Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Eyes

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

            Meister Eckhart



(Rev. Ward Bauman will give a retreat on Dominican preacher and mystic Meister Eckhart at Wisdom House, August 10-17, 2012.  Information on www.wisdomhouse.org)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

January Meditation Retreat


Actor Richard Thomas and his wife Georgiana attended the Buddhist meditation
retreat at Wisdom House at the end of January.  Thomas, an Emmy award-winning actor, whose professional credits include stage, Broadway, and TV films, is well-remembered for his role as John-Boy
in the CBS TV series, "The Waltons."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quaker Spirituality Retreat

Silence and simplicity are gifts of Quaker Spirituality.  Both personal spirituality and communal worship revolve around these.

Give yourself the gift of an experience of Quaker Spirituality at a contemplative retreat with Linda Chidsey on February 24-26, 2012 at Wisdom House.  For more information visit: www.wisdomhouse.org.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Seekers of Wisdom

Seekers of Wisdom come in many guises,

And Wisdom desires them all,

And calls them according to their nature.

The quiet She invites to listen in silence.

The active She bids engage the world with justice.

The teacher She empowers to inspire others to seek Her as well,

For the goal of the teacher is not to enlist followers, But to train up fellow travelers.




Excerpt #30, The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Book available through Wisdom House, info@wisdomhouse.org , $5 includes shipping.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Listen



If today you hear God's voice,

                Harden not your heart.

                                    Psalm 95,8

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Reflection


Wisdom is a spotless mirror reflecting without distortion the workings of God in the world as the world. (Wisdom 7:26)

Just as you cannot see your own face except as a reflection, so you cannot see God's face, Eternal Wisdom, except in a reflection.

Nature is that reflection,

Yet do not limit Wisdom to creation alone, for She is more; She is creativity itself streaming from the Ineffable Source of which nothing can be said.



(Excerpt #16, The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis deMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Book available through Wisdom House, info@wisdomhouse.org   $5 includes shipping).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Light and Darkness

Beware of "all or nothing" thinking. 

Do not waste time on hating people, your church or country, or anything that has disappointed you.  You can become so upset with the dark side of things that you never discover how to put the dark and light together, which is the heart of wisdom, all love, and the trademark of spiritual growth.

Light a candle.  Bless the light and the darkness.

(Adapted from "Loving the Two Halves of Life", Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Timeless Wisdom

Wisdom is the Word that predates time, and transcends space.

She was with God, and was God (John 1:1), And hence cannot be spoken only heard.



Excerpt #17, The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis deMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Book available through Wisdom House, info@wisdomhouse.org, $5 includes shipping.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Spiritual Drumming Circle

Some members of the Spiritual Drumming Circle, led by Susan Strand (left)

Drum with intentionality and create community. The Spiritual Drumming Circle meets monthly, with the next gathering on Tuesday, February 7, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

For more information visit www.wisdomhouse.org/program/calendar.html.