Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Awesome Transformation

"We are indeed in a great moment of awakening.there is a newness about our time and we need to be sensitized to the awesome transformation that is being required of us." (Thomas Berry, CP)

Photo: Andrew F. Ford

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Where Does the Energy Come From?

Where does the energy, the power, come from that allows this to be? The nature of divine Mystery far surpasses our understanding. ( From: "Awe-Filled Wonder: The Interface of Science and Spirituality," Barbara Fiand, SND de N)
Photo credit: Andrew F. Ford

Monday, August 23, 2010

Earth, our Home, is Alive...

Earth, our home, is alive with a unique, resilient community of life. (Preamble, The Earth Charter.)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Some Thoughts on my Artist's Retreat in Silence at Wisdom House

Some thoughts on my Artist's Retreat in Silence at Wisdom House, July 9th -16th, 2010

I got more than I ever expected from my time at Wisdom House in terms of opening my mind and finding clarity as well as finding new directions in my work.

Everything was taken care of. I felt free to let go of the day-to-day 'stuff' of life in order to just focus. And the private studio space, tucked away in the corner of the building, was the perfect place to delve into my studies.

The mealtime schedule was also wonderful. I enjoyed the regular punctuation of my work schedule and the 4-5 hour blocks of time it created. The structure helped me focus. Having a light supper almost seemed to add more hours to the day.

When making arrangements for my stay, I gave little thought to meals. I was caught off-guard (often several times a day) by Chef Gerard Hall and the kitchen's absolutely superb, healthy, beautifully served meals. We abstained from speaking during my retreat while we thoroughly indulged our palates!

-Ann Hirsch

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wisdom House Staff: Bonnie Mis

Bonnie Mis serves Wisdom House as Guest Services Coordinator. From initial contacts to the conclusion of group events, Bonnie oversees the details of the variety of retreats, programs, and workshops that take place at Wisdom House. Bonnie says she enjoys "the variety of people and organizations I get to learn about and work with all year".  These number over  500 organizations and retreats yearly. Bonnie has been Wisdom House's Guest Services Coordinator since 1993.