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Here you’ll find essential and foundational practices and tools for your journey on the Wisdom path:

 

For additional resources related to the essential elements of Wisdom, see the following:

 

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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.

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

A complete script for a Holy Week anointing ceremony, including setup, readings, chants, etc...

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer...

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.

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.

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice: Video Teaching by Cynthia

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice: Video Teaching by Cynthia

Cynthia provides an introduction to Centering Prayer and leads a practice period for participants at the 2017 Festival of Faiths.

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

Cynthia unpacks The Cloud of Unknowing as a source of unitive, nondual Wisdom, and how centering prayer is so essential to this awakening...

Mass on the World with Bread and Wine Eucharist

Mass on the World with Bread and Wine Eucharist

Cynthia's complete liturgical version of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s “Mass on the World” from Kanuga Wisdom School November 2015.

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 School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

More information and content coming soon…

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement by Bill Redfield

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement by Bill Redfield

Here you can find an outline and video of this beautiful body prayer created by Wisdom Leader and Teacher Bill Redfield.

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

An overview and simple instruction for the method of Centering Prayer, as well as resources to start and deepen your practice...

Chanting the Psalms – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Chanting the Psalms – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Chanting the psalms is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition, and Cynthia provides simple and accessible instruction.

The Welcoming Practice

The Welcoming Practice

Learn the basics of the Welcoming Practice to help move us through painful experiences, times of disturbed emotion, or other difficult situations...

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

Cynthia shares a beautiful and powerful “negative space” eucharist based on Teilhard de Chardin's The Mass on the World. Complete outline included...

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.

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'

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.

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

Simple instruction for the for reading and engaging with a short passage of sacred reading as a contemplative practice.