Invitation to Experience a Wisdom Practice Circle December 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Rock Point
Wisdom schools have existed for many thousands of years but tend to constellate and play a critical role in human spiritual transformation during times of great cultural and spiritual upheaval and transition. We are now in one of those periods. The Rock Point Wisdom School (RPWS) exists to foster a transformation of consciousness and of society by supporting those involved in this critical, fundamental undertaking. We seek to create a network for all who wish to be more deliberative about their own spiritual transformation and we seek to be a resource to them as they engage others in this work.
Members of the Rock Point Intentional Community are discerning the best ways we might use this holy place in a way that both includes and goes beyond our Episcopal Church community.
Members of the Rock Point Intentional Community, which serves the vision for Rock Point “to be a welcoming sanctuary” of spirituality, creativity, community, education, training, and environmental stewardship, are discerning the best ways we might use this holy place in a way that both includes and goes beyond our Episcopal Church community.
Thirty-two participants gathered at St. James, Essex Junction on October 21 to explore forming a connection with the Wisdom Network and Northeast Wisdom. The workshop led to three next steps: starting local Wisdom Practice Circles, forming a Wisdom School at Rock Point, and creating a simple channel for communications.
Our first Wisdom Practice Circle will start December 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Butterfield Building of the Bishop Booth Conference Center.
Our first Wisdom Practice Circle will start December 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Butterfield Building of the Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Road, Burlington, Vermont. Nancy Bloomer and Wallace Good are convening this organizational meeting and arranging the details and space.
Wisdom network teachers, Laura Ruth and Kerstin Lipke, will lead this experiential gathering. This downloadable poster presents the flow of the evening: Gathering and introductions; the presentation and brief, introductory experience of four Wisdom practices; reflections on the experiences; the scheduling of future local practice circles; and a closing. Directions to the BBCC may be found here.
Some are familiar with the wisdom spiritual practice from a variety of different connections. The work of Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest who wrote The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind: A New Perspective on Christ and His Message, has introduced many to the practices used in the Wisdom Network.
More information will be shared as the network takes its next steps. You are very welcome and encouraged to join this gathering on December 7. If you would like to be included on mailings, please send your e-mail contact to JackieinVT@gmail.com and be added.