Shalem Society Annual Gathering

October 8-12, 2023 on Zoom

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4PM ET October 8 – 12PM ET October 12

SAVE THE DATE: October 8-12, 2023

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Society Gathering Design

The gathering will include talks, 40 hours of silent retreat, rich and varied prayer experiences, and immersion in contemplative community. For those who feel led to engage in the business of the Shalem Society, there will be an additional Thursday afternoon session to listen to the Spirit and discern our way forward.


As one of the components of the Society for Contemplative Leadership, the Annual Gathering is open to all people who have completed the final residency of one of Shalem’s long-term programs: Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program, Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction Program, Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Spiritual Groups & Retreats Program, Living in God: Personal Spiritual Deepening Program, Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program, Soul of the Executive Program, YALLI: Young Adult Life and Leadership Initiative, Crossing the Threshold: Contemplative Foundations for Emerging Leaders, the Soul of Leadership Program, and Heart Longings: An Invitation to the Contemplative Path.

Please note: if you are a graduate of one of Shalem’s long-term programs and are considering membership in the Society, you are welcome to come to the Gathering to discern if the Society is right for you at this time.


The Society Gathering will be held on Zoom.


The Gathering goes from 4 PM Eastern Time on the 8th and ends at noon Eastern Time on the 12th.

For those who would like to stay on to engage in the business of Society, there will be a gathering from 12:30 to 3:30 on the 12th.


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    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation by August 31, refund of all but $75.  Cancellation by Sept. 15, refund of all but $150.  Cancellation by Oct. 7, refund of all but $250.  No refunds after Oct. 7.  If you need to cancel your registration for the Shalem Society Gathering, contact Mary Beene (


    Mary Beene is the registrar for the Society Gathering. You can contact Mary at


    Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.


    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.