Welcome to Wisdom Waypoints

We are a growing network of Wisdom seekers around the globe supporting one another as we work with our founding teacher Cynthia Bourgeault to reclaim the Christian Wisdom path.

Meet Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. She divides her time between solitude and sailing the waters around her seaside hermitage in Maine and a demanding schedule traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths. Cynthia is a core faculty emeritus at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been honored by the annual Watkins Review as one of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2021.

Featured Resources

Mystical Hope Today: An Online Lenten Deep Dive with Cynthia Bourgeault

While the course is anchored in the original Mystical Hope book, it is not simply a rehash of that book. It combines the best moments in the original book with the growth that has unfolded in Cynthia over the years with the circumstances in which we now find ourselves personally and planetarily. It is a…

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

“As we enter the path of transformation, the most valuable thing we have working in our favor is our yearning.”

~ The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Hearts and Mind

Recent Blogs

Farewell, beloved Snowmass

If I have not yet publicly commented on the apparently now-imminent closing of St. Benedict’s Monastery, it is not because I have no feelings on the matter. Quite the contrary, it’s because my heart is so flooded with feelings that I find myself really, for once, at loss for words. What can be said, except…

Living from Good, Living Between Worlds

Please consider this writing as a communiqué from out on the Wisdom path—a report on where one of your fellow travelers is currently located, how I got here, and what the terrain looks like.

What is a Wisdom Waypoint?

A waypoint is a specific location en route to your destination, allowing you to check your position, mark your progress, and stay on course as you journey forward. Imagine our globe encircled by a network of wisdom waypoints keeping the ship on course as our planet journeys along its imaginal trajectory.

The Mission of Wisdom Waypoints is to …

TRANSMIT the Christian Wisdom tradition through teaching retreats, Wisdom Schools, conferences, online courses, and a variety of other formats.

NURTURE the Wisdom Community across the country and around the world through an active communications network and regular opportunities for online exchange, fellowship and practice.

PREPARE an emerging crop of new Wisdom leaders, particularly among the younger generation.

ENGAGE with the other great sacred Wisdom Traditions of humankind through inter-spiritual dialogue and shared practice.

What is Wisdom?

Wisdom is not a religion or a doctrine, but a way of knowing. It is not knowing more, but knowing deeper, knowing with more of yourself. It is at the root of all sacred traditions and can be recognized by compassionate intelligence and an alert, present-moment awareness.

We are here to support your journey


Connect to the Wisdom Community, both international and in your own backyard. Meet our Wisdom Council and emerging Wisdom leaders. Check the calendar for upcoming events and read recent news and blog discussions.


Everything you need to go deeper on your Wisdom journey. Learn about Wisdom teaching and Wisdom Schools. Explore online courses and book study groups, and browse through a treasure chest of books, video, and audio resources.


Deepen your wisdom practice! Join an online chant or meditation group, practice mindfulness and embodied awareness. Explore daily inner work practices to keep you awake and alive through each day.

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We Need You!

We are navigating this Wisdom path together. The door is round and open. Let’s work and practice together with delight.

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