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.
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.
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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 are at a major planetary tipping point—culturally, intellectually, politically, and ecologically. The founding vision of Wisdom Waypoints was simple: meld contemplative prayer, the rich Benedictine tradition, and the Gurdjieffian fragrance of mindfulness and conscious presence to create a powerful new vessel for nurturing conscious, thoughtful, prayerful human beings who can act with agency, rootedness, and compassionate impartiality.
Our theme this year—uniting my teaching and our annual fundraising appeal, is “Finding Our Feet, Holding Our Planet.” I write to you in great gratitude for your support in former years that has helped birth this newwineskin, and for your continued support that we can keep this wondrous wine flowing!
Sign up now for our 5-month book discussion group on the last Tuesday of each month. We will intentionally cultivate Wisdom knowing through the study of Cynthia’s The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart.
December 21, 2023 from 6-7pm ET
Stand guard with the heart
Stand in solidarity with the world
Join this online Zoom event with the worldwide Wisdom Community hosted by Wisdom Waypoints as we stand still with the sun, stand still with creation, and stand still with the world.
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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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.
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