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April 2017

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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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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September 2017

The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion, and the Struggle for Integrity

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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6 biweekly sessions, Thursdays September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 2017 Perhaps no issue more dominates contemporary religious conversation than the relationship between personal spirituality and institutional religion. In terms of religious practice, the fastest growing groups are those who claim to be “spiritual but not religious” and “the nones,” those who claim no affiliation with a particular religion. Yet far more numerous are those who choose to remain engaged in a religious tradition but want to…

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November 2017

Sheltered by Silence: A Guided Contemplative Retreat  

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Before he could hear God’s quiet voice, Elijah had to find refuge from his pursuers. Our pursuers include an overabundance of information and input from many sources. In this one-day silent retreat, we take shelter in stillness, where our spirits can heal and unfurl, and truths deep within us gently dawn on our awareness. The stillness need not be solitary. Indeed, a sense of community may be most profound when interactions are wordless. The language of the eyes, a smile,…

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December 2017

Honoring the Body: As Christ’s Presence Among Us 

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Our bodies are the source of ongoing human life, creating generations of new life. Throughout the Christian tradition the body has been anointed, baptized, purified, fed, fasted, vilified, chastened, celebrated, healed, and buried. Jesus took on a human body in order to be one of us and to experience what we experience as embodied beings. What does his embodiment tell us about our own? What are our bodies teaching us on our spiritual path?  How are our bodies Christ’s presence among…

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