schedule with Mary Kay directly: mkglazer@me.com. Overnight accommodations are available at Powell House for solo retreat time.
Spiritual Director: Mary Kay Glazer, a 2008 graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a member of Greenville, NC, Quaker Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting-Conservative. She has a passion for spiritual formationthe many ways we are shaped by God, and how we respond.
Contact: Powell House to reserve a room: https://powellhouse.org/.

Bursting Forth: Celebrating New Life

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 2:00-8:00pm
Place: Powell House, the conference and retreat center of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Old Chatham, NY
Cost: $50/person for the retreat includes snacks and dinner. Stay overnight for an additional $30/person.
Details: This one-day retreat takes place on the spring equinox, a time when we expect that, soon, the earth will burst with new life. What in you has been gestating and is now ready to burst forth? You will have ample opportunity to explore and celebrate what is wanting to come new into the world through you. Register by March 7, 2019. Joe Garren of Middlebury, VT Quaker Meeting will provide additional spiritual support.
Leader: Mary Kay Glazer, a 2008 graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a member of Greenville, NC, Quaker Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting-Conservative. She has a passion for spiritual formation – the many ways we are shaped by God, and how we respond.
Contact: For more information: www.mkglazer.com or mkglazer@me.com. To register, contact Powell House: https://powellhouse.org/

Resilience4Activists

Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Place: Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718
Cost: $20, includes lunch
Walk-ins are welcome but won’t include lunch. Registration deadline is 2/22/19.
Details: This will be an experiential workshop in which participants’ own experiences will serve as the basis for reflection and discernment. Stories of resilient activists and principles of resilient activism will complement personal reflection.
Leader: Margaret Benefiel is Shalem’s executive director and a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program. Prior to Shalem, she ran her own consulting, speaking, training and coaching business, Executive Soul, helping leaders and organizations nurture their souls and express their deepest values institutionally. She has written extensively on various aspects of contemplative leadership and spirituality at work.
Contact: For more details, please contact Rich Plant at richaplant@gmail.com.

A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality and Sexuality

Dates: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: All day
Place: St. Mary’s Sewanee, Sewanee, TN Sponsored by The Beecken Center of the School of Theology, University of the South
Cost: $160; lodging for the night of October 3 may be purchased separately
Details: Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this workshop as we engage in healthy and honest discussions about spirituality and sexuality.
Leaders: Dr.Westina Matthews and the Rev. Tommie Watkins, Jr. will facilitate. Westina is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program.
Contact: To learn more and to register, click here:http://beeckencenter.sewanee.edu/events/contemplative-spirituality-2018

A Weekly Centering Prayer Group

Dates: Ongoing
Time: 6:30 PM, Fridays
Place: St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, 1803 Highland Hollow Drive at Texas 105 West, Conroe, TX (north of Houston)
Cost: Free
Details: This ongoing group provides the chance to come together weekly for centering prayer.
Leaders: Pamela Lewis, a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, has led and co-led retreats for years, and is co-leader of the Spiritual Formation Committee at St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church. She is co-leading this group with the Rev. Deacon Phyllis Hartman.
Contact: For more information: gotyacovered45@yahoo.com; 936-520-8004 (cell).

Seeking the Lover & the Beloved: Weekend Retreat for the Spiritual Journey

Dates: October 19-21, 2018
Time: 4 PM, Friday, October 19 to 2 PM, Sunday, October 21
Place: Richmond Hill, 2209 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Cost: $190 per person based on double occupancy; $240 for a single room (singles limited)
Register by September 15 for Early Bird discount.
Details: How are we to love the Lover? How are we to live as the beloved? Bernard of Clairvaux and Julian of Norwich offer their experiences of the divine and urge us to seek union with the one who is our savior and friend, the one who graces us with unconditional mercy and forgiveness. Bernard guides us through four stages of loving God and ourselves until we are in full union with God. Julian reveals what God has shown her and reawakens a deep awareness of the Trinity. Join us for a weekend of seeking and finding while giving and receiving love.
Leaders: Phil Stone and Lynne Larson are leading this retreat. Phil is a graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program and has completed Richmond Hill’s RUAH School of Spiritual Direction. He is the creator of findthedivine.com and seekaretreat.com, online directories of retreat centers and other spiritual resources.
Contact: Phil Stone at philstone@cox.net or Lynne Larson at llarson24@cox.net.

