Three Separate Days: Introducing and Deepening Wisdom

Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT  06107

These  three day-long offerings will give participants the opportunity to deepen their experiential grasp of a Wisdom Christianity and integrate their experiential understanding in order to update and enliven their faith. Participatory in form, there will be a variety of spiritual practices that will be introduced and experienced. These three days will consist of a balance and rhythm of Wisdom teaching, spiritual practice, directed discussion, and shared ritual.  Because they will be spread out over several months, participants will be given time for integration. And while these days of practice and inquiry can stand alone, together they will build toward a sequential coherence that will serve as a firm foundation for future Wisdom learnings. Familiarity with Centering Prayer or other spiritual practices is required.  Participants are welcome to attend one, two or all three programs.

Principles & Foundations of Wisdom Christianity: 
Changing our Perspectives

Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wisdom is a deep stream running under religious traditions, including Christianity. One of the first titles given to Jesus by his followers was a moshel mehalim, "master of Wisdom." This session covers foundational aspects of Christian Wisdom with a focus on embracing the whole person: mind, heart and body in knowing and practice. The cornerstone practices of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Chant and Prayer of Gesture and Movement will be introduced.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

This program will consist of a balance and rhythm of Wisdom teaching, spiritual practice, directed discussion, and shared ritual. Because they will be spread out over several months, participants will be given time for integration. While these days of practice can stand alone, together they will build toward sequential coherence that will serve as a firm foundation for future Wisdom learnings. Familiarity with Centering Prayer or other spiritual practices is necessary.

For registration please visit:  https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/principles-foundations-of-wisdom-christianity

The Core of Wisdom Christianity: 
A New Way of Seeing & Being 

Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This session will review the key Christian Wisdom teachings from the first session and extend these to cover a new way of being present and seeing the world from a viewpoint of Gratitude, Abundance, Connection and Coherence. Exploring Wisdom's View from the Cross allows us to embrace the Paschal Mystery in our own lives with greater power and meaning. Christian Loving Kindness practices will be introduced.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

This program will consist of a balance and rhythm of Wisdom teaching, spiritual practice, directed discussion, and shared ritual. Because they will be spread out over several months, participants will be given time for integration. While these days of practice can stand alone, together they will build toward sequential coherence that will serve as a firm foundation for future Wisdom learnings. Familiarity with Centering Prayer or other spiritual practices is necessary.

To register please visit:  https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/principles-foundations-of-wisdom-christianity

Integrating Wisdom Christianity into Life: 
How will the results be embodied in our lives? 

Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The final session of this series will review the key items from the first two sessions and will assist us to bring Wisdom Christianity into our lives. We’ll focus on the difference in endpoints between Contemporary Christianity and Wisdom Christianity. We'll explore how Wisdom understanding and practice allows us to live in paradox and mystery, deepens our compassion, and aids us in finding our life purpose.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

This program will consist of a balance and rhythm of Wisdom teaching, spiritual practice, directed discussion, and shared ritual. Because they will be spread out over several months, participants will be given time for integration. While these days of practice can stand alone, together they will build toward sequential coherence that will serve as a firm foundation for future Wisdom learnings. Familiarity with Centering Prayer or other spiritual practices is necessary.

To register please visit:  https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/integrating-wisdom-christianity-into-life