Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Spirit

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In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we can need to become in this 21st century as the Universe evolves. Our intent in the presentations and conversations is to awaken our consciousness more fully to all that humankind is. March 18, 2020     Part 1    Who Is This Species Named Homo Sapiens? We will look anew at how the emergence of Homo Sapiens two hundred thousand years ago was a bright, celebrative moment in the evolutionary process. Though you may have done this many times, we will open …

Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Spirit

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In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we can need to become in this 21st century as the Universe evolves. Our intent in the presentations and conversations is to awaken our consciousness more fully to all that humankind is. March 18, 2020     Part 1    Who Is This Species Named Homo Sapiens? We will look anew at how the emergence of Homo Sapiens two hundred thousand years ago was a bright, celebrative moment in the evolutionary process. Though you may have done this many times, we will open …

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Dinner Lecture

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Rivers and Drifts: Natural Patterns in Designed Places with Darrel Morrison Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for dinner and lecture by professor emeritus Darrel Morrison. Darrel will share his insights on landscape designs using native plant communities as the artistic palate. Darrel has gained a national reputation for his extraordinary skill at designing natural landscape gardens which include the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin TX and the Native Wisconsin Garden at the UW-Madison Arboretum.  His exceptional knowledge of natural ecological communities and a feel for the aesthetics of nature inform his work. Cost $40/person, includes dinner and …

Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Spirit

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we can need to become in this 21st century as the Universe evolves. Our intent in the presentations and conversations is to awaken our consciousness more fully to all that humankind is. March 18, 2020     Part 1    Who Is This Species Named Homo Sapiens? We will look anew at how the emergence of Homo Sapiens two hundred thousand years ago was a bright, celebrative moment in the evolutionary process. Though you may have done this many times, we will open …

A Day Away – Listen

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A Day Away to Listen to the Earth “Listen” is the first word in the Rule of Benedict. St. Benedict begins by urging us to listen with the ear of our heart. This day of retreat will turn our listening hearts to the earth, our common home. We will tune our hearts and deepen our listening to the earth through silence, contemplative prayer, group prayer, contemplative dialogue and direct encounter with the land at Holy Wisdom Monastery. This is a opportunity for participants to settle into interior and exterior silence, and to listen for the gentle voice of the earth. …

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Luncheon Lecture

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Owls of Wisconsin with Sylvia Marek Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for lunch and lecture about owls. Naturalist Sylvia Marek will talk with us about the Owls of Wisconsin. With her extraordinary knowledge and many wonderful photographs she will inform us about these birds of the night, and the important role they play in the ecosystems where they live. Speaker Sylvia Marek is a highly trained and experienced naturalist. She works for the University of Wisconsin Arboretum and is a first rate birder. Sylvia is also a member of the Friends of Wisdom Prairie Council. Cost $40/person, includes lunch and …

Daily prayer

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All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer: 7:35 am-7:55 am: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Saturday) 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer (Every day) 11:45 am-12:00 pm: Midday Prayer (Tuesday-Friday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:00 pm: Lectio Divina (Saturday); in the Formation office area (on the lower level of the monastery building) 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer (Tuesday-Sunday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:55 pm-5:15 pm: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Friday)

Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation

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This six-part series will explore how Buddhism might help Christians answer questions about what they really believe regarding the nature and existence of God, the role of Jesus as Son of God and Savior, life-after-death, prayer and spirituality and healing the world. It will be based on Paul Knitter’s book, Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian. Meetings will consist of input from Paul Knitter, group discussions and meditations. Facilitators Paul Knitter – Member of Holy Wisdom Sunday Assembly; practicing Buddhist and local teacher for the Foundation for Active Compassion; Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary; widely published theologian specializing in interfaith relations and dialogue. David …