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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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Resonance Practice

Resonance Practice

"Where am I right now?" A practice for deepening awareness of sensation.

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

Quotes for Daily Practice: The Relational Field

Quotes for Daily Practice: The Relational Field

“We derive our selfhood from the relational field. Nothing in the cosmos works in service to the individual.” “Don’t watch the individual pieces, watch ...

“Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 4

“Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 4

Jesus, the living master, is real, alive, intimately and vibrantly enfolding you right now. He is more present, in fact, than even your breath ...

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.

Quotes for Daily Practice: Imaginal Causality – Exchange Between the Realms

Quotes for Daily Practice: Imaginal Causality – Exchange Between the Realms

“Imaginal causality is patterned. The heart is the instrument to read the patterns.” “The three centers have to be online and balanced. Then we ...

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...

Practices for Individuals and Groups

Practices for Individuals and Groups

A collection of chants, sacred practices, and body prayers that can be used in group settings or individually.

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.

Quotes for Daily Practice: Sensing and Grounding

Quotes for Daily Practice: Sensing and Grounding

“As you learn to sense your feelings instead of immediately jumping up in your head and story, try going lower, into your feet, and ...

Quotes for Daily Practice: Holding Our Post

Quotes for Daily Practice: Holding Our Post

“Our job is to hold a post in the resonant field. Keep your attention in yourself. Keep within, don’t let your attention be scrambled. ...

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...

I Am Here Body Prayer

I Am Here Body Prayer

This body prayer begins by grounding the being in wholeness and incorporates the three universal gestures of creation: bowing, opening, and filling. Instructions for ...

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

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

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

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.

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Brent)

Daily Rhythm at Wisdom School (blog by Robbin Brent)

Robbin Brent shares her experience of the daily rhythm at a North Carolina Wisdom School.

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.

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 School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

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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.