Contemplative practice in the Christian mystical tradition toward Being in Service of Love.
Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm All are welcome to come once or often. There is no cost or registration but a donation to Pathways Retreat is always welcome.
Pre-Lent through Easter Monday 10 February through Monday 13 April From 7-8:30pm at Pathways Retreat Nina Lanctot will lead an introduction to Wisdom School practices and perspectives. Each meeting will include body prayer, chanting, centering prayer teaching, intentional practice, shared silence and reflection.
Background: For 20 years, under the leadership of Cynthia Bourgeault, Wisdom Schools have convened around the globe to engage ways of Perceiving, Being and Embodying the evolving Christian tradition. Wisdom Schools meet over a number of days, living together in a rhythm of prayer, teaching, work and silence. People of many traditions are drawn to this approach which resonates with perennial Wisdom paths.
Resources Links to teaching resources provided weekly including Meditations from Center for Action and Contemplation and “Luminous Wisdom: Our Lineage” with Cynthia Bourgeault (recorded retreat available for purchase here)
Optional Books by Cynthia: “The Wisdom Way of Knowing” “Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening” “The Wisdom Jesus”
Donation: $5 per session to Pathways Retreat
Tentative Schedule for Mondays:
10 February – Core Practice Centering Prayer; Ora et Labora (Prayer and Work)
Nina Lanctot has attended two Wisdom Schools with Cynthia Bourgeault and is also strongly influenced by the teaching of Richard Rohr. She is the former pastor of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite and a spiritual director.