Report on Holy Week Retreat: March/April 2015
With some remarkable teachings, experiences, and liturgies, we moved through the depths of Holy Week in a way that could only be called "transformational." Touched both by the sublime and the hilarious, I doubt we will ever be the same. Please read further about our experience on the "Writings" tab above.
Announcing a Jewish/Christian Wisdom School
We are please to announce the formation of a new Wisdom School for both Jews and Christians that we are planning for the fall of 2015. To read more, click on “Writings.”
What We Do
There is a path that can take us beyond conventional Christianity. It is the Wisdom path that leads us into the transpersonal realms. From this perspective, we can hear the teachings of Jesus in a whole new way. In fact, we come to see everything in a whole new way—including ourselves.
All of this is not the result of believing something different. It is nothing less than the transformation of a whole new way of seeing and a whole new way of knowing. But this transformation is based on experience and not belief. Spiritual practice—like the ancient contemplative disciplines of mediation, chanting, and lectio divina—are important. Additionally, attention practices are essential in this transformation.
But the challenge of this vision and understanding of life is that you cannot see it until you can see it. From our usual way of seeing and from our ordinary consciousness this simply makes no sense at all. It requires subtler faculties of apprehension.
Wisdom’s work is to provide opportunities for this kind of deepening and to assist Wisdom seekers in this ongoing process.
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Who We Are
Bill Redfield has recently retired as rector of Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NY, after nearly 20 years. Besides being an Episcopal priest, he is also a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in private practice in Central New York and Maine. He has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of spirituality and the inner life. He is the creative force behind the birth of Wisdom House, Fayetteville, NY. Bill was introduced to Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault over 25 years ago and has been an active student of, and collaborator with her for the last ten years. Bill can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.