At Wisdom Way of Knowing, our fundamental inspiration and aspiration is to provide opportunities for transformation through formation in a supportive, engaged community that values our personal gifts and our interconnected relationships within one evolving body. I hope you’ll take the time to read this letter in which we share:
I’m grateful for your partnership in this work, and look forward to finding ways that we, together, can “become a whole world.”
With hope and deep gratitude on behalf of the Board and Advisory Committee,
We believe that the Wisdom path offers essential principles and guidance needed to fully manifest a whole world for one and all—a path for navigating personal and collective transformation with wholehearted and embodied intelligence and integrity. And that each of us has a unique and valuable part to play.
Initially, we operated under the umbrella of the Center for Spiritual Resources (CSR, known a bit later as Contemplative Wisdom) in the Episcopal Diocese of Western NC. At the same time that we were outgrowing the Center, Bishop Porter Taylor (a major supporter of our work with Cynthia) retired, and we made a prayerful decision to form a non-profit to continue this work. And for the past year and a half, in our permanent “home” as Wisdom Way of Knowing, we have been doing just that. This work includes:
As a keystone contribution to our aim and our offerings, we have recently launched the much-anticipated Virtual Introductory Wisdom School eCourse with Cynthia Bourgeault. Our ultimate goal is to make this exceptional online learning opportunity and formational program available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time, for a modest and accessible fee. (A fee only possible through financial support by those in our global Wisdom Community network.)
We have invested countless hours, dollars, and discernment in order to capture Cynthia presenting these most fundamental teachings, to organize them in a way so that people can access them in an easy-to-follow format, and to input the content on a customized technology platform. So many people have expressed a deep yearning and need for a formational path based on these tried and true Wisdom principles and teachings, and we are incredibly excited to now provide this eCourse in response. (Please see below for two recent emails we received from eCourse participants.) And we have plenty of additional content we hope to make available in the coming months, as well.
To be part of an abundant and compassionate whole requires long-term sustainability—which we can only accomplish with your help. We’re confident that together we can share “the cost of our arising” as whole-makers and as conscious stewards of all we have received. In our unity we affirm our covenant to foster a more connected, collaborative, and healed world.
As we go into this season that celebrates reciprocity and unimagined possibilities, we appeal to your spirit of generosity and your wish to be part of sharing Wisdom with the world. By supporting our work you are helping to uplift and spread the Wisdom that comes from heart, that creates transformative positive change through deep formation, and that strengthens our collective efforts for a better world. We need your help and ongoing support to offer these treasured teachings and resources for the greatest impact and with the widest reach.
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Together, we truly can “become a whole world.”
From eCourse participant Carol L, Cary NC, who is taking the eCourse as part of a small group
The eCourse is amazingly well done! What a gift!! The transcriptions were unexpected and such a useful and meaningful component, and I watched the first video yesterday and was so impressed with the quality. By far the highest quality I have seen in an on-line course. (And I haven’t even gotten into the meat of the course yet, which I am excited to dig into over time with my group.)
From eCourse participant Jim Hever, Cambridge, England
I have just completed the full 5-Day program and participated online in the meditations and teachings and took intentions for conscious practical work at home. I participated in 2015 on the wonderful Wisdom School on Holy Isle in June 2015. The eCourse was fully comparable, and like so much with Cynthia, came at exactly the right time in my life.
There is so much I can say about it. Most memorable are the teachings of course, providing the container for living and practice … I have participated in a number of online spiritual programs. Of course efficacy of any program not only depends on the content and media of communication but also on the readiness, motivation, and disposition of the participant. That having been said, your part of the equation was extraordinary. The technology works beautifully, delivers what it promises, and with operational ease.
The Transcript is a brilliant idea and beautifully produced and extraordinarily helpful to check to see “if she really said that” and then serves the purpose of Lectio as well, not to mention the excellent quality of the manuscript and the wonderful Search facility even on the PDF. Just fantastic! The filming was spot on and excellently focused. The sound quality was ideal and allowed me participate in the chants and meditations. Next to being there with you on location this was all an exceptional experience of grace. How wonderful the ways of God who uses everything for our benefit.
Robbin, I hope you will never doubt the power of your ministry and how God is using you and your colleagues in collaboration with Cynthia to renew us one by one and together.
Please follow this link to visit the eCourse information page for full details and to sign up. And, please help spread the word so that we may expand and deepen our shared experiences on this Wisdom journey.