Wisdom's Work

Wisdom’s Work seeks to contribute to the work of Wisdom in the world. Through writings, workshops, retreats, and Wisdom schools we are trying to sow seeds of hope, trust, and love. We hope that this website will contribute to your interest in Wisdom.

Wisdom is an age-old concept that presents new possibilities for our present age. While modern life is replete with exciting possibilities that are reflected in shiny surfaces, most of us desire something deeper that might hold together life’s fragmented strands. Traditional religion seems to address this desire, telling us that there is a Power that holds life together, nevertheless it mostly tells us about this Power. What many of us need, however, are the means and practices by which this Power might be more deeply and experientially known. But this a very different kind of knowing than what most of us are used to. While we desire a deeper coherence, the difficult reality is that our usual way of thinking only adds to our experience of fragmentation. Is there another way of seeing?

Wisdom not only says that there is, but it also suggests the means by which this seeing might be established. This is Wisdom’s Work.

What We Do

November 10, 2014

One Mind: The Intersection of Contemplative Christianity and Zen Buddhism
A conversation between The Rev. William Redfield and Shinge Roshi Sherry Chayat

7 to 8:30 pm

Zen Center of Syracuse
266 W. Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY

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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 teen years. Bill can be contacted at: wisdomswork@gmail.com.