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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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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 (audio teaching by Cynthia)

The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

This audio teaching was recorded live at an event presented by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, on March 17, 2018

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.

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.

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 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...

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.

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 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...

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...

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.

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

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...

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...

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.

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: 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

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.

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...