Do you desire support and enrichment for your prayer life? Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent spiritual practice?
Wherever you are in your prayer life, whether you feel like a beginner or want to deepen a particular practice, whether you want to explore new ways of praying or are seeking the support of like-spirited others, the School of Contemplative Prayer offers something for you.
The sessions are experiential and will include:
- enrichment and support for your daily practice through weekly course material, contemplative quotes and images, and midweek email check-ins;
- encouragement for opening to God through a particular way of praying, offered through weekly brief video teachings led by Carole Crumley and guided meditations and reflections from Shalem’s archives of classic and timeless voices of Tilden Edwards, Marlene Maier and Gerald May;
- opportunities for journaling and shared reflection with other participants through a simple, secure, members only web space.
During the six-week course, since each session builds on the previous weeks’ sessions, we encourage you to participate in all sessions sequentially. The online aspect of the course offers you the flexibility of viewing the course material at any time during your day that is right for you. Through it all, your daily silent prayer discipline is the most important aspect of this course.
Here are some questions that may help you discern the rightness of this course for you:
Do you desire support and enrichment for your prayer life?
Do you wish to develop or deepen a consistent spiritual practice?
Do you desire to open more fully to God?
Are you seeking to connect with authentic spiritual community online?
If these questions touch something that you are yearning for in your spiritual life, then join us for the refreshment, vitality and deepening in prayer that is made possible because we are together in this expanded form of spiritual community.
Technical requirements: Adjust your email spam filters to receive emails from [email protected]. Once you register, your receipt email will have your link to the course page, which you can view anytime to access the material online from any computer, phone or tablet. Teachings are hosted by YouTube. Weekly reflection questions are offered for download viewing and printing.