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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 – 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 ...

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

This is a simple body prayer using the Psalm: "Be still and know that I am God."

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...

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: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Wisdom Leader: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Learn about Wisdom leader Marcella Kraybill-Greggo from Bethlehem PA.

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...

Prayer of the Heart

Prayer of the Heart

One of the richest veins of Christian spiritual wisdom flows through what's known in the Eastern Orthodox tradition as "Prayer of the Heart." ...

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.

Sign Up for Our eNews

Sign Up for Our eNews

Sign up for our mailing list to receive news and updates, and stay connected to our global Wisdom community.

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 Network: Wisdom and Money

Wisdom Network: Wisdom and Money

W&M is a web of people of wealth who seek to align the flow of their financial resources with the Holy Spirit in service ...

Thanks-giving Resources and other offerings for the Community

Thanks-giving Resources and other offerings for the Community

Bounty of resources and offerings from us at Wisdom Way of Knowing to you.

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.

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...

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Learn about Elizabeth Combs, a long-time Wisdom student and chant creator, currently anchored in both Bellingham, WA and Winston Salem, NC

Wisdom Leader: Lisa Persons

Lisa Persons is a long-time Wisdom student living in the State of Georgia.

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 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: Friends of Silence

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

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

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

Wisdom Network: Wisdom’s Work

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