Silent Retreat Weekend

Dates: October 5-7, 2018
Time: 7 PM, October 5 to 1 PM, October 7
Place: St. Benedict’s Abbey, 12605-224th Avenue, Benet Lake, WI 53102
Cost: $225, includes private room and bath, Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch Early bird registration by September 7 is $199; regular registration deadline is September 14
Details: This is an opportunity to leave the distractions and noise of your daily life behind for a weekend and to live into the silence of this retreat offering. You will have time for that much needed rest and rejuvenation as well as an opportunity to listen more deeply for that “still, small voice of God” that may be nudging you. After an opening meditation Friday, silence will continue until late Sunday morning, ending with a time of group sharing and reflection. Prayer exercises will be offered throughout the course of the weekend, focused on discernment and based on readings from the book of John.
Leader: Spencer Foon facilitates a contemplative prayer group and participates in Contemplative Outreach Chicago’s Wisdom Practice Group. Becky Serpe is a spiritual director and the lead coordinator for the Christos’ Tending the Holy training program for spiritual directors. Both are graduates of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program.
Contact: Becky Serpe, 847-533-1285 or rebeccaserpe17@gmail.com

Church of the Wild: Two Rivers

Dates: Meets monthly, usually on the first Sunday of the month
Time: 3-5PM
Place: Outdoors in nature preserves and on the grounds of retreat centers near Shepherdstown, WV
Cost: Free; register via Facebook or website
Details: Church of the Wild: Two Rivers is an emerging community, meeting in the midst of and sharing with the abundant life all around us. Our intent is to deepen our connection to the Sacred by being more open, present and available in each moment. We learn from the earth and trees, the skies and water, and all living beings in the web of the natural world. Located in a region where the winding Shenandoah meets the majestic Potomac River, we are nurtured in silence, beauty, and connection.
Leader: Leah Rampy is a graduate of Shalem’s Living in God: Personal Spiritual Deepening and Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats as well as the former executive director of Shalem. She serves on the staff of Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats and co-leads Shalem pilgrimages.
Contact: churchofthewild2rivers@gmail.com; www.churchofthewild2rivers.com; FB @churchofthewild2rivers

Kairos Platzl

Dates: Ongoing
Time: Mondays and Fridays from 8-9 PM for meditation in the chapel. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 AM and 8-9 PM.
Place: 5505 Mhlbach am Hochknig, Mandlwandstrasse 437 AUSTRIA
Cost: Free. Please call or email for a place. The seating is limited. You may also make a private appointment.
Details: Kairos Platzl is a special place where individuals are invited to come and be, to enjoy nature, inhale the fresh mountain air, be reconnected with nature, listen to the voice within, and recharge their batteries. Locals are often blind to what is in front of them, and Kairos Platzl offers an opportunity to experience their environment in a new way. For visitors to the region, this is a unique welcome to begin their holiday: to prepare their bodies, minds, and spirits for the energy and radiance of Hochkoenig. It is an invitation to live more fully into this experience of nature as they hike, rest, and enjoy this mountain lifestyle. This special Platzl offers rest, time to be, words of encouragement and reflection.Come and join us in this informal and relaxed atmosphere as we breathe in this Kairos. Discover who you are and where you are being led.
Leader: Clair Ullmann is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program and a past Shalem board member.
Contact: Cell: +43 664533 3530; Home: +43 6467 20 107; Email: revclair@gmail.com

Contemplative Fire Gatherings

Dates: 4th Sunday of the month (except July)
Place: St. Leonard’s Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, Toronto, ON Canada
Cost: free-will offering
Details: This is the monthly worship of our alternative contemplative community. It is an experiential, eclectic, contemplative engagement with scripture and includes communion. There is spaciousness, stillness, and storytelling. It has a different flow, visual images and eclectic music each month depending on the theme.
Leader: Anne Crosthwait is an Anglican priest and Community Leader of Contemplative Fire. A graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Groups and Retreats Program, she is a retreat and spiritual director, artist and art-journaler.
Contact: 416-834-3400 www.contemplativefire.ca

Within the Hearts of Teresa & John: A Retreat

Date: July 20-29, 2019
Place: Spain, at six of the monasteries Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross founded in Spain
Cost: Starting at $2,498
Details: Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime retreat in Spain next year! You will meet others from around the world and draw close to Spirit dwelling in the center of your own being, through the illuminating writings of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Check out the details here: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/ee19072019x58141#.XBfhFGRKiRv
What do you think about mystics from the past? Are they still relevant? Do you think it is possible to be friends with them? Rev. Kimberly Braun speaks about this very question on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nQ1wSTrv8aM
Leader: Rev. Kimberly Braun, M.A., a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a spiritual director, author and international speaker, retreat leader, meditation coach, former Carmelite nun and fellow mystic and friend.
Contact: For questions and comments: Kimberly@kimberlybraun.com, 941-284-3036.

