Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pumpkins and Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds at Wisdom House come from Hogan's Cider Mill in Burlington, CT.  You might want to visit the cider mill for free tastings and pumpkins, gourds and mums.  

Tell the owner, Theresa Dunlop, that you saw her place on Wisdom House's Facebook or Blog!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Will Real Peace Please Stand Up!

"The way to experience inner peace or global peace is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. 

Peace isn't an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth. It's an experience that's expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling

~ Pema Chodron, "Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears," p. 87

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Heritage Wednesday

Over the years, we have invited local poets to share their works with us through a program, "Readings in the Gallery."

Some who have made presentations are: Joan Kunsch, Susan Kinsolving, and Rose Styron.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Be the Rhythm

Join a community of drummers led by international percussionist
John Marshall at Wisdom House on Saturday, September 24, from 9:30am - Noon for a morning of "Global Hand Drumming."  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Art of Marbling

Artist Erin Tapley gave a lecture about her present exhibit, "Heal," which is in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery. The scrolls on exhibit were created by the technique of marbling. Her works will be on exhibit through October 1.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Begin Fall with a New Mind

On Saturday, September 10, Wisdom House will be sponsoring two new programs. 

One will deepen your understanding of Christian mystic, Teilhard de Chardin. This will be presented by Sally Campbell Woodhall.  

Another program, “Mindful Parenting” with Sharon Gutterman, will aid those who mentor children in their personal development. 

For further information about each program visit, email, or call 860-567-3163.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Two-Day Event Scheduled for September 30 & October 1

hARTsem Days is a celebration of the arts and spirituality at Hartford Seminary. Artists, musicians, performers, and workshop leaders will bring the community together around a common theme.

Friday, Sept. 30, will center around the Seminary's decision to establish a Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, capped off by a concert with Prof. Miriam Therese Winter and Friends. 

On Saturday, Oct. 1, artists, musicians, authors and others will conduct workshops and performances, and refreshments will be available from food trucks parked on campus. In the evening, Moroccan theater artist Hassan Jai will perform a dramatic reading of the Elif Shafak's novel, "The 40 Rules of Love," which follows the lives of a Jewish-American housewife and a Sufi Muslim based in Amsterdam and their unlikely love.

Among the presenters on Saturday, Oct. 1, will be Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Art and Spirituality Coordinator at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield. She will give a workshop on “The Artist as Contemplative.”

The tentative schedule, with registration and ticketing links for select events, can be found here. Questions can be directed to Heather Holda at

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Give success to the work of our hands. ( Psalm 90:17 )

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