Wisdom Waypoints Book Practice Circle – The Wisdom Jesus
The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind – A new Perspective on Christ and His Message by Cynthia Bourgeault (2008)
In The Wisdom Jesus the angle of approach will be to see Jesus first and foremost as a wisdom teacher, a person who clearly emerges out of and works within an ancient tradition called “wisdom,” known sometimes as sophia perennis, which is in fact at the headwaters of all the great religious traditions of the world today. It’s concerned with the transformation of the whole human being. Transformation from what to what? Well, for a starter, from our animal instincts and egocentricity into love and compassion; from a judgmental and dualistic worldview into a nondual acceptingness. This was the message that Jesus, apparently out of nowhere, came preaching and teaching, a message that was radical in its own time and remains equally radical today. (p.4)
In this Foundational Wisdom Book Practice Circle, we will dive deeply into the gifts in The Wisdom Jesus as we intentionally cultivate Wisdom knowing through:
> Grounding in the practices of a Wisdom Circle
> Supportive group discussions facilitated by seasoned Wisdom practitioners, reflecting on a few chapters a month
> Engaging all of our being through mindful attentional practices/Inner Tasks, meditation, body prayer/sacred gesture, and chant
WHO IS THIS WISDOM BOOK CIRCLE FOR?
This Wisdom Book Study and Practice Circle is designed for seekers who want to cultivate a deeper connection with the Wisdom tradition which lies at the headwaters of all sacred paths. It is a practice circle where we seek to connect with the book with all three centers of knowing. As we come together in community, seeking inspiration and practices for our awakening, we will leave with a felt sense of our deepening presence and how we can be of service in the world.
Dates: Last Tuesday of the month: 31st Jan; 28th Feb, 28th March, 25th April and 30th May 2023
Time each month: 7:30-9:00 NEW ZEALAND TIME
NOTE: Spaces are limited in all time slots. Be sure to adjust for your local Time Zone. Click here for time converter and join us from wherever you are in the world!
Contribution: Suggested donation of $75 or any amount that is sustainable and within your means. Payment is available online by credit card or PayPal, or by mailing in a check. Thank you. Please email Info@contemplative.org to register for this course
Platform: Zoom. Your group facilitators will email the Zoom link prior to first meeting. Earbuds are suggested for clarity of hearing.