Essence Meditation Made Easy

Date: Ongoing online course
Time: You can move through the course on your own time frame and book your private sessions with Kimberly respecting your schedule. There is unlimited access to the material for as long as it exists.
Cost: $280
Details: This course offers you six preparation videos; eight weeks of video instruction; five new meditation techniques per week (totaling 40); a private session with Kimberly Braun (more available as you wish); integration exercises; and multiple videos to help you integrate the course daily. The training provides insightful guidance in how to maintain and build physical, emotional, and psychological health, balance, focus, stamina, peace and joy using meditation and meditation techniques. Check out the details and two FREE videos here:
https://www.ingomu.com/en/essence-meditation-made-easyfor-your-health-sanity-and-creativity/
Leader: Rev. Kimberly Braun, M.A., a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a spiritual director, author and international speaker, retreat leader, meditation coach, former Carmelite nun and fellow mystic and friend.
Contact: For questions and comments: Kimberly@kimberlybraun.com, 941-284-3036.

Standing Strong and Happy in the Storm

Date: Ongoing online course
Time: You can move through the course on your own time frame and book your private sessions with Kimberly respecting your schedule. There is unlimited access to the material for as long as it exists.
Cost: $297
Details: Do you believe it is possible to stand strong and happy in any storm that happens around you? Let Kimberly Braun show you perspectives and practices that have helped her cultivate living from her center where all strength and all happiness reside in fullness. This course includes eight weeks of teaching and practices designed to make meditation an easy and enjoyable part of your life. Kimberly has four free videos shedding light upon this topic: https://kimberlybraun.thinkific.com/courses/standing-strong-and-happy-in-the-storm
Leader: Rev. Kimberly Braun, M.A., a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a spiritual director, author and international speaker, retreat leader, meditation coach, former Carmelite nun and fellow mystic and friend.
Contact: For questions and comments: Kimberly@kimberlybraun.com, 941-284-3036.

Within Two Hearts: Teresa and Yours

Date: Ongoing online course with private group page for sharingTime
Time: This course can be taken on your own time with private sessions booked per your schedule. There is unlimited access to the material for as long as it exists.
Cost: $257
Details: Let Teresa of Avila become one of your best friends. Join Rev. Kimberly Braun in a five-week immersion in Teresa’s life and writings, geared to the enrichment of your own heart. The course offers: weekly meditation, videos, integration exercises, webinars and a private session with Rev. Kimberly. https://kimberlybraun.thinkific.com/courses/within-two-hearts-teresa-and-yours
NOTE: Enjoy 10 FREE videos on the landing page of the course, per the link above.
Leader: Rev. Kimberly Braun, M.A., a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, is a spiritual director, author and international speaker, retreat leader, meditation coach, former Carmelite nun and fellow mystic and friend.
Contact: For questions and comments: Kimberly@kimberlybraun.com, 941-284-3036.

Below are some recent publications from Shalem graduates. If you are a graduate of one of our long-term programs and have recently published something you’d like us to list, please send the details to us at info@shalem.org.

Jade C. Angelica, Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimers Disease, Skinner House Press, 2014.
A helpful resource for any director working with an Alzheimers/dementia caregiver as directee or for any director or directee who has a loved one with Alzheimers/dementia

Nancy Flinchbaugh, Revelation at the Labyrinth, eLectio Publishing, 2017
A fictional account of personal healing and redemption

Sharon Freeman, Spiritual Perspectives: Gifts of a Prayerful Life, Basswood Press, 2016
A book of poetry

Bruce T. Marshall, In Later Years: Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging, Skinner Press, 2017
Questions of meaning and Spirit re-assert themselves as we age

Joan Maxwell, Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End, Resource Publications, 2017
Memoir of a hospital chaplain

Joy Rains, Meditation Illuminated, Whole Earth Press, 2013
Simple ways to manage your busy mind

Shirley Weyrauch, Following the Bread Crumbs, Balboa Press, 2017
Prayer stations with photographic images

Holly W. Whitcomb, The Practice of Finding–How Gratitude Leads the Way to Enough, Wm B. Eerdman’s Publishing Co., 2019
Explores the spiritual practice of finding as the antidote to chronic seeking