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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: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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

Wisdom Leader: Beth O’Brien

Wisdom Leader: Beth O’Brien

Beth O'Brien from Madison WI is the founder of Contemplative Presence, a Benedictine oblate, spiritual director, and teacher of Centering Prayer...

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Bill Redfield

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Bill Redfield

Learn about Wisdom Leader and Teacher Bill Redfield, including resources to share and link to upcoming events.

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Susan Williams from Waynesville, North Carolina shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and info on her Gospel of Thomas group.

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.

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.

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...

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

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

Our Maiden Voyage with Cynthia’s Video Teachings – by Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Our Maiden Voyage with Cynthia’s Video Teachings – by Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Wisdom Leader Marcella Kraybill- Greggo shares her experience and process leading a small group with our virtual Introductory Wisdom School eCourse content.

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...

Collaborative and Concurrent Wisdom Circles

Collaborative and Concurrent Wisdom Circles

Read how three of our members engaged in "collaborative Wisdom leadership" to run concurrent groups in their respective communities...

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.

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'

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

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

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.

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...

Wisdom Leader: Jeanine Siler Jones

Wisdom Leader: Jeanine Siler Jones

Learn about practice circle leader Jeanine Siler Jones in Asheville NC, her groups, programs, and resources she has made available to the Wisdom network.

Wisdom Leader: Paula Pryce

Wisdom Leader: Paula Pryce

Learn about Paula Pryce, living in Vancouver BC Canada, including details about her new book and other offerings...

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...