OPENING TO THE SPIRIT

6-week online course led by Carole Crumley

June 19 – July 30, 2022

Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent spiritual practice?

Join leader Carole Crumley as she illuminates the introductory core prayer practices found in Tilden Edwards’ Living in the Presence.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 5.

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Whether you feel like a beginner or want to explore new ways of praying, this 6-week online course can help support your spiritual life.

The six experiential sessions include enrichment and support for your daily practice through

  • Weekly course material, including brief video teachings led by Carole Crumley and guided meditations and reflections from Tilden Edwards, Marlene Maier and Gerald May
  • Midweek email check-ins
  • Journaling and shared reflection with other participants.

Course Content

View the material at a time that is right for you. Each session builds on the previous weeks’ sessions.

Week 1: Where are you on your Journey?
Welcome audio: 11 min
Create a Prayer Space video: 5 min
Reading “What is Contemplative Spirituality?”
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 2: What is Contemplative Prayer?
Teaching video: 11 min
Gerald May audio: 12 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 3: Praying through Body Awareness
Teaching video: 7 min
Guided meditation audio: 18 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 4: Breath Prayer
Teaching video: 12 min
Guided meditation audio: 7 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 5: Presence through Body, Breath & Mind
Teaching video: 8 min
Guided meditation audio: 10 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Week 6: Reflection and Feedback
Closing audio: 7 min
Request for Feedback for Shalem
Return again to Gerald May audio: 12 min
Silence and Reflection Questions


“This course opened me to the possibilities of God’s Spirit already working within my spirit. It helped me begin the process of letting go of my need to control and to simply open myself to God’s Presence… This experience has re-energized my spiritual life and has enabled me to go to a deeper place.”

– Carol W.


CAROLE CRUMLEY

Carole is an Episcopal priest and an experienced pilgrimage guide to sacred and secular sites throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. Formerly Senior Program Director at Shalem, she is on the staff of our Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program and our Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program and leads the e-course, Opening to the Spirit.

COST & REGISTRATION

Registration will open on June 5. In the meantime…

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ACCESSING YOUR COURSE

Once you register, your receipt email from info@shalem.org will have the link to the online course page, which you can view anytime from your computer, phone or tablet. Be sure to adjust your email spam filters to receive emails from info@shalem.org. Having trouble logging in? Visit the How Do I Create/Log into a Shalem Account? page or feel free to contact info@shalem.org.

Action is required if you pay for other people: you must share with them the link to the course page that is located on your receipt.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about this online program or the group and leadership discounts, contact the Help Desk at info@shalem.org.

Mission

Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.

Vision

Grounded in our understanding of God’s desire for peace, wholeness and well-being, we envision a world transformed by contemplative living and leadership in which all people honor one another and creation, recognize their unity and interconnectedness, and courageously seek to live out of this reality.

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