6-session online course led by Tilden Edwards

February 18-March 31, 2024

Do you yearn to see, listen and act more deeply from your spiritual heart?

Join Tilden Edwards, Shalem’s founder and senior fellow, for support in deepening your spiritual life.


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  • Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent daily spiritual practice?
  • Do you desire to live more fully from the wisdom and compassion of your spiritual heart?
  • Are you seeking spiritual community with fellow seekers online?

If these questions touch something that you are longing for in your spiritual life, then join us for the refreshment, vitality and deepening in prayer that is made possible within this spiritual community.

Join Tilden for:

  • Weekly course material, including video teachings and guided meditations
  • Midweek email check-ins
  • Journaling and shared reflection with other participants.

Course Content

You may access material at any time that fits in your schedule within the course timeframe.

Week 1: Contemplative Grounding in the Heart
Welcome audio: 21 min
Create a Prayer Space video: 5 min
Guided Meditation audio: 12 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 2: Living from the Heart, Ego & Mind
Teaching video: 22 min
Article Reading: Living From the Spiritual Heart
Guided Meditation audio: 12 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 3: From Where Do You See?
Teaching video: 16 min
Guided meditation audio: 10 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 4: From Where Do You Listen?
Teaching video: 20 min
Guided meditation audio: 15 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 5: From Where Do You Act?
Teaching video: 26 min
Guided meditation audio: 6 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 6: Reflection and Feedback
Closing audio: 7 min
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Silence and Reflection

“This e-course was a valuable tool for me to explore ways to deepen my daily spiritual practice. Grounded in that place of the spiritual heart, I begin to discern God’s call of love (not just the voices of my ego and mind) and am then able to respond more faithfully to that call in my work and my relationships.”

– Elaine D.


Tilden, Founder and Senior Fellow at Shalem, was our 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 Life Woven in Sacred Time. He has designed and led contemplative programs since 1979, continues to write and teach about the spiritual life, and serves on the staff of all of our long-term programs.


Course dates: February 18-March 31, 2024
Registration opens: February 4, 2024
Registration deadline: February 25, 2024
If you are registered, you can access the material for two weeks after the course ends.

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