Wisdom's Work

The Inner Work of Holy Week 2015

You know that Holy Week is pivotal in the Christian life of faith, but usually our liturgies just take us along the timeline of the events of Jesus’ last days. Do you ever wonder about our own place in this trajectory toward Jesus’ final showdown? Read about the inner work of Holy Week and the Holy Week Retreat that will seek to take us there. Click on “Writings,” then “The Inner Work of Holy Week.” For more specific information about the retreat, click on “Programs,” and then “Holy Week Retreat.”

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 24 years ago and has been as active student of hers for the last ten years. Bill can be contacted at: wisdomswork@gmail.com.