On Saturday, June 1, Wisdom House held its first Ecology and Spirituality program with a panel discussion on the topic of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. The panel for the program was Alphonse Avitabile, Mother Ozanne Schuman, OSB, and artist Cate Bourke.
Over 55 people attended the
conversation, which was followed by the opening of Ms. Bourke's installation
piece "Requiem for Being," which is based on the same theme. An observation
hive was loaned by John Barker for the day so that guests could see the
activity that goes on inside a hive of honey bees. The installation will be in
the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery until September 7. Gallery hours are Monday -
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
An 80 year old tree at Wisdom House had to be taken down due to its decayed interior.
I've learned that tree wounds that start with an injury or a break in the tree bark expose the underlying wood to bacteria and fungi. The tree often produces a chemical to block the invasion of these microorganisms in an attempt to seal off damage, but this is not always successful.
Blessed be our trees and all living beings who live with wounds and bear them with courage.
~ Rosemarie Greco, DW
Friday, June 7, 2013
|Labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France|
No chairs, only grass! That's one difference between the Labyrinth at Wisdom House and the one in Chartres Cathedral.
Take a labyrinth walk with us at Wisdom House on Tuesday, June 11 or June 18, from 9:00 - 10:30 am.
Summer schedule for labyrinth walks: July 16, August 13, August 20.
Information and registration at email@example.com or 860-567-3163.
Posted by At Wisdom's Table at 12:31 AM
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Martin Bernstein of Brooklyn, NY, participated in the Amherst Early Music Workshop at Wisdom House on Memorial Day weekend. He is pictured with the Contra Bass. Over 40 musicians from 9 states participated.
Early Music is a term given to music in the West, approximately from 800-1800, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods (see www.medieval.org/emfaq).