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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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Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

Chant Writer: Paulette Meier

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

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 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...

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 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 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...

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

A teaching offered by Cynthia on the Welcoming Practice and building somatic skills, with the addition of supporting exercises.

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 Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.