November 10, 2019
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Light Refreshments

The Shalem Offices
3025 Fourth Street, NE, Suite 22
Washington, DC 20017

Free and open to the public.

Come share conversation and light refreshments as we celebrate two recently published books from our community: The Soul of Higher Education and Contemplation and Community.


The first, edited by Shalem executive director, Margaret Benefiel, and Bo Karen Lee, consists of chapters written by scholars from both Eastern and Western traditions about the importance of a contemplative grounding for higher education. The second, edited by Shalem board member, Jessica Smith, and Shalem graduate, Stuart Higginbotham, brings together the diverse voices that have emerged as new leaders of the contemplative movement. Margaret, Bo Karen and Jessie will be available to sign copies of their books.

Please let us know you will be joining us by emailing


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.