The Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin and the Role of the Feminine
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

The Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin and the Role of the Feminine

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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.

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Waging Love: Toward a Healthier World through Music and Beyond
Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Waging Love: Toward a Healthier World through Music and Beyond

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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. 

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A Joyful Noise: Sacred Chant Workshop
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

A Joyful Noise: Sacred Chant Workshop

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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.

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From Wisdom's Table: Holiday Cookies for a Party
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

From Wisdom's Table: Holiday Cookies for a Party

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Join us for the ultimate cookie adventure! In this baking demonstration we will witness the creation of: Amazing Coconut Macaroons, the BEST Italian cookies, Sugar Cookies (by your own design), Tea Cakes and Buttery Almond Crescents. Conversations, recipes and tastings are part of this program experience.

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 Jung, Intuition and Spiritual Creativity
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Jung, Intuition and Spiritual Creativity

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Intuition is a soulful perception of an inner reality. It assists us to bring forth God’s creative spirit to be incarnated in life-giving expressions. It also can have a dark component of engulfment, from which we need to protect ourselves. This weekend workshop will include input sessions, sharing, and creative expressions through the lens of Jungian psychology.

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From Wisdom's Table: A Twist on the Classic Grilled Cheese
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

From Wisdom's Table: A Twist on the Classic Grilled Cheese

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Tantalize your taste buds by mingling new combinations with special grilled breads. This cooking demonstration menu will include: Cranberry and Brie on Sprouted Wheat; Grilled Eggplant, Spinach and Havarti on Homestyle White; Bacon, White Cheddar and Roasted Tomato on Rosemary Bread; Swiss, Prosciutto and Arugula on Focaccia Bread and Artichoke, Hummus, Turkey and American Cheese on Baguette.

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Autumn Drumming and Labyrinth Walk
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Drumming and Labyrinth Walk

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Come spend a few hours experiencing two activities that create a community with others, strengthen your connection to the earth, and allow deeper connection with yourself. The energy of a drumming circle can quiet the mind, release inner stresses, and create harmony. There will also be a meditative labyrinth walk at Wisdom House’s seven-circuit labyrinth.

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Aging Gracefully and Powerfully
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Aging Gracefully and Powerfully

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In this experiential workshop you will be guided to claim the spiritual maturity of later life. Through healing and forgiveness you will release stagnation and empower yourself to become an elder sage. By realizing your holy resilience and transcendence you will harness the power to gift a legacy to future generations centered on acquired grace and wisdom. 

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 Plain Talk & Forgiveness
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Plain Talk & Forgiveness

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Forgiving ourselves and others is an ongoing spiritual practice. What if we can also learn how to speak with grace, respect and results in challenging conversations? We would have less to forgive because we would not store and rehearse grievances.

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Wisdom Award Celebration
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Wisdom Award Celebration

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The award is given by the Daughters of Wisdom through Wisdom House and honors persons in the Northwest Connecticut community who, through their generous volunteer service, have been signs of Divine Wisdom present and working in our midst.

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Growing into the Likeness of Jesus through the Enneagram
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Growing into the Likeness of Jesus through the Enneagram

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For this retreat, participants need to have a basic background in the Enneagram system and know their core number. We will review how each of the nine personalities can let go of ego-motivated patterns of behavior, transform our human compulsions into gifts and liberate the awareness of the true self.

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Spiritual Drumming
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spiritual Drumming

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Drumming provides the perfect focus for a meditative experience. Each gathering starts with the setting of our intentions for the session, flows into using a chant with drumming to center the group, and creates the energy of community. Drum rhythms for the use of personal meditation and quieting the mind will also be explored.

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Thomas Merton and the Spiritual Imagination
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Thomas Merton and the Spiritual Imagination

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Michael W. Higgins, PhD remembers poet, activist, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton in the 50th Anniversary year of his death, this program will explore his contributions to the spiritual imagination. We will explore his legacy to the literary, moral, and mystical imaginations through his life and writings.

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