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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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On the Imaginal by Joshua Tysinger

On the Imaginal by Joshua Tysinger

Over the past months our teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault, has articulated her pioneering and breath-taking research into perspectives on the imaginal realm. Invigorated by her ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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...

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Brie Stoner shares a chant and video, inspired by the writings of Jacob Boehme and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin...

Journey Toward Center Program

Journey Toward Center Program

Learn about Journey Towards Center, a unique program offering an exploration of incarnational mysticism, aikido, and wholeness....

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.

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..."

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...

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 Network: Northeast Wisdom

Wisdom Network: Northeast Wisdom

Based in the New England region, Northeast Wisdom provides a regional hub and international website presence for Wisdom work.

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 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.

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.

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: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

Wisdom Leader: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

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

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 ...

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.