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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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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.

Wisdom Leader: Lisa Persons

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

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.

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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

Wisdom Leaders and Contributors

Wisdom Leaders and Contributors

Get to know some of the leaders and contributors in the Wisdom network, including their interests, offerings, and resources to share...

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.

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...

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: Susan Latimer

Wisdom Leader: Susan Latimer

Susan Latimer is an Episcopal priest offering Wisdom practice groups and other programs in Tampa Florida.

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

This is a simple body prayer using the Psalm: "Be still and know that I am God."

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.

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'

Additional Resource Websites and Links

Additional Resource Websites and Links

See here for a list of websites that may be of interest to Wisdom students. You can also contact us to have your website ...

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....

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.

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 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.

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.

Prayer of the Heart

Prayer of the Heart

One of the richest veins of Christian spiritual wisdom flows through what's known in the Eastern Orthodox tradition as "Prayer of the Heart." ...