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

 

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Quotes for Daily Practice: Compassion

Quotes for Daily Practice: Compassion

“See from nonduality, act from compassion.” “When you remove judgment, what’s left is compassion, not indifference.” “The demand for compassion remains unchanged throughout the ...

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'

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.

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 Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas

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

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.

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 5

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 5

For Jesus oneness is not a matter of a static return to a source. It’s not a state that one obtains, but it’s a ...

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

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.

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

Quotes for Daily Practice: Abundance

Quotes for Daily Practice: Abundance

“Unbinding cleanses the lens of perception so we can see the abundance. To the extent that we touch and be in abundance in our ...

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...

Quotes for Daily Practice: Attention

Quotes for Daily Practice: Attention

“Attention and surrender need to be in balance. They are the joysticks you use to navigate the cosmos.” “Attention can’t be divided. It is ...

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 ...

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

More information and content coming soon…

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.

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 2

50 “Thin” Days of Easter: A Wager – Week 2

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

“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 ...

Morning Exercise

This inner exercise involves in depth directing of ones attention to facilitate 3-centered awareness and relaxation in each center.

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...