Principles & Foundations of Wisdom Christianity: Changing our Perspectives with Bill Redfield

Nov 10, 2018

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.

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.

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Offering: $65 (includes lunch)
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Rev. Bill Redfield retired three years ago as rector of Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NY after nearly 20 years. He’s been an Episcopal priest for over 40 years and is also an LCSW who worked in private practice in central New York and Maine. His lifelong interest is 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 and serves as President of Northeast Wisdom.

This is part 1 of a 3-part series entitled Exploring Wisdom Christianity: 3 Days of Deepening Practice & Inquiry.  

The sessions are as follows:
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Principles and Foundations of Wisdom Christianity: Changing our Perspectives
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Core of Wisdom Christianity: A new way of Seeing and Being
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Integrating Wisdom Christianity into Life: How will the results be embodied in our lives?