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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 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 Path Testimonials

Wisdom Path Testimonials

Share your experience on the Wisdom path, so others can appreciate the value of these teachings...

Wisdom Way of Knowing is Growing: Our End-of-Year Letter

Wisdom Way of Knowing is Growing: Our End-of-Year Letter

Read our 2017 end-of-year letter, providing an overview of our vision, ways forward, how you can help, and what others are saying about our ...

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 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.

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Matthew Wright)

Some Favorite Teilhard Quotes (by Matthew Wright)

Wisdom student and writer Matthew Wright shares some of his favorite quotes by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Whittington)

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Whittington)

Robbin Whittington shares her experience of the daily rhythm at a North Carolina Wisdom School.

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.

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.

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'

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...

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong (blog by Marty Schmidt)

Wisdom community member Marty Schmidt expands upon Cynthia's series "Teilhard for Troubled Times" through the lens of his experience as a Humanities teacher...

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: 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.

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

Tasting Teilhard (blog by Brie Stoner)

Tasting Teilhard (blog by Brie Stoner)

A blog essay by Brie Stoner. "I remember first coming across the name Teilhard de Chardin five years...

June 3-10, 2018: Maine Wisdom Ingathering with Cynthia Bourgeault and Matthew Wright

June 3-10, 2018: Maine Wisdom Ingathering with Cynthia Bourgeault and Matthew Wright

Cynthia invites you to join her and Matthew Wright as the Wisdom community gathers this June in her seaside town of Stonington Maine.

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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

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...

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?