Doors to God class, September 2015

Exploring the many doorways to our relationship with God

offered by Marcelle Martin

in partnership with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

held at Swarthmore Meetinghouse, 12 Whittier Pl, Swarthmore, PA, 19018

Five evening meetings, Mondays 7 to 9 pm: Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov 9, and Nov 30

Six-week online course with Carole Crumley through your own computer, Oct 18 to Nov 22

We’ll explore a variety of spiritual practices, including several forms of prayer and meditation, using breath, movement, journaling, art, song, silence, and speaking from the heart. We’ll support and encourage one another through deep listening, and sharing our experiences. Course material is designed to support your daily practice.

“In such moments we fully embody our being in God…the true self in the heart, our deepest home and widest consciousness.” Tilden Edwards, Living in the Presence

Online course Opening to the Spirit with Carole Crumley: Weekly emails provide links to online video teachings and guided meditations. There will be opportunities for journaling and optional sharing online with the larger eCourse community. Topics include:

Week 1: Where are you on your Journey?         Week 2: What is Contemplative Prayer?

Week 3: Praying through Body Awareness               Week 4: Breath Prayer

Week 5: Presence through Body, Breath, and Mind      Week 6: Reflection and Feedback

For more information about the online course, go to the Shalem website:

Marcelle Martin, a Quaker teacher and spiritual nurturer, is a 1998 graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Program in Spiritual Guidance and author of three pamphlets about the spiritual life. She has led workshops and retreats across the country. For four years she was a resident teacher at Pendle Hill retreat center. Her blog, A Whole Heart, is at:

Cost is sliding scale (you decide).

          Evenings and online together: $100-$160.    Scholarship is available.

For those who can’t attend in person, the online course is offered at a discount in conjunction with this group.  Contact Marcelle for more info.

Register by Friday, September 18th.

    For more information or to enroll:  leave a reply below  or email Marcelle at

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