Monday, January 31, 2011

Year-End Retreat



For more than 15 years, members of the Village Zendo in NYC have come to Wisdom House from Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 to make their end of the year eight=day silent retreat. Here are some pictures of their zendo at  Wisdom House.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Commemorating MLK Jr.: 'Wake Up; Do Not Sleep Through Times of Change'


Rosemarie Greco, DW opened the Litchfield County 20th Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration at Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, CT on Sunday, January 16.   She reminded those present of Dr. King's words to wake up:  do not sleep through times of great change; develop a world perspective; eradicate poverty, racism and injustice in America; find alternatives to war, bloodshed and violence. ( See King's sermon: "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution").


The event drew over 200 people from the tri-state area. At the celebration, founder and director of the commemoration, Victoria Christgau of Litchfield, received The Hartford Courant's Tapestry Award. The award celebrates individuals and organizations who emulate the cause of diversity.



The criteria for receiving the award is that the person or organization values the differences in people; excels in initiating or championing efforts to encrourage diversity; has developed and implemented specific programs that bring together residents from throughout the region;and has collaborated on projects that result in building a common ground for people from all walks of life.



Ms. Christgau is also the Founder/Executive Director of The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence. The office for the center is at the University of Hartford. It's website is http://www.ctnonviolence.org/.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Seek Wisdom in 2011

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Medieval and Renaissance Music at Wisdom House January 8


The faculty of the Susan Iadone Recorder Workshop gave a concert of selected pieces of Medieval and Renaissance music on Saturday evening, January 8 for their students and guests who were at Wisdom House for the weekend.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thomasina Levy: 'Out of Many We are One'

At a time when our nation holds pain and hope, we offer you this song by Litchfield dulcimer artist, Thomasina Levy, "Out of Many We Are One". Its chorus sings, "The dream of our founders is alive and well, Our work has just begun. We'll endure what storms will come our way, Out of many we are one." For a free download of the song, click http://dulcimersong.com or www.outofmanysong.com .

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 16: Marking the 20th Annual MLK Commemoration of Litchfield County

On Sunday, January 16, the 20th annual celebration opens at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, CT. All are welcome.


Friday, January 7, 2011

January 13: Special Celebration of Dr. King's Birthday for Students and Teachers in Hartford,

Victoria Christgau created the Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration that began at Wisdom House in 1992. This year, a special performance for students and teachers will take place at the Bushnell Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut. (Click on the image below to enlarge.)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Center for Nonviolence Lists Winter Events Commemorating the Work of Dr. King

Please click on the images below to enlarge them so you can read about the upcoming events commemorating the civil rights work of Dr. King. At Wisdom's Table will be publishing more about events commemorating Dr. King over the coming week.