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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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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 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...

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...

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.

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

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

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.

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas

An introduction to the Gospel of Thomas and how it can be used by students of Wisdom.

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.

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.

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

This inner task relates to observing ourselves in relation to where we locate our selfhood, and observing our source of identification.

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Watch the video trailer for Cynthia's newest book, as well as access related teachings and resources.

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

A fundamental component of Wisdom School and a regular Wisdom practice is performing periods of conscious practical work...

Introduction to Sacred Chanting (teaching by Cynthia)

Introduction to Sacred Chanting (teaching by Cynthia)

Cynthia introduces the importance of Sacred Chanting for contemplative worship and practice...

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...

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.

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.

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

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...

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Gabrielle (Brie) Stoner is working with Cynthia to re-write the traditional Lessons and Carols and giving them a 'Teilhardian' spin...

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.