Welcome to Wisdom Waypoints
(Formerly Northeast Wisdom)
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.
The 2021 Annual Fundraising Campaign
Read letters to the Wisdom community from Cynthia Bourgeault and the Wisdom Waypoints Council
Cynthia and the Council provide an exciting glimpse into what’s been accomplished this past year, and how you can contribute to the creative force that is Wisdom Waypoints.
“The challenges our planet is facing can feel destabilizing. Help us do what Wisdom has always done in stormy times: to be a true waypoint: a star to steer by, a sturdy hand on the helm to keep the ship on course.”
The campaign is our one annual shot at raising the funds needed to support the whole infrastructure that makes Wisdom Waypoints possible. We hope that you will respond generously.
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This month in our Foundational Book Group Series, we’re reading Part IV of Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, in which Cynthia takes us into “the…
This was the second retreat Cynthia Bourgeault gave in this beautifully situated and well-maintained monastery in southern Jutland in Denmark near the border to Germany.
The Psychology of Centering Prayer in Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault This month in our Foundational Book Group Series, we are reading…
Last week my father, Mahan Siler, and I trekked from the mountains of western North Carolina to the low country of South Carolina. We joined…
One of the great joys in my life is hanging out in this big old Wisdom community. Its timeless! We are all part of Wisdom’s…
On August 28, 2021, Wisdom Waypoints hosted a worldwide practice day, gathering 275 Wisdom friends from around the globe for a deep dive into Christian…
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.
“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
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.
Search our growing archive of curated Wisdom Resources by any search phrase, category, type, tag, author, series or source. Sort resource list the way you like, and set number of resources to display per page.
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.
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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