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Spiritual Eldering Institute Records

Identifier: COU:4998

Scope and Contents

The SEI Records collection includes insititutional records, VHS tapes, and cassette tapes created between 1993 and 2005.


  • 1993-2005


19.5 Linear Feet (20 total boxes 10 record boxes, 10 boxes of other types)


The Spiritual Eldering Institute (SEI) was a multi-faith, U.S.-based organization that focused on spiritual development, interpersonal relationships, communication, and service in later life. The Institute was dedicated to the spiritual dimensions of aging and conscious living as expressed in the work of Rabbi Zalman Schlachter-Shalomi. "Spiritual Eldering" was a phrase coined by Schachter-Shalomi after taking a 40-day retreat at Lama Foundation in New Mexico in preparation for his 60th birthday. Founded in Philadelphia with the writing (with Ronald Miller) of From Age-ing to Sage-ing, the SEI eventually moved to Boulder, Colorado. Due to financial difficulties, SEI was forced to shut-down in 2005, but the spiritual eldering movement persists and continues to work through The Sage-ing Guild. The terms Spiritual Eldering and Sage-ing are used synonymously and are trademarked by the Institute.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80309-0184