Corner of Fourth and Nondual – Wisdom Practice Book Circle – 2023
February 14 - May 9
Wisdom Waypoints Book Practice Circle II
THE CORNER OF FOURTH AND NONDUAL
by Cynthia Bourgeault (2022)
SECOND TUESDAY of the month, FEBRUARY 14 – MAY 9, 2023 – Hosted by Wisdom Waypoints
In The Corner of Fourth and Nondual, Cynthia Bourgeault concisely describes the foundations of her theology, dynamically weaving together a cosmology based in the fourteen-billion-year-old universe story, illuminated through Imaginal seeing from the eye of the heart, and grounded in the contemplative arts as espoused by the world’s great Wisdom traditions.
Drawing on Thomas Merton’s famous vision at the corner of Fourth and Walnut in Kentucky for the book’s title, Cynthia quotes Merton’s additional insight with one line that often doesn’t make the cut when referenced, “I have no program for this seeing. It is only given. But the gate of heaven is everywhere.” Cynthia goes on to comment, “What we see here is Merton in the midst of a realization that is both unboundaried in its vastness and yet excruciatingly particular. And the gnosis in this unity isn’t your philosophical Hegelian synthesis. It is seeing. And it is seeing from wholeness.”
To learn more about this book, read Benjamin Thomas’ article here.
In this Foundational II Wisdom Book Practice Circle, we will dive deeply into the gifts in The Corner of Fourth and Nondual as we intentionally cultivate Wisdom knowing through:
> Grounding in the practices of a Wisdom Circle
> Supportive group discussions facilitated by seasoned Wisdom practitioners, reflecting on a few chapters a month
> Engaging all of our being through mindful attentional practices/Inner Tasks, meditation, body prayer/sacred gesture, and chant
WHO IS THIS WISDOM BOOK CIRCLE FOR?
This Foundational II Wisdom Book Practice Circle is suggested for people who have some prior experience with the Wisdom teachings. 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.
NOTE: This is not a typical book discussion group, but is essentially grounded in practice with opportunities for sharing and contemplative conversation.
DATES AND TIMES:
SECOND TUESDAY of the month: 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9
Timeslot options (all times listed are Eastern Time USA):
- 7:00 – 8:30am ET
- 10:00 – 11:30am ET
- 1:00 – 2:30pm ET (Timeslot full)
- 2:00 – 3:30pm ET
- 3:00 – 4:30pm ET
- 7:00 – 8:30pm ET
- 9:00 – 10:30pm ET
NOTE: Spaces are limited in all time slots. Click here for time converter and adjust for your selected timeslot and location.
Contribution: Suggested donation of $60.00, or any amount that is sustainable and within your means. Payment is available online by credit card or PayPal, or by mailing in a check. Thank you.
Platform: Zoom. Your group facilitators will email the Zoom link prior to first meeting. Earbuds are suggested for clarity of hearing.
Purchase Corner of Fourth and Nondual here
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