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February 2020

Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2020

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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…

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March 2020

Song of Our Lives

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

The Oblate Community presents A Musical Workshop on the Psalms led by Ellen Oak Workshop description This workshop will introduce psalm singing as a spiritual practice. It is designed for those serving as musicians in parishes, as well as for individuals who desire the fullness of life in their prayer. The workshop will explore the diverse and deep gifts of the psalms for “singing the song of our lives” in all times and seasons, investigating a variety of musical styles…

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Oblate Retreat

March 6 @ 3:30 pm - March 8 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Faith in the Body All that we experience of God in this life is mediated through physicality. Matter is the matrix of grace. This retreat offers an invitation to further welcome and nurture the love of God which has made a home in our flesh and blood on this living earth. Through simple experiments in breath, movement, stillness and singing, and incorporating reflections on Scripture, the Rule of Benedict and the gleanings of contemporary neuroscience, we will open ourselves to…

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A Day Away – Listen

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$70

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…

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Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Species

March 18 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we 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 and can become. You may attend one or both of the dates and choose lunch or dinner (both lunch and dinner programs are the same on the same date). March…

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Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Species

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we 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 and can become. You may attend one or both of the dates and choose lunch or dinner (both lunch and dinner programs are the same on the same date). March…

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April 2020

Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Species

April 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we 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 and can become. You may attend one or both of the dates and choose lunch or dinner (both lunch and dinner programs are the same on the same date). March…

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Evolutionary Consciousness and the Human Spirit

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

In these two presentations, we will take a long loving look at who the human species is and who we 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 and can become. You may attend one or both of the dates and choose lunch or dinner (both lunch and dinner programs are the same on the same date). March…

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May 2020

Cosmology and Consciousness: In Search of the Whole

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$85

The new science today tells us that nature is an undivided whole, a deep interconnectedness of dynamic life. We humans are part of nature, yet we have become divided into isolated parts struggling for existence. What role does religion play in the quest for wholeness? Is Christianity a religion of wholeness or not? Why has technology assumed the role of religion in our age? We will explore these questions and others through the lens of Teilhard de Chardin, as we…

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June 2020

Awakening to Unconditional Love and Compassion

June 3 - June 7
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$375

Awakening to Unconditional Love and Compassion: A 5-Day Compassion Meditation Retreat with Lama John Makransky, PhD Lama John Makransky, who led the Benedictine Retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery in 2016 with Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith, OSB, is coming back to Madison to teach a 5-day silent retreat. In this retreat, we will explore ways of accessing our innate awareness of unconditional love and compassion through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. By participating in an empowering field of loving…

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