Enjoy sitting meditation and total relaxation, walking meditation, deep listening and mindful speech. All are welcome.
The heart of our recovery path is the Twelve Steps, but we are also gifted with other reminders of the recovery way of life. One of these tools is the slogans we learn in our programs. Come and remember your favorite slogans, and learn some new ones. We will reflect, share, and create slogans for our continuing recovery.
Through experiential practices involving nature, mindful movement, and interactive dialogue, this workshop will help participants transform overwhelm and despair into constructive and collaborative action in the face of growing social and ecological crises.
Express yourself by creating an altered book
Drawing on the wisdom of Twelve-Step spirituality and his new book, Surrendered―The Sacred Art: Shattering the Illusion of Control and Falling into Grace with Twelve-Step Spirituality, Rami will examine the difference between surrender as an act of will and being surrendered as a gift of grace, and explore what it is to give up the former and live the latter.
Through reflection, inner-journeying, guided meditation, group conversation, silence, and prayer, participate in the living Franciscan tradition — that is, a spiritual awareness and sacred response that’s deeply rooted in the transformative power of the wisdom way of peace.
Enter into the deep wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as we explore together the heart of the Buddha’s teachings poignantly expressed in this very poem.
Join us for a midweek retreat dedicated to encouraging clergy and faith leaders to practice the art, science, and spirituality of healthy caregiving. Explore the myriad ways that self-care is a part of authentic “compassion satisfaction” and can aid helpers and organizations in creating sustainable caregiving practices.
Gallery Opening “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years: A Celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield For 70 Years”
On Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center in East Litchfield will host an opening reception of a distinctive interactive art exhibit, “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years: A celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield For 70 Years.”
This special exhibit will be on display May 18 through August 17, 2019, and will also commemorate the 25th Year of Wisdom House’s popular Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery.
In addition to the in-house permanent display of historical and contemporary photos and artifacts, an application (APP) link will be available for smartphones that will enable the special exhibit’s still photos to morph into “live” video stories highlighting the past, present, and future of the Daughters of Wisdom ministries.
At 3:30 p.m. a special panel discussion will present insights and memories from several members of the Daughters of Wisdom, including former Wisdom House Administrator, Rosemarie Greco, and Provincial Leader, Catherine Sheehan, among others.
A reception will follow the panel discussion. Reservations are requested for the free event.
Join with two women who are friends, life coaches, and leaders of transformation in New England in a weekend retreat that will inspire and energize. Expect to return back home with clarity on how you can nurture the divine feminine and live in gratitude for the seasons of women’s lives.
Celebrate World Labyrinth Day and join us and over 5,000 people taking steps for peace, 'Walking as One at 1' in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
The results are in: Cooking en papillote proves that simple can be sophisticated, healthy can be heavenly, and low in fat can be high in flavor. This haute cuisine is ideal for clean and healthy eating, and within the reach of everyone.
Gathered in silence and contemplative practice, we discover a rhythm to walk in these hurried and uncertain times, finding our way home to the Divine Center.
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.
The Serenity Prayer is basic to our fellowships, as many people pray it together at the end of each meeting. We pray it in times of confusion or frustration or fear. But what does it mean to live it, to live into it? Come join the conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.