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Wisdom Schools & Retreats

"Wisdom Schools are a format for integral learning that's based in some of the deepest roots for transformation and change in the Christian tradition. Wisdom schools are about awakening the yearning for a different kind of presence in the world and then developing the skills and the knowledge base to apply that, to transform your own life and the life of people around you."

 

--Cynthia Bourgeault

Upcoming Retreats

  • Wisdom School: The Encounter with Evil ZOOM OPTION
    Feb 17, 6:00 PM PST – Feb 22, 12:00 PM PST
    Burlingame, 2300 Adeline Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
    “From time immemorial Wisdom Schools have emerged in times of global crisis or on the cusp of great leaps in human consciousness in order to help shepherd our planet through the transition." ― Wisdom Waypoints, Cynthia Bourgeault

Past Retreats

  • And so we begin again...
    Sun, Jan 01
    Online Retreat
    Jan 01, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Online Retreat
    Online Morning Reflective Retreat: The year is almost over and a new year is just about to spring forth. This shift to a new year marks a threshold that has been entered into as a moment to pause, ponder and prepare, to learn something about ourselves and about what life is telling us as we begin..
  • Mercy Center Burlingame presents... Leaning Into Blessing: An Advent Online Retreat
    Dec 02, 2022, 4:00 PM PST – Dec 04, 2022, 12:00 PM PST
    Leaning Into Blessing
    "The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before...So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon."
  • Fall Triduum ONLINE Wisdom Practice Retreat
    Oct 31, 2022, 4:30 PM PDT – Nov 02, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT
    Online Retreat
    ****The ZOOM Link will be sent out again 1 hour before the start time**** We often focus on spring’s Paschal Triduum, from dusk on Holy Thursday through dusk on Easter Sunday, as a chance to move inward and journey with Christ through our own passage of death to life. . .
  • Wisdom School: Three Centered Presence and Transformation of Consciousness
    Aug 25, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT – Aug 30, 2022, 12:00 PM PDT
    Burlingame, 2300 Adeline Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
    “From time immemorial Wisdom Schools have emerged in times of global crisis or on the cusp of great leaps in human consciousness in order to help shepherd our planet through the transition." ― Wisdom Waypoints, Cynthia Bourgeault
  • Centering Prayer and Oneness
    Sun, May 22
    Burlingame
    May 22, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT – May 28, 2022, 12:00 PM PDT
    Burlingame, 2300 Adeline Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
    "Contemplation...is not a special gift. It is simply seeing from the perspective of oneness, or in other words, from the level of our spiritual awareness. It can indeed be practiced, and over time, with sincerity and persistence, it becomes an abiding state of consciousness.” ― Cynthia Bourgeault
  • Mystical Hope Retreat
    Fri, Apr 01
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    Apr 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    With everything that is going on in our individual lives and the world it is easy to lose touch with the hope so desperately needed at this time. During this Retreat we will explore the teachings of Cynthia Bourgeault from her important book 'Mystical Hope.' 
  • And so we begin again...
    Sat, Jan 01
    Online Retreat
    Jan 01, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Online Retreat
    Morning Virtual Retreat: This year is coming to a close. Another year of both gift and challenge, joy and sorrow, old and new. The transition to a new year marks a moment that has been entered into as a time to pause, ponder and prepare, to acknowledge weariness and readiness to begin again. . .
  • Leaning Into Blessing: An Advent Silent Retreat
    Dec 03, 2021, 4:00 PM PST – Dec 05, 2021, 12:00 PM PST
    Burlingame, 2300 Adeline Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
    "The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before...So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon."
  • Mystical Hope Wisdom Practice Retreat
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Nov 05
    Los Olivos
    Nov 05, 2021, 4:00 PM PDT – Nov 06, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT
    Los Olivos, Box 39, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441, USA
    We'll explore the teachings from Cynthia Bourgeault on the Imaginal Realm and her important book 'Mystical Hope.' This material will be surrounded with a rhythm of silence, chanting, centering prayer, conscious work, reflection, movement, attention exercises, and sharing from the heart.