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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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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..."

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P1 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Teilhard de Chardin: Apostle of the Incarnate God – P1 (blog by Matthew Wright)

Christian thinkers today are beginning to realize how vital Teilhard de Chardin’s voice and vision are for a Christianity that will have any serious ...

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

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.

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: 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...

Help Us Grow Our Communities of Practice

Help Us Grow Our Communities of Practice

Join our communities of practice and share your resources, information, and experiences here!

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: 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.

Submit a Resource

Submit a Resource

We welcome new resources and content from Wisdom students and leaders! Use this form to share your resources with the community.

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

Wisdom Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

Wisdom Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

For aspiring “Wisdom post-holders,” Bill will be offering a training at Hallelujah Farm in West Chesterfield NH, Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2017

Wisdom Leader: Alan Krema

Wisdom Leader: Alan Krema

Alan Krema is a Contemplative Outreach Chicago chapter coordinator, hosting a program of Wisdom teachings and practice in the lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault...

Wisdom Path Testimonials

Wisdom Path Testimonials

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

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...

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.

The Higher Human Collectivity (letter from Bill Redfield)

The Higher Human Collectivity (letter from Bill Redfield)

Leader and teacher Bill Redfield offers his reflections as Cynthia and students gathered to consider the Wisdom mandate in the face of the social ...

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.

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.

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong – by Marty Schmidt

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong – 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...