Wisdom & Spiritual Paths

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The Way of the Wisdom Jesus - An Online Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. In this new six-week online course, Episcopal priest, teacher, and retreat and conference leader Cynthia Bourgeault serves as a masterful guide to Jesus’s vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teaching for yourself. Using her book "The Wisdom Jesus" as a guide, you will join Cynthia in exploring the teachings of Jesus through the lens of non-duality and kenosis (“letting go”). Throughout the course, Cynthia will guide you in experiencing Christian wisdom practices, including centering prayer, lectio divina, sacred chanting and psalmody, and the welcoming prayer. The course concludes with a celebration of recognition energy: that wellspring inspired by the instantaneous, mutual recognition of hearts. We invite you to join Cynthia and fellow course participants on this walk on the path into the heart of Jesus.

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What Is Reality?

Alan Watts
Become What You Are

People often say that they are looking for Reality and that they are trying to live. I wonder what that means?

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Articles

Freedom & Self-Knowledge

Are We Free? An Excerpt from In Search of Being If we wish for self-knowledge, we must strive for freedom. Our picture of ourselves is formed by what we experience. Each of us comes into the ...

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The Future of Religion: A Reader’s Guide

In the world of religion, some things stay the same, while many are constantly adapting to meet our new world of the internet and cell phones, scientific discovery, increasing awareness of gender and ...

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What Is Reality? | An Excerpt from Become What You Are

Life and Reality People often say that they are looking for Reality and that they are trying to live. I wonder what that means? Some time ago a group of people were sitting in a restaurant, and ...

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Awe and Love in the New Year

by David Jaffe The Jewish calendar, like all religious systems, has particular ways of marking spiritual time. A weekly sabbath beckons us to stop, prayers for the new lunar month remind us of the ...

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Online Courses

The Way of the Wisdom Jesus

If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. In this online course, Episcopal priest, author, teacher, and retreat leader Cynthia Bourgeault serves as a masterful guide to Jesus’s vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teaching for yourself.

Taught by: Cynthia Bourgeault

How to Be a Mensch

At the heart of Judaism, no less fundamental than the observation of ritual and the wisdom of Jewish law, revelation, and text, is the teaching of the transformation of the heart and soul of the individual. Dr. Alan Morinis, founder of The Mussar Institute, introduces the extraordinary thousand-year-old tradition of Mussar to help practitioners acquire Torah and internalize the wisdom of the tradition.

Taught by: Alan Morinis