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Introductory Wisdom School Part A

    A Wisdom Way of Knowing

with Heather Ruce, M.A.
Catherine Regan, Ph.D.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D.

 

August 14-18, 2019
Wednesday 6:00 pm to
Sunday at 4:00 pm

$550 Overnight / $450 Commuter

Limited financial assistance is available.
For more information please contact:
cesguerra@mercywmw.org

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

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RETREAT EXPERIENCE

This Introductory Wisdom School will set the foundation for the importance of wisdom schools in our era. Using Cynthia Bourgeault's e-course teachings, together we will explore our three centers of intelligence, the Rule of St. Benedict, and the Wisdom tradition as the Way of the Heart so that we might show up in the world as more conscious planetary servants.

Heather, Catherine, and Joy will facilitate the integration of Cynthia's transmissions and invite a 'wisdom way of knowing' through a daily rhythm of periods of video teaching from Cynthia, Centering Prayer, mindful work, mindful movement, sharing, and contemplative free time

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RETREAT LEADERS

Heather Ruce, M.A. is a spiritual director and meditation teacher. She leads monthly Wisdom Practice Circles desiring to help others wake up to a different kind of presence. She has been trained as a therapist and in a mindfulness and somatic based approach to trauma healing.

Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and adjunct program staff member at Mercy Center where she coordinates the Centering Prayer Program. Her great interest is in the renewal of contemplative practices as a path of transformation — of ourselves and of our world.

Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a Professor Emerita of chemistry, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

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SCHEDULES AND RESOURCES

 

Print POSTED SOON: welcome/orientation
   
Print POSTED SOON: wisdom school schedule

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ROOM AND MEALS

Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus

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REGISTRATION

Please read all of the following before making a registration payment:

  •  Online registrations are transacted on a secure web server
  •  An account is optional—your credit card data is not stored 
  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa only, USA and Canada
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select RSM-BurlAssoc rate  

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Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email registration@mercywmw.org. We will assist you in registering for this retreat.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for further information.

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CANCELLATION

Please read our cancellation and refund policy.