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.

The Wisdom Jesus Encounters Our Disordered World

This free course offering includes presentations, readings and discussions based on books by Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr

The Word and Life team has chosen Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Wisdom Jesus –teaching the way of the heart as the transformer of human consciousness – to be the primary guidebook that will lead us on our pilgrimage through the Winter of 2023. This will be augmented by Richard Rohr’s book, The World, The Flesh, and the Devil, exploring the disorder, trauma, and evil that are arising around us in today’s world.

Eastertide Wisdom Practice
Half Day Recordings

Listen to the recordings from the Eastertide Wisdom Practice Half Day held on Saturday, May 20th. This day was situated in one of Cynthia’s favorite thin times of the liturgical year, the holy hush between Ascension and Pentecost when the resurrected Christ has ascended but the Pentecost not yet descended. It was a day was for anyone wanting to deepen into Wisdom practices with others and stay present to the currents through the final days of the Eastertide season. You can still engage these practices by lighting a candle, settling in, and participating as you listen in to them now.

Featured Resources

A Journey Through Holy Week: A Passion Libretto

This is a Six Day free Holy Week offering on the Passion Libretto from Cynthia and Wisdom Waypoints. The idea to offer this gift to the Wisdom network came into being after an inquiry for leads on a Passion Libretto that Cynthia put together back in 2004. It was for a new choral piece, an original Holy Week oratorio,…

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…

“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

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

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.

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