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March 2017

A Lenten Retreat focusing on the Passion of Christ

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall #200
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Sisters Rosy Kandathil and Lynne Smith will lead this retreat at The Upper House in downtown Madison as an outreach to students and others on the campus. The retreat is open to people beyond the campus and there is no cost. The retreat will provide a window into the Rule of Benedict in preparation for Easter, with a particular focus on personal preparation and the Passion of Christ. Register now or learn more.

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Centering Prayer I Meditation: The Basics

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 22, 2017

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. Winter class: 6 Wednesdays; 3:30-5:00 pm January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22, 2017 To find out more and register go to: http://www.contemplativepresence.org/new-products/the-basics-i  

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April 2017

Lenten Lunches

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 6, 2017

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

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2017

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 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2017

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

A Contemplative Visit to the Deer Park Buddhist Center

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Deer Park Buddhist Center and Monastery, 4548 Schneider Dr
Oregon, WI 53575 United States
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The Spiritual Deepening Council of Holy Wisdom Monastery is delighted to announce a special visit to the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, WI on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Our day will include a tour of the Center and its grounds; two 90-minute interactive presentations on core Tibetan Buddhist teachings and practices by the Center’s two resident Geshes or esteemed scholars; and a lunch. Our host for the day, Chöwng, describes the goal of such visits: We understand most visitors…

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Yoga & the Benedictine Way

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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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4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
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