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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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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.

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...

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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..."

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Wisdom Network: The Contemplative Society

Wisdom Network: The Contemplative Society

The Contemplative Society provides programming for local Wisdom seekers as well as serving as a global website presence for Cynthia Bourgeault and her work.

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

Wisdom Network: Friends of Silence

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

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 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 ...

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.

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.

“Mr. Gurdjieff, meet Mr. Teilhard!” 2019 Wisdom School

“Mr. Gurdjieff, meet Mr. Teilhard!” 2019 Wisdom School

A practical and intensive exploration of the convergence between two wisdom streams. Date: October 28 – November 2, 2019 Time: Monday dinner – Saturday lunch Location ...