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Our many programs explore the intersections of art, ecology, health, and spirituality. We welcome presenters from a wide variety of faith traditions, cultures, and life experience, living into our commitment to nurturing a strong interfaith community. We value holistic engagement – head and heart and hands – and we invite all who come to Wisdom House to be open to transforming their lives and the world we share with one another and with all Creation.
“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers,” James Baldwin wrote. This reading and discussion group will endeavor to lay bare the questions we find in literature, particularly in the contemporary novel. (Creating a core group makes for a fulfilling experience, but attendance at each week is not required.)
This workshop will help participants experience chant as prayer and practice, learning both its spiritual and technical aspects. Through singing, listening, and writing, we will study the components of chant, including Gregorian notation, modes, rhythm, psalmody, and sight-reading.
Through praying together, presentations, and quiet reflection, we will explore how the image of Wisdom enriches our encounter with the Holy One and with one another in these divisive times. Bring a journal to write in. Includes lunch.
Writers at this weekend retreat will gain support in using visualization and voice techniques to find the subjects, approaches, and tones that bring forth what they have been longing to put into words. Includes all meals.
Join Chef Margaret Jacobs as she cooks for you a mystery dish, in the process revealing proper knife technique and care, the art of several cooking methods, how to choose the best pan for a particular outcome, and more.
The spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin encourages us to ‘see’ our role as ‘co-creators in a co-evolving universe’ in new and creative ways. In this program, we will explore the role of the feminine in spirituality, in theology, and in practice within our faith communities.
Explore the myriad ways that music, poetry, and visual art can spark the imagination and inspire the creative process. In this playful and participation-based workshop, we will view works of art and respond to them by creating our own music, poetry, and prose.
Part presentation, part music listening, part exploration of one’s own values and vision, Lara will share stories, play music, and offer insight into what has inspired her own work. Through individual and group exercises, we’ll reflect on and prioritize our efforts to create healthy communities, and inspire each other in new ways.