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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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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.

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Gabrielle (Brie) Stoner is working with Cynthia to re-write the traditional Lessons and Carols and giving them a 'Teilhardian' spin...

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

More information and content coming soon…

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

Cynthia shares a beautiful and powerful “negative space” eucharist based on Teilhard de Chardin's The Mass on the World. Complete outline included...

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.

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.

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Learn about chant and song writer and performer Paulette Meier based in Cincinnati OH.

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.

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...

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

A teaching offered by Cynthia on the Welcoming Practice and building somatic skills, with the addition of supporting exercises.

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.

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 Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

An overview and simple instruction for the method of Centering Prayer, as well as resources to start and deepen your practice...

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.

The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

This audio teaching was recorded live at an event presented by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, on March 17, 2018

Mass on the World with Bread and Wine Eucharist

Mass on the World with Bread and Wine Eucharist

Cynthia's complete liturgical version of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s “Mass on the World” from Kanuga Wisdom School November 2015.

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...

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas

An introduction to the Gospel of Thomas and how it can be used by students of Wisdom.

Chanting the Psalms – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Chanting the Psalms – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Chanting the psalms is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition, and Cynthia provides simple and accessible instruction.

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