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March 2017

Lenten Lunches

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Lenten Lunches 2017 Justice: Bringing the Rule of Benedict to bear on today's time Thursdays during Lent, 11:30 am-1:30 pm The recent women's marches around the world have raised the cry to attend to the rights of women, people of color, workers, immigrants and refugees, the earth and more. The signs of the times call us to be vigilant and take action when the rights of others are endangered. The Rule of Benedict, based on Scripture, provides wisdom to guide…

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April 2017

Listening With the Ear of Your Heart: Bridges to Contemplative Living series

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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New people welcome! This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate program.  Learn more Using the Bridges to Contemplative Living booklets of short, inter spiritual writings by Thomas Merton and other interfaith authors, this series of eight small group gatherings is a rich process of listening, conversing, and shared companionship for the spiritual journey. Booklet #7: Adjusting Your Life’s Vision Winter class: 8 Wednesdays; 1:00-2:30 pm January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 5, 19, 2017 To find out…

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Spiritual Direction as Contemplative Practice

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate program.  Learn more Within each of us lies a yearning and a deep desire to find meaning in our lives, grow closer to God, and come to know our True Self.  Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, spiritual ammas and abbas (mothers and fathers) have served as spiritual directors—encouraging others in their search for God. This 2-session offering will particularly look at “spiritual direction for contemplatives”. Open to those currently serving as Spiritual…

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Discernment and the Spiritual Life: Prayer, Mindfulness, and Community

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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In the midst of life's mysteries and difficulties, the process of sorting through our feelings, experiences, and choices can be challenging. How do we make those choices? What is discernment? How is discernment practiced within the spiritual life? Gaining insights from such stories as Jesus’ temptation in the Gospel of Luke and others, we will explore these questions as we experience the process of discernment through lectio divina (divine reading), contemplative prayer, community, and mindfulness. Lunch is included. Dr. Andre B.…

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Contemplative Movie Night

April 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Journey of the Universe: The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation    This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate program.  Learn more An original project of the American Teilhard de Chardin Society, this film guides us through an exploration of “cosmic and Earth evolution as a profound process of creativity, connection, and interdependence.” Drawn into the deeper questions of “What role do humans play in this 14-billion-year process?” and “How do we connect with the intricate web of…

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May 2017

The Forgiveness Path: Self-care for a Wounded Heart

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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When you have been hurt—physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually—forgiveness can be a gift to the perpetrator; but more importantly, it is a healing gift to offer yourself. Forgiveness is a journey and at times, an adventure. How do we forgive people in our lives, whether living, deceased, loved ones, enemies, or strangers who have hurt us? How do we forgive institutions or leaders within institutions that do harm to us or others? Together we will explore forgiveness as a spiritual practice and…

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June 2017

Yoga & the Benedictine Way

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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5 biweekly sessions, Mondays, 9:30-11:00 am June 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 21, 2017 In both yoga and Benedictine life, conversion revolves around stability. Each session will physically explore this paradox plus one core Benedictine value through very simple yoga, adapted to be accessible to all, including bodies that have weathered some years. We’ll start with a brief presentation and include discussion time. Featured values will likely include listening, balance, hospitality, humility, and care for creation. Please wear non-restrictive…

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August 2017

Wisdom School: Arising From Sleep, Awakening to Love

Rule of St. Benedict as Wisdom Text

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more Moving beyond Introductory Level Wisdom Work, this 4-day retreat will follow the Benedictine rhythm of ora et labora (prayer and work) as participants continue to explore the path of inner spiritual transformation. Meditative silence, sacred chanting, conscious work, group teachings, and reflective dialogue will provide the framework for retreatants to enter deeply into the Christian contemplative tradition. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, August 4, 2017@12:30 pm…

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September 2017

Listening With the Ear of Your Heart: Bridges to Contemplative Living series

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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New people welcome! This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more Using the Bridges to Contemplative Living booklets of short, inter spiritual writings by Thomas Merton and other interfaith authors, this series of eight small group gatherings is a rich process of listening, conversing, and shared companionship for the spiritual journey. Booklet #8: Seeing That Paradise Begins Now Fall class: 8 Wednesdays; 1:00-2:30 pm Sept 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13,  2017 To find…

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Centering Prayer I Meditation: The Basics

September 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more For those new to Centering Prayer or who desire a review of an Introductory Workshop, this series of six classes will look to Christian meditation as a means of transforming consciousness. Fall class: 6 Wednesdays; 3:30-5:00 pm September 6, 20; October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 2017 To find out more and register go to: http://www.contemplativepresence.org/new-products/the-basics-i

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