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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!

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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Wisdom Network: The Contemplative Society

Wisdom Network: The Contemplative Society

The Contemplative Society provides programming for local Wisdom seekers as well as serving as a global website presence for Cynthia Bourgeault and her work.

Keep Within (chant by Paulette Meier)

Keep Within (chant by Paulette Meier)

Paulette Meier shares this beautiful chant, as well as some background on the simple yet profound message that inspired the lyrics.

Where Do We Go From Here? (a letter to the Wisdom community from Rebecca Parker)

Where Do We Go From Here? (a letter to the Wisdom community from Rebecca Parker)

Is there a collective work for us to do; what is it; how would we gather; what do we hold?

Purity, Faith, and Fidelity: An Experience-Based Reinterpretation (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Purity, Faith, and Fidelity: An Experience-Based Reinterpretation (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Wisdom community member Marty Schmidt provides us with his  reflections on a Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault at Holy Isle Scotland.

Elm Dance

Elm Dance

Around the planet, as people gather to work together for the healing of our world, a simple, beautiful practice is spreading.

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Brie Stoner)

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Brie Stoner)

Wisdom student and writer, Brie Stoner, shares some of her favorite quotes by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Journey Toward Center Program

Journey Toward Center Program

Learn about Journey Towards Center, a unique program offering an exploration of incarnational mysticism, aikido, and wholeness....

Sign Up for Our eNews

Sign Up for Our eNews

Sign up for our mailing list to receive news and updates, and stay connected to our global Wisdom community.

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...

Wisdom Path Testimonials

Wisdom Path Testimonials

Share your experience on the Wisdom path, so others can appreciate the value of these teachings...

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Matthew Wright

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Matthew Wright

Learn about Matthew Wright, Wisdom Leader and Teacher now offering events and retreats as well as writing on a variety of spiritual subjects.

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom's Work provides Wisdom Schools and other programs and retreats.

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.

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...

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Susan Williams from Waynesville, North Carolina shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and info on her Gospel of Thomas group.

Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant

Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant

Paulette Meier offers a collection of soul nourishing chants, filled with spiritual encouragement...

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 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.

Wisdom Leader: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Wisdom Leader: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Learn about Wisdom leader Marcella Kraybill-Greggo from Bethlehem PA.

Practices for Individuals and Groups

Practices for Individuals and Groups

A collection of chants, sacred practices, and body prayers that can be used in group settings or individually.