Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rabbi Rami Returns

Using his book "Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent" and texts from the world's religions, Rabbi Rami Shapiro led a weekend retreat July 11 -13 that explored the great existential questions: "Who am I ?", "Where did I come from?", "Where am I going?", "How should I live?", and "Why?"


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Student Recipient of Writing Grant

In June, Michael Lacy, a student at Central Connecticut State University, came to Wisdom House via a Writers Fellowship to work on his writings.  The fellowship is made possible through the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which asked Wisdom House to administer this fellowship since 2010.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Demos Comes to Wisdom House

Recently, members of the Demos organization met at Wisdom House to do strategic planning.

Demos means "the people." It is the root word of democracy. Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. It believes that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of its people. 
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Retreat for a Week, Consider for a Lifetime

Expand your beliefs on life… and death... at a Guided Retreat: “The Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Living” on August 8th (dinner) through August, 15 (breakfast) at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield. 

In addition to daily group meetings, this week-long retreat also will include a viewing of the DVD The Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Living, an interview with Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Carl Arico. There will be a daily practice of Centering Prayer. An atmosphere of silence will permeate each day.

Presenting the retreat will be Gail Fitzpatrick Hopler and Mary Anne Best. Gail Fitzpatrick Hopler is the President of Contemplative Outreach. She is an editor and contributor of The Gift of Life series. She has authored numerous articles on the contemplative life and is an international speaker for Contemplative Outreach. Mary Ann Best serves as Director of Finance and Development for Contemplative Outreach. She is also an editor and contributor of The Gift of Life series and a Centering Prayer leader.

For fees and more information,
call Wisdom House at (860) 567-3163
click Wisdom House Retreat Portal

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Medieval Reflection

Found in the Beguinage of the Vineyard – Bruges, Belgium – this reflection can also be taken to heart in the 21st Century.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thomas Moore at Wisdom House

Using material from his most recent book, "A Religion of One's Own," New York Times best-selling author Thomas Moore gave a weekend retreat at Wisdom House.
In the course of the retreat, he encouraged guests to come in contact with their deepest beliefs, make their life from what is given to them, and use examples from art, literature, music, and science to create a more contemplative soulful life.
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