Contemplative Earth Awareness

An online retreat day with Shalem
Wake up to the wonder that is all around you. 

ADean_headshotTake a retreat day with Shalem—ONLINE.

This is a time of awakening and connection. As we hold Earth and one another in prayer, we have an opportunity to stretch our contemplative awareness in new ways.

Shalem’s online retreat day with staff member Ann Dean is an opportunity to notice the loving Presence all around us and to deepen our awareness of the oneness of life. Using poetry, meditations, reflection questions and invitations into silence, Ann creates a special space for seeing and appreciating our connection to the natural world.

Whether you are a volunteer at your local watershed, a parent or grandparent wanting to teach the next generation about Earth care, a pastor who wants to bring more Earth-friendly practices to your congregation, or simply a lover of nature—you are invited to join us.

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earthawareness_smallIntent: to deepen contemplative Earth awareness by opening more fully to the divine, loving, unitive Presence in all living beings.

This online retreat day consists of video and audio teaching, which you can access on your computer or tablet, poetry for reading and contemplation, guided meditation audio, reflection questions and invitations into silence.

Ann Dean, a spiritual director and nationally-known leader of retreats and conferences for deepening the life of prayer, invites you to deepen your contemplative Earth awareness by opening more fully to the divine loving Presence in all living beings.

Ann Dean is Director of Shalem’sTransforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program. Ann is a spiritual director and nationally-known leader of retreats and conferences for deepening the life of prayer and developing new structures committed to contemplative prayer, Earth care and social justice. She has been a minister in the ecumenical community of the Church of the Saviour since 1994 and is a member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group.

April 4 to May 31, 2018

Register here after April 4 and experience the material anytime within that date range. Access your retreat immediately upon purchase, via a link in your receipt email.

$49 regular price; $44 if you gather a group of 3 or more
If you sign up for the group rate, enter the names of your group members or group in the Notes section at checkout. Contact ruth@shalem.org for group discounts of 10 or more.

Technical requirements:The retreat website can be accessed on any computer or tablet. Teachings and audio/video reflections are hosted by YouTube. Poetry and other readings can be printed if desired. Prayerful technical assistance is offered via email. Access your retreat immediately upon purchase, via a link in your email.