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UPCOMING CLASSES AND GROUPS

 


 

Life Lectio

Encore Session

Sunday, June 9th 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Life Lectio: Seeking Wisdom in All Seasons


Are you desiring more wisdom for your life? Through a new spiritual practice based on an ancient one, Wisdom Tree Collective co-founder and spiritual director, Kasey Hitt, will guide you through Life Lectio as you take a leaf from the sacred text of your own life and open your eyes to how Wisdom is right where you are!

  • Spring Life Lectio: Sunday, May 19th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST (Encore Session: Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 pm)
  • Summer Life Lectio: Sunday, August 18th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
  • Fall Life Lectio: Sunday, October 20th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
  • Winter Life Lectio: Sunday, December 15th 7:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

$25.00 USD Value - Pay What You Can

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The price shown is for one Life Lectio class.

Whatever you are able to pay for Life Lectio supports our instructors and helps us continue to offer experiences like this one. We are grateful for your support of Wisdom Tree Collective!  

Please do not let cost stand in the way of your participation. Reach out to Kim Working for financial assistance with this offering.

 


 

Poolside Conversation 

Saturday, June 22

4:00 pm - :00 pm CST


Navigation Science, Resilience, and Spirituality: A Poolside Conversation with Kim Working


Physicist, spiritual director, and WTC co-founder Kim Working invites us to discover the intersection of science and spirituality. Taking the experience of being literally lost, Kim will guide us using map and metaphor, compass and compassion to understand how lostness helps us discern where we are and where we’re going. This time together is an imaginative exercise in resilience.

Saturday, June 22, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. Cookout and program at the home of Kim Working and Mary Francis Jording.

Register by Monday, June 17. Limited to 12 participants.

$75.00 USD Value - Pay What You Can

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Whatever you are able to pay for Poolside Conversation supports our instructors and helps us continue to offer experiences like this one. We are grateful for your support of Wisdom Tree Collective!  

Please do not let cost stand in the way of your participation. Reach out to Kim Working for financial assistance with this offering.

 


 

Centering Prayer Circle

Fridays

9:00 am - 10:00 am CST

Join us any Friday morning for 20 minutes of Centering Prayer followed by Lectio Divina with selections from a Sacred text, poem, song, or piece of art.

Note: We gather through Kajabi Communities, which is the platform for our website. When you sign up for The Centering Prayer Circle using the Register button below, you will receive information on how to log in from your computer or phone.

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Centering Prayer Circle

The Centering Prayer Circle offers the following opportunities for Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, and Audio Divina (reading, looking, and listening with the eyes and ears of the heart):


The Book of Wisdom / Wisdom of Solomon (January-February)

A Rhythm of Prayer edited by Sarah Bessey (March-April)

  • March 1, 8, 15: Orientation
  • March 22, 29, April 5: Disorientation
  • April 12, 19, 26: Reorientation

"Poems & Art shared by the WTC Centering Prayer Community" (May)

The World Wisdom Bible edited by Rabbi Rami Shapiro (texts from the major world religions, June-October)

  • June: Ultimate Reality &¬†The Eternal I
  • July: Centering Prayer Circle Summer Break
  • August: The Self or Mind and The Nature of Wisdom
  • September: Who are the Wise?
  • October: The Way
  • November: Living Wisely &¬†Dying Wisely
  • December: "The Spirituals & Wisdom of Sister Thea Bowman"

 


 

Lunchtime Dream Circle

Tuesdays

11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST 

Join Spiritual Director and Dreamworker Laura Huff Hileman online any Tuesday for a taste of dreamwork.  Let's explore a dream together and discover the Wisdom within!

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Lunchtime Dream Circle

Join Spiritual Director and Dreamworker Laura Huff Hileman online any Tuesday  for a taste of dreamwork.


At Wisdom Tree, we trust that dreams are a God-given banquet inviting us into Presence.

Curious about this rich and juicy Wisdom practice?

Come for a taste, stay for the feast.

No dreams or experience required.

Just bring your hunger for meaning and your willingness to taste and see the sacred in all creation.

We’ll use a group dreamwork method that respects boundaries and honors the soul’s process.

 


 

Sunrise Circle

Wednesdays

6:15 am - 6:45 am CST

Join Wendy Shafer and Kim Working as they host a Wednesday morning prayer circle beginning April 10.

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Sunrise Circle

Join Wendy Shafer and Kim Working as they host a Wednesday morning prayer circle beginning April 10.


Kim and Wendy will focus on the Center for Action and Contemplation’s longstanding daily offerings, frequently featuring the work of Fr. Richard Rohr. The theme for this year is resilience.

Participants will meet virtually using Kajabi, on Wednesday mornings starting April 10th. Please sign up to receive the CAC Daily Meditation and read the Tuesday message prayerfully before we meet.

The circle begins at 6:15 am CST, and after a brief greeting moves to lectio with the Tuesday CAC meditation. That is followed by contemplative silence and concludes with a poem, prayer, or reading.

Sign up for CAC meditations at https://cac.org/daily-meditations.

 


 

Book Ends Circle

May 30th (7 pm CST)

June 6th (9 am CST)

August 1st (9 am CST)

 

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Book Ends Circle


A new book club featuring children’s books for grownups.

Host Beth Brighton, a 2nd year student in our Spiritual Direction program, will begin the group with three free sessions beginning Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 am CST featuring her own book, The Wisdom Tree.

Creating and hosting the book club is Beth's final project in the SD training.

Circle meeting dates: 

  • May 2, 9:00 am CST¬†
  • ENCORE EVENING: May 30th, 7:00pm CST
  • June 6, 9:00 am CST
  • August 1, 9:00 am CST

Register for free and you will receive meeting reminders.  Registering once will register you for access to all three meetings.  

UPCOMING RETREATS

 


 

Saint Meinrad Silent Retreat

October 28 - 31, 2024
2:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Join us at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana for a guided retreat inviting us to the biblical rhythm of ‚Äúresting and remembering.‚ÄĚ

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Remembering Your Resilience: A Silent Retreat

Are you struggling with feelings of dread and fear about the future?

What if the antidote to paralyzing fear is rest? Would you be interested in experiencing the kind of rest that leads to resilience?

Join us at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana for a guided retreat inviting us to the biblical rhythm of ‚Äúresting and remembering.‚ÄĚ

Whether through a nap by the lake, a walk in the woods, participating in the liturgy of the hours, journaling, coloring, or in spiritual direction, reconnect with God and your stories of resilience. Leave stronger, kinder, and wiser than you were before!

What you'll get:

  • 9 meals
  • 2 half-hour sessions of Spiritual Direction
  • Private Room and Bath
  • All materials included

Want to make it possible for someone else to attend? Your generosity in contributing to our Scholarship Fund is greatly appreciated!

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION CERTIFICATION

 


 

Certificate of Spiritual Direction Application Fee

This is the non-refundable $35 application fee for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction Program.

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Online Certificate in Spiritual Direction

For those who desire to become Spiritual Directors, companioning others with compassion and wisdom on their spiritual journeys.¬† Rooted in the contemplative Christian tradition of inner experience of God's healing, guiding love, cultivated through silence and solitude, listening and discernment.¬† Grown and enriched by collective wisdom arising through all of Creation -- ‚Äčat all times, in all places, through all people and traditions.

Program Objectives:

  • Personal healing and growth as you live with program material and contemplative practices over time so as to invite a deeper discovery of the Divine Presence and your Authentic Self
  • Deepening your ability to listen for and discern Wisdom as it manifests within and around you
  • Offering you skills and tools to assist you in becoming a compassionate, wise companion and guide for others