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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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Quotes for Daily Practice: Abundance

Quotes for Daily Practice: Abundance

“Unbinding cleanses the lens of perception so we can see the abundance. To the extent that we touch and be in abundance in our ...

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...

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.

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.

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

Gurdjieff Movement #39

Gurdjieff Movement #39

Movement #39 is the last exercise created by G.I. Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and master spiritual teacher of sacred dances and the Fourth Way ...

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 3

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 3

I believe firmly that during these great fifty days of Easter, the same invitation is extended to each one of us: to catch the drift ...

Quotes for Daily Practice: Time and Timelessness

Quotes for Daily Practice: Time and Timelessness

“We perceive wisdom entering from a higher level as the future.” “The timeless wisdom that comes to us from another realm when we wake ...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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."

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.

Surrender to the Beauty. Become a Mighty Kindness

Surrender to the Beauty. Become a Mighty Kindness

Original chant by Elizabeth Combs taken from the last two lines of Rumi’s Zero Circle. Be helpless, dumbfounded, Unable to say yes or no. ...

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...

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 2

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 2

Jesus, the living master, is real, alive, intimately and vibrantly enfolding you right now. He is more present, in fact, than even your breath ...

Quotes for Daily Practice: Compassion

Quotes for Daily Practice: Compassion

“See from nonduality, act from compassion.” “When you remove judgment, what’s left is compassion, not indifference.” “The demand for compassion remains unchanged throughout the ...

Quotes for Daily Practice: Discernment

Quotes for Daily Practice: Discernment

“Align with the highest possible outcome when wrestling with judgment. Align with wholeness and love. Better than ‘choosing.’” “All judgment not founded in love ...

Resonance Practice

Resonance Practice

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