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Here you’ll find essential and foundational practices and tools for your journey on the Wisdom path:

 

For additional resources related to the essential elements of Wisdom, see the following:

 

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Resonance Practice

Resonance Practice

"Where am I right now?" A practice for deepening awareness of sensation.

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

Simple instruction for the for reading and engaging with a short passage of sacred reading as a contemplative practice.

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'

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

A fundamental component of Wisdom School and a regular Wisdom practice is performing periods of conscious practical work...

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Watch the video trailer for Cynthia's newest book, as well as access related teachings and resources.

The Welcoming Practice

The Welcoming Practice

Learn the basics of the Welcoming Practice to help move us through painful experiences, times of disturbed emotion, or other difficult situations...

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Darlene Franz

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Darlene Franz

Learn about Darlene Franz, singer, music educator, and chant composer residing in Seattle Washington.

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."

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...

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Chant and move to an ancient Trinitarian Prayer recently taught at a Wisdom School at Claymont Seminars.

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

This inner task relates to observing ourselves in relation to where we locate our selfhood, and observing our source of identification.

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

Introduction to Sacred Chanting (teaching by Cynthia)

Introduction to Sacred Chanting (teaching by Cynthia)

Cynthia introduces the importance of Sacred Chanting for contemplative worship and practice...

Using Inner Tasks as a Wisdom Practice

Using Inner Tasks as a Wisdom Practice

Read here to find some general ideas for using inner tasks to 'interrupt business as usual' and bring us back to presence and attention.

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer...

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

Cynthia unpacks The Cloud of Unknowing as a source of unitive, nondual Wisdom, and how centering prayer is so essential to this awakening...

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.

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Brent)

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Brent)

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

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Cynthia provides an introduction to Centering Prayer and leads a practice period for participants at the 2017 Festival of Faiths.

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." ...