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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 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...

A Virtual Holy Week Retreat with Bill Redfield

A Virtual Holy Week Retreat with Bill Redfield

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – April 21, 2019 While Holy Week is an intense and holy time in the Christian calendar, most people are ...

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P2 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P2 (blog by Matthew Wright)

“Above all,” Teilhard wrote, “trust in the slow work of God..."

Where Do We Go From Here? (a letter to the Wisdom community from Rebecca Parker)

Where Do We Go From Here? (a letter to the Wisdom community from Rebecca Parker)

Is there a collective work for us to do; what is it; how would we gather; what do we hold?

Wisdom Essentials – Fall 2017 – with Jeanine Siler-Jones – Asheville NC

Wisdom Essentials – Fall 2017 – with Jeanine Siler-Jones – Asheville NC

A gathering to cultivate and deepen Wisdom practices in our own lives, observing and contemplating their impact.

Words of Wisdom: Share Your Inspirational Quotes by Cynthia and Friends

Words of Wisdom: Share Your Inspirational Quotes by Cynthia and Friends

Share your favorite and inspirational quotes by Cynthia Bourgeault and other Wisdom writers. Submit HERE.

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.

Additional Resource Websites and Links

Additional Resource Websites and Links

See here for a list of websites that may be of interest to Wisdom students. You can also contact us to have your website ...

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 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.

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.

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Alan MacKenzie from New Zealand shares his contemplative journey and the influence of Cynthia's Wisdom teaching.

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Matthew Wright

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Matthew Wright

Learn about Matthew Wright, Wisdom Leader and Teacher now offering events and retreats as well as writing on a variety of spiritual subjects.

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 and Teacher: Marty Schmidt

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Marty Schmidt

Marty Schmidt is a high school Humanities teacher at the Hong Kong International School in China. Marty shares some experiences here...

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.

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 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

Beatrice Bruteau Archive to Reside at Emery University (blog by Josh Tysinger)

Beatrice Bruteau Archive to Reside at Emery University (blog by Josh Tysinger)

Wisdom student Joshua Tysinger recounts this remarkable journey to preserve the collection of unpublished writings by Beatrice Bruteau...

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this video of an Advent chant and lyrics by Wisdom community member Kristy Christian Petrow.