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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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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.

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 ...

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Sign Up for Our eNews

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

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 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.

A Virtual Holy Week Retreat with Bill Redfield

A Virtual Holy Week Retreat with Bill Redfield

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – April 21, 2019 While Holy Week is an intense and holy time in the Christian calendar, most people are ...

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: 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...

Contemplify podcast and website resource with Paul Swanson

Contemplify podcast and website resource with Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson is a Program Designer at the Center for Action and Contemplation, and a student of Richard Rohr, James Finley and Cynthia Bourgeault since he first ...

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.

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

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 ...

The Trinitarian Family by Joshua Tysinger

The Trinitarian Family by Joshua Tysinger

The Trinitarian Life Cycle is the eternal phenomenalizing as temporal process and that temporal process at some point knowing itself as the Eternal’s self-expression, ...

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'

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...

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.

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Enjoy this audio of a Teilhard-inspired chant created by Wisdom community member Susan Latimer.

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 Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

Wisdom Group Leadership Training by Bill Redfield

For aspiring “Wisdom post-holders,” Bill Redfield offers some key considerations that he'll be expanding on in the Wisdom Group Leadership Training program.

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.