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Here’s what Cynthia has to say about our Communities of Practice resources:

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What you’ll find on this site, that I think you may find in the long run the most useful, is that it is a network resource. You’ll find contact information, thumbnail sketches, web links, and connections to people out in the field — all over the world and right in your own community — who are actually working together in groups as teachers or students of the wisdom tradition. You’ll find out what they’re offering, how they’ve come to this path, how they’ve emerged into leadership roles. There’s contact information if you want hands-on connections in this stream.

They’re also here to serve for you as a virtual online community through the resources of our current informational technology, and on the horizon through web exchange, through chat, through seminars, through webinars, through all these ways that people are staying in touch. So look around and you’ll find out who your friends are in this work. I’d say that the wisdom resource network is huge and growing. We have members of our greater wisdom community in the USA, Canada, and all continents of the world. So far, I think we’re limited to the planet earth, but even that may change!

So we have a huge network at your disposal.

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An essential part of our commitment is to reach out to group participants and group leaders,  and to help develop and support Wisdom Communities of Practice around the world. We invite you to participate, and encourage you to share your experiences and resources as well!

***Fill in our online form to Help Us Grow Our Communities of Practice. If you are a group facilitator or leader, or contribute in some other way to our Wisdom community, please fill in our simple form to share your experience and resources HERE***

The following are just some of the other resources and areas to explore within our global community of practice:

  • Reflections and Offerings from the Community – Members and leaders from the Wisdom Community offer their insights in blogs and other writing, describe their events and offerings, and share resources they’ve created and found valuable for sacred gatherings and deepening practice.
  • Share Your Favorite Wisdom Quotes and Passages – Submit meaningful and inspirational quotes by Cynthia Bourgeault and other Wisdom writers, to share with the community.
  • Wisdom Community Leaders and Teachers – Get to know some of the leaders and contributors in the Wisdom network, including their interests, offerings, and resources to share.
  • Guide for Leading Wisdom Groups  – A practical guide created to assist those leading small groups, including suggestions for practices and format…
  • Wisdom Community Network –  Here you’ll find information and  links to other Wisdom-related informational websites from our friends and partners.

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Guide for Leading Wisdom Groups

Guide for Leading Wisdom Groups

A practical informational guide created to assist those leading small groups, including suggestions for practices and format...

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this inspired chant, offered by Kristy Christian Petrow on behalf of the maiden voyage of virtual Wisdom School.

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Matthew Wright)

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Matthew Wright)

Wisdom student and writer Matthew Wright shares some of his favorite quotes by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Brie Stoner shares a chant and video, inspired by the writings of Jacob Boehme and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin...

Into a Moment of Silence – Liturgy for Wisdom Post-holders

Into a Moment of Silence – Liturgy for Wisdom Post-holders

An outline and guide for leading a liturgy created by participants in our Wisdom Community, to hold a collective 'dwelling place for Wisdom'

Wisdom Leader: Alan Krema

Wisdom Leader: Alan Krema

Alan Krema is a Contemplative Outreach Chicago chapter coordinator, hosting a program of Wisdom teachings and practice in the lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault...

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this video of an Advent chant and lyrics by Wisdom community member Kristy Christian Petrow.

Wisdom Network: Center for Action and Contemplation

Wisdom Network: Center for Action and Contemplation

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), and it's component Living School provide extensive teachings and resources worldwide.

Sharing the Legacy of Helen Daly

Sharing the Legacy of Helen Daly

As an offering to the Wisdom community, student Helen Daly requested we share these 6 videos recorded the week before she died...

Wisdom Essentials – Fall 2017 – with Jeanine Siler-Jones – Asheville NC

Wisdom Essentials – Fall 2017 – with Jeanine Siler-Jones – Asheville NC

A gathering to cultivate and deepen Wisdom practices in our own lives, observing and contemplating their impact.

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Meet John Heermans from Vermont as he shares some of his hopes and highlights on his Wisdom journey, including a recent Camino pilgrimage...

Submit a Resource

Submit a Resource

We welcome new resources and content from Wisdom students and leaders! Use this form to share your resources with the community.

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Wisdom community member Marty Schmidt expands upon Cynthia's series "Teilhard for Troubled Times" through the lens of his experience as a Humanities teacher...

Wisdom Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

Wisdom Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

For aspiring “Wisdom post-holders,” Bill Redfield offers some key considerations that he'll be expanding on in the Wisdom Group Leadership Training program.

“Mr. Gurdjieff, meet Mr. Teilhard!” 2019 Wisdom School

“Mr. Gurdjieff, meet Mr. Teilhard!” 2019 Wisdom School

A practical and intensive exploration of the convergence between two wisdom streams. Date: October 28 – November 2, 2019 Time: Monday dinner – Saturday lunch Location ...

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Enjoy this audio of a Teilhard-inspired chant created by Wisdom community member Susan Latimer.

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement (teaching by Bill Redfield)

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement (teaching by Bill Redfield)

Here you can find an outline and video of this beautiful body prayer created by Wisdom Leader and Teacher Bill Redfield.

Wisdom Leader: Lisa Persons

Lisa Persons is a long-time Wisdom student living in the State of Georgia.

Tasting Teilhard (blog by Brie Stoner)

Tasting Teilhard (blog by Brie Stoner)

A blog essay by Brie Stoner. "I remember first coming across the name Teilhard de Chardin five years...

Contemplify podcast and website resource with Paul Swanson

Contemplify podcast and website resource with Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson is a Program Designer at the Center for Action and Contemplation, and a student of Richard Rohr, James Finley and Cynthia Bourgeault since he first ...