Wisdom Practice Book Circles
What is a Wisdom Practice Book Circle?
Our Wisdom Practice Book Circles are designed to cultivate a deeper connection with the Wisdom that lies at the headwaters of all sacred paths, and in particular with our Christian Wisdom lineage highlighted through the teaching of Cynthia Bourgeault. These online gatherings offer inspiration and practices for our awakening presence, guided by long-time Wisdom Community students.
What does a Wisdom Practice Book Circle consist of?
Wisdom Practice Book Circles are not like typical book studies. During our gatherings we focus on engaging our three centers of knowing – Intellectual Center (our minds/thoughts), Emotional Center (our emotions/feelings), & Moving Center (our bodies/sensation) – through supportive group discussions reflecting on a few chapters a month, as well as by grounding in Wisdom practices such as Mindful Attentional practices, Inner Tasks, Chanting, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Body Prayer/Sacred Gesture, etc. The rhythm is intended to support a deepening into the richness these books offer.
Who are Wisdom Practice Book Circle for?
These Wisdom Book Study and Practice Circle are designed for seekers who want to cultivate a deeper connection with the Wisdom tradition which lies at the headwaters of all sacred paths. As we come together in community, seeking inspiration and practices for our awakening, we will leave with a felt sense of our deepening presence and how we can be of service in the world. There are two series of Wisdom Practice Book Circles, Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series I and Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series II.
Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series I
This four-book Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series I provides learners with the opportunity to explore the principal teachings of our Wisdom lineage within a facilitated online group format. Book Circles are offered twice a year, in spring and fall, and are ideal for newcomers to our Wisdom community and for those ready to ‘go deeper in Wisdom.’ Books included in this series are The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Mystical Hope, The Wisdom Jesus, and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.
Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series II
This Foundational Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series II provides learners with the opportunity to dive deeper into the teachings of our Wisdom lineage and is suggested for people who have some prior experience with the Wisdom teachings. Series II is offered once a year and includes examples such as The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Heart of Centering Prayer, The Corner of Fourth & Nondual, etc.
Notifications for all our Book Circle offerings will be sent to those on our mailing list and posted on our website when registration is opened, typically a month or two prior the start date.
Book Circle Reflections
Throughout each Wisdom Practice Book Circle Series, facilitators and other Wisdom leaders will offer a blog on the current book being explored. Click below to read a series of reflections from past book circle offerings: