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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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Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

Friends of Silence offer a comprehensive website including audio recordings and much more...

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P1 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P1 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Christian thinkers today are beginning to realize how vital Teilhard de Chardin’s voice and vision are for a Christianity that will have any serious ...

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...

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P2 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P2 (blog by Matthew Wright)

“Above all,” Teilhard wrote, “trust in the slow work of God..."

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Learn about Elizabeth Combs, a long-time Wisdom student and chant creator, currently anchored in both Bellingham, WA and Winston Salem, NC

Wisdom Leader: Heather Ruce

Wisdom Leader: Heather Ruce

Heather Ruce, from La Mesa California, shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and info on her groups and offerings.

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.

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.

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Alan MacKenzie from New Zealand shares his contemplative journey and the influence of Cynthia's Wisdom teaching.

Words of Wisdom: Share Your Inspirational Quotes by Cynthia and Friends

Words of Wisdom: Share Your Inspirational Quotes by Cynthia and Friends

Share your favorite and inspirational quotes by Cynthia Bourgeault and other Wisdom writers. Submit HERE.

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.

The Monk’s Cell (book by Paula Pryce)

The Monk’s Cell (book by Paula Pryce)

New book, The Monk's Cell by Wisdom community member Paula Pryce. Details and 30% promotional code here...

The Trinitarian Family by Joshua Tysinger

The Trinitarian Family by Joshua Tysinger

The Trinitarian Life Cycle is the eternal phenomenalizing as temporal process and that temporal process at some point knowing itself as the Eternal’s self-expression, ...

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Whittington)

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Whittington)

Robbin Whittington shares her experience of the daily rhythm at a North Carolina Wisdom School.

June 3-10, 2018: Maine Wisdom Ingathering with Cynthia Bourgeault and Matthew Wright

June 3-10, 2018: Maine Wisdom Ingathering with Cynthia Bourgeault and Matthew Wright

Cynthia invites you to join her and Matthew Wright as the Wisdom community gathers this June in her seaside town of Stonington Maine.

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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

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

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...

“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 ...

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?