Wisdom Way of Knowing 

November 18, 2017

8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Rev. William Redfield


The Wisdom tradition has an essential contribution to make to our time. But access to Wisdom is unlike other bodies of knowledge; it is state-dependent. That is—rather than a body of information, theory, or doctrine—it is more a way of knowing. So, it must be practiced in order to be apprehended and understood.

In our day together we will have the opportunity to sample some of these Wisdom practices and better understand the methodology of Wisdom Schools. And then, setting all of this into a larger perspective, we will explore how and why both Centering Prayer and Wisdom practices can assist our human growth in the direction of integral wholeness. But more than just for us and for our own growth, it will be argued that this Wisdom work is for the benefit of greater humanity and perhaps the entire universe.

Offering: $65

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Contemplative Learning format
8:30 - Sign-in opens at meeting space 
9:00 - Welcome and breakfast snacks (30 mins) 
9:30 - Prayer, Community Check-in (10 minutes) 
9:40 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
10:10 - Silent Break (10 mins)
10:20 - Conference 1 (1 hour)
11:20 - Silent Break (10 mins)
11:30 - Conference 2 (1 hour)
12:30 - Full lunch (with or without conversation) 
1:30 - Conference 3 (1 hr)
2:30 – Silent Break (15 min) 
2:45 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
3:15 - Small Group (1 hr) 
4:15 - Community Check-out, Survey and Prayer - ask questions / share closing insights with the large group (15 mins) 
4:30 - Depart

**Online registration is closed. However, there is still room in this program and we welcome you to join us. Please call 860-760-9705 to register or you can register upon arrival. Thank You!


Presenter Profile


Rev. William Redfield

Bill Redfield recently retired as rector of Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NY, three years ago after nearly 20 years. Besides being an Episcopal priest for over 40 years, 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 is a student of and a collaborator with Cynthia Bourgeault, the author of many books on Wisdom Christianity and contemplative spirituality. Currently Bill is working to proliferate the concepts and practices of contemplative spirituality and Wisdom Christianity through workshops, retreats, and Wisdom schools.


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