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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!

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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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.

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 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 Network: Northeast Wisdom

Wisdom Network: Northeast Wisdom

Based in the New England region, Northeast Wisdom provides a regional hub and international website presence for Wisdom work.

Six Gestures of Prayer

Six Gestures of Prayer

A silent body prayer using the six gestures of prayer: being, bowing, opening, receiving sharing, grounding.

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'

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Meet John Heermans from Vermont as he shares some of his hopes and highlights on his Wisdom journey, including a recent Camino pilgrimage...

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this inspired chant, offered by Kristy Christian Petrow on behalf of the maiden voyage of virtual Wisdom School.

On the Imaginal by Joshua Tysinger

On the Imaginal by Joshua Tysinger

Over the past months our teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault, has articulated her pioneering and breath-taking research into perspectives on the imaginal realm. Invigorated by her ...

The Knowing Heart – Keynote by Matthew Wright

The Knowing Heart – Keynote by Matthew Wright

Sept 20, 2020: Rev. Matthew Wright will be the keynote speaker at the Spiritual Life Center virtual gathering.

Elm Dance

Elm Dance

Around the planet, as people gather to work together for the healing of our world, a simple, beautiful practice is spreading.

Wisdom Leader: Therese DesCamp

Wisdom Leader: Therese DesCamp

Learn about Therese DesCamp, her Wisdom journey and the many offerings she's involved with in her New Denver BC community.

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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

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....

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 Leader: Leigh Schickendantz

Wisdom Leader: Leigh Schickendantz

Leigh Schickendantz from Kalispell, Montana shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and the Journey Towards Center program

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 Network: The Omega Center

Wisdom Network: The Omega Center

Inspired by the teaching of Ilia Delio and the evolutionary thinking of Teilhard de Chardin, the Omega Center explores the topics of science and ...

Wisdom Leader: Susan Latimer

Wisdom Leader: Susan Latimer

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

Sharing the Legacy of Helen Daly

Sharing the Legacy of Helen Daly

As an offering to the Wisdom community, student Helen Daly requested we share these 6 videos recorded the week before she died...